Addenda Sections in Old Books

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Mike & Rachel Aubrey | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jun 25 2009 7:53 PM

There so much quality content in the later editions of old books, but its often in an addenda section. This is especially the case with A. T. Robertson's big grammar, where there's a comfortable 50 pages of content in the addenda for the 3rd edition (the fourth was only a reprint).

LSJ had its supplement worked back into the text.

Would it be possible to do the same thing with books like Robertson. I rarely even think to check the Addenda and I often miss so much because of it.

At the very least, a link to the addenda from the page or line its pointing to would be a massive step forward in usability.

I cannot imagine using the Addenda section for the print version.

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 25 2009 10:40 PM

Mike Aubrey:

There so much quality content in the later editions of old books, but its often in an addenda section. This is especially the case with A. T. Robertson's big grammar, where there's a comfortable 50 pages of content in the addenda for the 3rd edition (the fourth was only a reprint).

LSJ had its supplement worked back into the text.

Would it be possible to do the same thing with books like Robertson. I rarely even think to check the Addenda and I often miss so much because of it.

At the very least, a link to the addenda from the page or line its pointing to would be a massive step forward in usability.

I cannot imagine using the Addenda section for the print version.

For Robertson I think the best would be to link to it (popup preview?).  In LSJ it really doesn't matter that it's integrated since you are citing a listing for a word (or simply looking at it).  With Robertson you need to know that what you are citing is addended (Yes, I made it up).

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