Updated commentaries. (what do you do with the old?)

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Mike Tourangeau | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Mar 31 2018 7:03 PM

 So, I took advantage of the March madness sale and finished my word Biblical commentary series. It came with some updated volumes and I am wondering how people handle the old volumes in their library, do you hide them?  Use them in comparison??? Just curious. 

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 31 2018 7:08 PM

Mike Tourangeau:

 So, I took advantage of the March madness sale and finished my word Biblical commentary series. It came with some updated volumes and I am wondering how people handle the old volumes in their library, do you hide them?  Use them in comparison??? Just curious. 

I wouldn't hide them! They contain useful information too. Just because a series updates a volume doesn't mean the old one is obsolete.

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Richard Villanueva | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 31 2018 7:37 PM

Mike Tourangeau:
how people handle the old volumes in their library

More the merrier!!  If they are quality commentaries, then you just added an additional quality resource to your library.  An updated commentary volume does not always mean a more useful commentary volume.

I have the IVP Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, 1st Ed and 2nd Ed, and use both still.

I have made sure to start renaming my commentary volumes according to publication date and author to differentiate between the older versions and the newer version in order to avoid confusion. (See this thread: https://community.logos.com/forums/p/162928/964727.aspx)

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 31 2018 9:33 PM

Richard Villanueva:
I have made sure to start renaming my commentary volumes according to publication date and author to differentiate between the older versions and the newer version in order to avoid confusion.

Thread reply => https://community.logos.com/forums/p/165430/969121.aspx#969121 has Title prefix examples.

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Richard Villanueva | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 31 2018 9:35 PM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
Thread reply => https://community.logos.com/forums/p/165430/969121.aspx#969121 has Title prefix examples.

how did you get the link to go right to your post?? 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 31 2018 10:52 PM

Richard Villanueva:
how did you get the link to go right to your post?? 

If you click on the small icon to the left of the name of the person who posted you get taken to that particular post and you can then copy the URL

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Richard Villanueva | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 31 2018 11:54 PM

Graham Criddle:
If you click on the small icon to the left

Hidden in plain sight!!! Thanks.

I now return this thread to it's regularly scheduled topic: "What to do with updated commentaries"

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 1 2018 2:38 AM

I think they are still useful for comparison purposes.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 1 2018 7:59 AM

Mike Tourangeau:
It came with some updated volumes and I am wondering how people handle the old volumes in their library, do you hide them?  Use them in comparison???

Thankful for Title prefix so can distinguish between old and new volumes. Keeping old volumes can be useful for resource links from other resources (since may point to old volume because new was not available when resource was created/updated).

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Andy | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 1 2018 10:32 AM

I tend to approach it in one of two ways. 

Where the volume is a 2nd edition revision by the same author, I generally tag the volume as deprecated (a little unkind, I know), and deprioritise it accordingly (in my guides, collections, and such). 

However, where the volume is a replacement (either by a new author, or a substantial revision by the same author) it is regarded as a distinct contribution to the field. 

Broadly speaking, of course :).

I agree with the others, I cannot envisage a situation where I would hide a volume for this reason. 

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 1 2018 11:57 AM

How are series handled in this scenario? If, for example, I have NIC in a linkset and navigate to a reference that is covered by two volumes in the same series.... which one will win (and do we have any control over this (if leaving unhidden and in the same series)?

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 2 2018 3:28 AM

Reuben Helmuth:
If, for example, I have NIC in a linkset and navigate to a reference that is covered by two volumes in the same series.... which one will win (and do we have any control over this (if leaving unhidden and in the same series)?

You might be able to control volumes via prioritization, but it would be onerous e.g. Psalms in one volume (new) vs. two volumes (older). With the Tyndale NT & OT series, I put the older volumes (11) in a series of their own, and made sure that the other volumes (47) were in another series. You can then prioritize the two series appropriately, put them in the same collection and have that control e.g. in PG and Parallel resource sets. Putting them in different collections is OK for PG but not for Parallel resource switches.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 2 2018 8:37 AM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
Thankful for Title prefix so can distinguish between old and new volumes. Keeping old volumes can be useful for resource links from other resources (since may point to old volume because new was not available when resource was created/updated).

For Bible verse reference, if a series has more than one volume containing verse, then order is alphabetical (unless have individual volume prioritization to change order). Title prefix beginning with year causes alphabetical sort to be chronological so older volume is first.

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