Via Mike Aubrey, some very good news from Randall Tan and Cynthia
Westfall, co-chairs of the SBL Biblical Greek Language and
Starting with 2011, we are strongly encouraging all presenters to make
available on our website any content from their presentations at
[SBL Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics] sessions that they are
willing to make public for distribution. This information can be
submitted both before & after presentation at SBL. This content can be
extended abstracts/summaries (beyond what has previously been
submitted to the SBL program book), handouts, PowerPoint
presentations, links to online content from presenters’ own
websites/blogs, etc., up to & including full papers.
Sharing data, papers, and presentations about biblical studies is a good
thing. There is little doubt that this website will become an important
resource in short order. I am glad to see SBL embracing the importance
of centralizing and sharing this information. There is nothing
about licensee standardization so it seems they will take anything.
Hopefully we'll see a lot of Creative Commons licensed work posted.