Bahá'í Library Online
. . . .

Library miscellany / Library notes / history
sorted by title, all languages []

  1. About the Bahá'í Faith. Starting places for studying the Bahá'í Faith: introductory books, articles, and magazines etc. [about]
  2. Bahá'í Library Online at 25: Background, Functioning, and Future, by Jonah Winters (2022-05). Notes written for the 25th anniversary of this website. [about]
  3. Book Search: Jump to any page of the Sacred Writings or Primary Literature. Jump to any page in any book of the Sacred Writings. See also Random page. [about]
  4. Contributors and assistants (2000). List of people who have donated significant amounts of time to building the Bahá'í Library (now outdated). [about]
  5. Copyright options for submissions to the Bahá'í Library Online, by Brett Zamir (2006). [about]
  6. Diacritics and transliteration, by Jonah Winters (2002). [about]
  7. Download complete Bahá'í Library Online: BitTorrent backup. Download any or all of the Bahá'í Library files and database, shared via torrent for the purpose of distributed backup. [about]
  8. Featured Pieces. The Bahá'í Library Online posts a large amount of material, and interesting items can be overlooked. To highlight noteworthy additions, we select some to "feature." [about]
  9. Featured Updates. List of items that have a significant update or new version, but are not new. [about]
  10. Glossary of internet-related terms, by Jonah Winters (1998). A document created in 1998, when many users were new to the Web, explaining some common internet terms. Retained for historical interest. [about]
  11. Indexes of Books, and Miscellaneous Sections of the Writings Not Yet Included Elsewhere Online, by Brett Zamir (2005). All of the published Sacred Writings are available online, but these items are usually scanned without inclusion of indexes, reference tables, and other content. This is a list of links to them [about]
  12. Links to Bahá'í blogs, resources, organizations. Links to other useful websites. [about]
  13. List of useful published resources for Bahá'í Studies, by Jonah Winters (1998). A (now-outdated) bibliography of academic books helpful to Bahá'í studies. [about]
  14. Notes on Copyright, by Jonah Winters and Brett Zamir (1998). Notes about various copyright schemes followed by the Bahá'í Library Online, with links to the US Library of Congress' copyright information website. [about]
  15. Pilgrims' Notes, Status of. "Pilgrims' Notes" are unofficial records of meetings with central figures of the Bahá'í Faith, like 'Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi. They may contain inaccuracies, and are not considered authentic, but can be of help, guidance and inspiration. [about]
  16. Proposed Changes for Version 5, by Jonah Winters (2013/2024). Some structural or systemic improvements necessary for future Bahá'í Library expansion (excluding minor changes or new content); planning began in 2011, a redevelopment team was convened in 2021 and funded in 2023, and the project reset in 2024. [about]
  17. Random page: Sacred Writings. Jump to a random page of the Bahá'í Writings. Useful for exploration of the Bahá'í Writings, learning something new, or refreshing on something old. May be bookmarked for repeated use. [about]
  18. Researching the humanities online, by Jonah Winters (1998). A document created in 1998, when many users were new to the Web, giving tips on how to find things online. Retained for archival interest only. [about]
  19. RSS Feeds. Really Simple Syndication page for new Bahá'í Library content. [about]
  20. Sites hosted by the Bahá'í Library Online. Collections or website projects maintained by individuals; most are no longer maintained. [about]
  21. To-Do List and Features Requests (2003-2015). Changes planned, requested, in-progress, or one-day hoped for. [about]
  22. Vision Statement / Mandate of the Bahá'í Library Online, by Jonah Winters (2003 / 2010). Early description of content, intent, and functioning of the Bahá'í Library Online. Now outdated, but still a serviceable statement of purpose. [about]
  23. What is a Content Management System?, by Jonah Winters (2003-08). A brief overview of the technology underlying the Bahá'í Library Online circa 2003, and why this technology represents the next step in the Internet's evolution [since this essay was written, the term Web 2.0 has been popularized for said "next step"]. [about]
  24. What's New in Version 4.0, by Jonah Winters (2012-01). Some useful search and interface changes for 2012, in conjunction with the 15th birthday of the Bahá'í Library. [about]
  25. Yerrinbool Report on Scholarship: 1999, by Graham Hassall, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). Overview of worldwide Bahá'í scholarship projects, publications, and events - 1999; includes a progress report on the growth of the Bahá'í Library Online. [about]
  26. Прежняя версия библиотеки. [about]
Home Site Map Links Copyright About Contact
. .