Seminary's new app, websites give easy access to resources
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
– one of the largest denominational seminaries and home to the second
largest Lutheran library in North America – is making its vast trove of
theological and scholarly resources more readily available to people
around the world.
Users now have three new choices to get the Seminary’s rich content: two
websites and a new mobile app. They can access classes on Greek or
Hebrew, Bible studies and other helps for biblical interpretation,
podcasts, academic papers, journal articles, videos and more.
The new tools are:
The scholar site — http://scholar.csl.edu
— is the home of the Seminary’s digital institutional repository.
Offering an ultramodern, long-term solution for managing digital
content, the site mimics a library catalog of resources. Digital
versions of the Seminary’s vast collection of published materials,
conference and scholarly works, lectures and items from the rare book
collection are available complete with full descriptions and tagging for
maximum search ability. This site requires a full screen for best
Thanks to the ingenuity of the Seminary’s in-house Technology Services team, the new custom-designed resources website — http://resources.csl.edu
— offers visitors a user-friendly, Netflix-style experience for
accessing on-demand content. From the home page, visitors can choose
from a carousel of options with the most popular items leading the feed.
A key feature is easy scrolling to access a huge variety of resources.
The same resources available on the scholar site are available here;
they are just presented in a different way. This site is
Concordia Seminary mobile app (#CSLapp)
With the launch of its first-ever app, the Seminary joins with leading
educational institutions in the mobile space. Students, pastors and
other church workers, scholars, seekers and lay members alike are able
to connect with the Seminary anytime from any place. The free app
features a campus map and a robust collection of links to resources,
news and giving opportunities to support the Seminary’s mission. Users
also can connect to the Seminary’s official social media apps and watch
live-streamed events. To get the app, search “Concordia Seminary” on the
Apple and Android (Google Play) app stores.
“In our increasingly mobile society, it’s imperative that we offer the
tools that make our resources available to those who need them in the
way they need them,” said Rev. Ben Haupt, the Seminary’s director of
library services. “As we launch these new accessibility tools, I’m
excited to see how they will help to spread the light of the Gospel.”