The new Evangelical church book portal Archion is currently in closed-access Beta-testing mode. Approximately 135,000 Evangelical church books will eventually be accessible through this subscription website. The portal will begin its service with circa 32,000 books. User fees are supposed to finance the additional materials coming online.
Currently fees are set at 178 Euros (roughly 250 US Dollars) per year for general users who will be allowed to download up to 50 scans per month, and 1788 Euros per year for professionals, with a download capacity of up to 500 images per month. As I understand it, the download restrictions refer to the number of images the user is able to print, not view.
Archion will eventually allow access to records from eleven church archives and is scheduled to go live in early 2015 as a subscription site. For a sneak preview (in German) with screen shots see http://www.dergenealoge.de/archion-einblick-in-die-testphase/#.VDA_BPldVVY
The following churches are participating at this time:
• Evangelische Landeskirche Anhalts
• Evangelische Landeskirche in Baden
• Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Bayern
• Evangelische Kirche Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz
• Evangelisch-lutherische Landeskirche Hannovers
• Evangelische Kirche in Hessen und Nassau
• Evangelische Kirche von Kurhessen-Waldeck
• Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Norddeutschland
• Evangelische Kirche der Pfalz
• Evangelische Kirche von Westfalen
• Evangelische Landeskirche in Württemberg
More information about this project is available in the blog found at http://www.kirchenbuchportal.de/ , unfortunately only in German. Only the last three entries are shown on the home page. To access the next earlier blog entry scroll down past all the comments of the earliest available entry.