BBKL site now pay-only

The Biographisch-Bibliographisches KirchenLexicon site is no more.  Or, what comes to the same thing, has vanished behind a paywall.

It was free from 1996 until this year.  From 2011 they asked for voluntary donations to fund the work, with little response.  So now they have imposed a pay wall.

It’s not very clear why they suddenly need to monetise the site.  It looks rather as if the decision was a commercial one.  Bautz.de seems to be a publisher, with all that this implies.

But … there goes one of the very few worthwhile internet sites in the German language.  Oh well.

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