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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Nov 21 2018 1:58 AM

I believe I own a resource under Recommended Reading ... titles are always consistent, you know.Perhaps, you want to link it?

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 21 2018 2:35 AM

MJ. Smith:
I believe I own a resource under Recommended Reading ... titles are always consistent, you know.Perhaps, you want to link it?

Do you really want to start going down that hole, MJ? There's no bottom to it.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 21 2018 2:49 AM

Sean:

MJ. Smith:
I believe I own a resource under Recommended Reading ... titles are always consistent, you know.Perhaps, you want to link it?

Do you really want to start going down that hole, MJ? There's no bottom to it.

Linking the recommended resources (regardless of the quality of those choices) seems to have been a hit-and-miss thing, too. As an example I want to add another data point to the example you gave:  

I personally would expect a much more complete bibliography than arbitrary version of title, bracket, arbitrary version of part of author's name, bracket. Doing this is a pain, so FL should have kicked the authors to provide most of the info - and then have someone search the Logos catalog and the Faithlife ebooks catalog (this would teach them!) to make sure all linkable resources are in fact linked.

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 21 2018 3:09 AM

NB.Mick:
I personally would expect a much more complete bibliography than arbitrary version of title, bracket, arbitrary version of part of author's name, bracket. Doing this is a pain, so FL should have kicked the authors to provide most of the info - and then have someone search the Logos catalog and the Faithlife ebooks catalog (this would teach them!) to make sure all linkable resources are in fact linked.

Many of these reading lists remind me of a student, late in handing in a paper proposal, running to the appropriate Dewey number in the library and copying down 4 titles at random before dashing back to the computer lab. (I'm sorry. I can be bad this way sometimes. Devil)

Others, surprisingly, mostly just repeat the systematics from the lower section in the Guide:

My impression from the previous discussions was that the Recommended Readings were hand-selected, basically "done", and would highlight works other than the STs that will eventually populate the STs section. Obviously, not all of them are.

These factors rein in my optimism about the LST being revised into a more comprehensive reference work. At this point, my hope is just for it to eventually become an easy way to navigate topics across my various ST volumes.

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Sean Boisen | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 21 2018 9:42 AM

MJ. Smith:

I believe I own a resource under Recommended Reading ... titles are always consistent, you know.Perhaps, you want to link it?

Yes, we missed linking to https://www.logos.com/product/32567/of-the-love-of-god (I'll blame either the fact that the title the author provided was slightly different, or the 1200+ Recommended Reading titles we had to search for). We'll correct the title and add a link.

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Sean Boisen | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 21 2018 9:55 AM

NB.Mick:

Linking the recommended resources (regardless of the quality of those choices) seems to have been a hit-and-miss thing, too. As an example I want to add another data point to the example you gave:  

I personally would expect a much more complete bibliography than arbitrary version of title, bracket, arbitrary version of part of author's name, bracket. Doing this is a pain, so FL should have kicked the authors to provide most of the info - and then have someone search the Logos catalog and the Faithlife ebooks catalog (this would teach them!) to make sure all linkable resources are in fact linked.

Sorry, we missed this one too. We'll get it corrected.

The concise citation was a compromise to keep this section short. For any Logos resource, you can get a full bibliographic citation in multiple formats from the Information panel (under the three vertical dots in the upper right corner). (I expect NB.Mick already knows this, but others might not)

We couldn't reasonably ask authors to know all the 100k+ titles Faithlife offers, or the technical details of the link format. We did in fact search our catalog of resources to provide these links, but occasionally missed one.

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Sean Boisen | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 21 2018 10:03 AM

Sean:

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Others, surprisingly, mostly just repeat the systematics from the lower section in the Guide:

My impression from the previous discussions was that the Recommended Readings were hand-selected, basically "done", and would highlight works other than the STs that will eventually populate the STs section. Obviously, not all of them are.

These factors rein in my optimism about the LST being revised into a more comprehensive reference work. At this point, my hope is just for it to eventually become an easy way to navigate topics across my various ST volumes.

The Recommended Readings were indeed hand-selected by the individual article authors, and are "done" (for this version of the resource). To my knowledge, we did not ask them to select from different resources than the five systematic theologies for which we did comprehensive in-house annotation. They were simply done independently, and with the different goal of being the author's recommendations, rather than (eventually) a comprehensive topical index.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 21 2018 11:18 AM

Sean Boisen:
Sorry, we missed this one too. We'll get it corrected.

Thanks, I appreciate that. I reported as typo correction suggestions some more links that were missed, and may continue to do so when I spot some. If some others would do the same, your team will get the input needed to correct the links.

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Sean Boisen:
The concise citation was a compromise to keep this section short. For any Logos resource, you can get a full bibliographic citation in multiple formats from the Information panel (under the three vertical dots in the upper right corner).

Yes. My comment was meant towards the other recommended works - just a separate chapter in the back that has a list and more complete citation of those works not in Logos (which would hopefully grow smaller and smaller).

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