SUGGESTION for LOGOS 8 re:predefined collections/ancient literature

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Nov 16 2018 11:19 PM

Reading some of the advice given by Faithlife employees on when to use Ancient Literature vs. when to use a Collection, I saw FL recommending the use of the predefined Church Fathers Collection. I would like to see the advice generalized by making the rest of the standard corpora have predefined collections:

  • Ancient Near-Eastern Material 
  • Apostolic Fathers
  • Church Fathers [Already present]
  • Dead Sea Scrolls (Sectarian Material)
  • Judaica
  • Old Testament Pseudepigrapha
  • Nag Hammadi Codices
  • New Testament Apocrypha
  • Works of Josephus
  • Works of Philo


(See Rick Brannan, Ancient Literature Documentation (Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2015).)

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Nick Steffen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 17 2018 9:44 PM

Yes!

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Dudley C Rose | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 18 2018 1:15 PM

MJ, Can you say a little more about pre-defined collections? I couldn't find the advice from FL you were talking about. Are pre-defined collections something available from Faithlife? I know about the examples on the Wiki, but I'm guessing you are talking about something else. Thanks.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 18 2018 2:46 PM

Dudley C. Rose:
Can you say a little more about pre-defined collections?

Verbum comes with three predefined collections: church fathers, catechism, church documents. The post to which I referred was showing the difference between the results in the Ancient Literature section and the Collection section of the guide. I would actually love to see the following:

  • church fathers; apostolic fathers; doctors of the church
  • Catholic catechism; Orthodox catechism; Anglican catechism; Lutheran catechism; Reformed catechism
  • Catholic church documents; Orthodox church documents; Anglican church documents; Lutheran church documents; Reformed church documents
  • Catholic ritual books; Orthodox ritual books; Anglican ritual books; Lutheran ritual books; Reformed ritual books

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EastTN | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 18 2018 3:19 PM

MJ. Smith:

Reading some of the advice given by Faithlife employees on when to use Ancient Literature vs. when to use a Collection, I saw FL recommending the use of the predefined Church Fathers Collection. I would like to see the advice generalized by making the rest of the standard corpora have predefined collections:

  • Ancient Near-Eastern Material 
  • Apostolic Fathers
  • Church Fathers [Already present]
  • Dead Sea Scrolls (Sectarian Material)
  • Judaica
  • Old Testament Pseudepigrapha
  • Nag Hammadi Codices
  • New Testament Apocrypha
  • Works of Josephus
  • Works of Philo


(See Rick Brannan, Ancient Literature Documentation (Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2015).)

This is an excellent idea!

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Dudley C Rose | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 18 2018 4:51 PM

MJ. Smith:

Verbum comes with three predefined collections: church fathers, catechism, church documents. 

Interesting. Are these predefined via rules or are they hard-baked into the software? I've built a collection of Fathers and Early Christian Literature, but it relies heavily on Mytags.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 18 2018 4:53 PM

Dudley C. Rose:
Are these predefined via rules or are they hard-baked into the software?

hard-baked, unfortunately, so it's not easily shareable with Logos only users.

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