Timetable for Galaxie Theological Journal Library Vol. 15

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Donovan R. Palmer | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Feb 15 2013 11:30 PM

I wondered if Logos would comment on the forecast for releasing Theological Journal Library Vol. 15  -  https://www.logos.com/product/24074/theological-journal-library-vol-15  This went into Prepub in August last year. When Galaxie used to distribute these updates directly, we would get them around December. It's now mid-February and on the orders page there is no indication that this is even on the horizon yet.  

Additionally, maybe a more fundamental question needs to be asked. Last year when this happened, it was eight months after when Galaxie would have normally have released the update.  Is it that we just need to adjust our expectations that these journal updates are going to come out much, much later than when we used to get them?

If I might give some input here...

If this is a Logos issue, as nice as some of this public domain stuff that is coming out on community pricing is, I would vote for some of that organisational capacity to be directed at having an excellent journal program in Logos that pushes materials out the door on a regular, sharp, rate as more recent scholarship and thought is invaluable to students as well.

If this is a Galaxie issue, would I be better off to contact them?  I must confess that now that Galaxie does not directly distribute them, it is not clear what is going on. All it appears to the end user is that the service is not as sharp now that it is running through Logos.

Many thanks for listening. I wonder if there are any other users that look forward to and use these journals in their studies?

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 16 2013 1:44 AM

I hope they'll bundle 1-15 together at a discounted price! Smile

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Bert Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 16 2013 3:10 AM

I personally really miss the yearly journal updates. Hope the problem can be sorted out soon. This was one of Logos' best selling points in the past - although the work was done by Galaxie. Is the problem ot maybe that Galaxie was getting a lot of shine?

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 16 2013 5:04 AM

Donovan R. Palmer:
If this is a Logos issue, as nice as some of this public domain stuff that is coming out on community pricing is, I would vote for some of that organisational capacity to be directed at having an excellent journal program in Logos that pushes materials out the door on a regular, sharp, rate as more recent scholarship and thought is invaluable to students as well.

Agreed. The  journals are far more valuable and desirable than some of the obscure hundred plus year old stuff being pushed out these days.

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Tim | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 20 2013 9:19 AM

I have long used the journals and have been disappointed with the recent dramatic slow down in their development. I know that Logos is trying to release a whole spectrum of products in a timely fashion, but with regular annual updates like this, it seems to me that they might be able to adjust their queue organization to allow these to be released in a consistent fashion yearly.

I try not to watch the development status too compulsively, it only tends to make me increasingly aware of how long it is taking to release the journals since the change over. 

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Donovan R. Palmer | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 20 2013 11:28 AM

Last year in July I raised a thread entitled Journals: The poor cousin that few seem to care about anymore OK it is not July yet, but the old Galaxie service just isn't what it used to be and it would sure be nice to understand what is going on.

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 20 2013 12:48 PM

I too am interested in these... Highly!

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 20 2013 1:21 PM

I'll join this queue 

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Alan Charles Gielczyk | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 20 2013 2:45 PM

Bert Barnes:

I personally really miss the yearly journal updates. Hope the problem can be sorted out soon. This was one of Logos' best selling points in the past - although the work was done by Galaxie. Is the problem ot maybe that Galaxie was getting a lot of shine?

We still get yearly journals we just get them 8 months later than we used to.

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Jerry Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 21 2013 11:09 AM

Journals are essential to doing research and keeping them electronically current just as important! I join in missing the better update schedule we enjoyed with Galaxie Software . . . As mentioned, it would be nice to see what Logos' strategy/priority is here . . .

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Matthew Friend | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 14 2013 10:01 AM

Out of the thousands of books in my Logos library, the Journals  (next to the Bible of course) are the best and most used books in my library.

Last year I patiently waited month after month when it should have come out.  Please Logos.... get Vol 15 out earlier this year!  

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Geo Philips | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 14 2013 10:59 AM

Galaxie offers a 5 dollar a month subscription to their archives. Does anyone here use it?

Also, what is the lag time between a journal's publishing date and it getting added to the collection? Right now, 2011 seems to be the latest year available on Galaxie.

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Alan Charles Gielczyk | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 14 2013 11:11 AM

Geo Philips:

Galaxie offers a 5 dollar a month subscription to their archives. Does anyone here use it?

Also, what is the lag time between a journal's publishing date and it getting added to the collection? Right now, 2011 seems to be the latest year available on Galaxie.

No, I buy the journals so I have them in Logos. If you subscribe ten months would buy you a volume. I am not a fan of subscription models. I prefer to have permanent access for a defined fee. 

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Andrew Baguley | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 6 2013 5:00 AM

Does anyone know when Theological Journal Library, vol. 15 went back from Under Development to Gathering Interest?

It went Under Development within a month of being added as a pre-pub, back in August, but it's now only just over halfway to gathering enough interest.  Has there been any word from Logos on this that I've missed, or has it fallen foul of their "we only communicate when we need to" approach?

It's a shame if so, as they clearly know how interested in this resource some people are.

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Paul-C | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 6 2013 5:45 AM

That's a bummer. I bought Vols 1-10 a few months ago, and have found them to be an awesome addition to my library. Was hoping that Logos would offer an upgrade bundle of Vols 11-15 when this one came out. Looks like that's not going to happen any time soon. Sad

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Everett Headley | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 6 2013 6:32 AM

I have to say that ever since Logos took this over from Galaxy, the results have been dismal and extremely tardy.  What was the point in them taking over a product that was already being done well.  There has been a flurry of new CP and Prepub stuff, but these journals are mainstay of many of our libraries.  I canceled my the last two orders from the journals because the took so long.  I know I am ranting, but it doesn't seem that there is anything from Logos that says sorry for the delay, an explanation of why, and a promise to do better.  If I am wrong on any of this,  I'll kindly apologize. 

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Jerry Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 6 2013 6:39 AM

To coin a phrase from Star Trek, "Make it so, Number One"! Journals are key to research and study and being current is most necessary!

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David Bailey | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 6 2013 7:41 AM

I,too, am disappointed that the Journal collections are being pushed further down the priority list at Logos. Then again, Logos probably isn't making much profit on these anyways.

I wonder what happened.  Did many customers drop their pre-pub purchase of Vol 15, or, was there some mix up with the data at Logos?  Journal articles are essential for research, teaching, and discussions of topics that are usually not found in other resources such as commentaries.  I'm also disappointed that Bible and Spade was dropped from the Journal Library - I was looking forward to the 2001-2008 issues.

David

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 6 2013 8:04 AM

David Bailey:
  I'm also disappointed that Bible and Spade was dropped from the Journal Library - I was looking forward to the 2001-2008 issues.

T'is a pity...

Wonder if as is general policy, not to have to pay for content you already own, that we can pick up the above mentioned series at a special price?! I will contact my rep Mon. 

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Everett Headley | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 6 2013 8:24 AM

I dropped my orders after the vol 15 fiasco.  I still access them via the galaxie website.  Paying for a subscription is much better than waiting on Logos to put them out.  While I would much prefer them to be on L5, I burn through reading them on my tablet.

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