Why isn't Volume 4 of Keener's Acts Commentary combined with 1-3

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 17 2016 8:34 AM

I have wondered about this as well.  In the Logos library, volumes 1 & 2 are one volume, but volumes 3 & 4 show up as separate volumes.  

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 17 2016 10:14 AM

Essentially it has to do with being able to charge for new resources.

Our preference is to combine resources whenever possible/appropriate.

This was an odd case where combining made sense on one level but since it wasn't finished we maybe should have kept them all as individual resources.

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Andrew Malone | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 25 2017 10:17 PM

When I asked the Sales department this weekend, they've confirmed that there are no plans (at least announced) to combine these into a single set. Seems odd when you can buy both the two-volume and three-volume versions.

A related question is whether one can turn on/off the "volume" information. Vols 1+2 are treated like a single book, showing page numbers only. I've just picked up vol. 3 and it insists on telling me which volume I'm reading (as well as including the page numbers twice). Tongue Tied

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 8 2017 1:57 AM

Can the metadata be updated to show they are all part of the same series?

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 8 2017 7:58 AM

Odd. I'm not seeing what you're seeing:

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Gordon Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 8 2017 8:51 AM

John Kaess:

This seems to be a similar situation as with the five-volume Encyclopedia of Christianity which, in Logos, is actually three resources: volumes 1-3, volume 4, volume 5.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 8 2017 9:13 AM

Kyle G. Anderson:
Odd. I'm not seeing what you're seeing:

Nor am I. The three volumes all show the same series data for me.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 8 2017 9:19 AM

Both sets referred to came out over time and therefore were released individually. Those who had the incomplete set needed a way to add just the volumes they were missing. You know this. They can now be bought as a set or as originally released.

I don't see at this point what is to be gained by trying to make them into a single resource. They function as a single resource. Isn't that sufficient?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 8 2017 9:37 AM

Mark Smith:

Kyle G. Anderson:
Odd. I'm not seeing what you're seeing:

Nor am I. The three volumes all show the same series data for me.

Thanks Kyle and Mark

I don't know if it is relevant but I bought volume 4 when it was available on prepub whereas I bought the other three volumes yesterday. Might that affect anything in how this is displayed?

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 8 2017 9:57 AM

Graham Criddle:

Mark Smith:

Kyle G. Anderson:
Odd. I'm not seeing what you're seeing:

Nor am I. The three volumes all show the same series data for me.

Thanks Kyle and Mark

I don't know if it is relevant but I bought volume 4 when it was available on prepub whereas I bought the other three volumes yesterday. Might that affect anything in how this is displayed?

It's possible. This would surprise me but perhaps its a weird case where the metadata of the other three volumes needs to "catch up". The metadata for those three volumes was later updated via the server. It's possible that you haven't received the latest metadata. I'd have to check though, I'm a bit fuzzy on the timeline on some of those services.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 8 2017 10:15 AM

Thanks Kyle

Not a big issue but it would be good if it could be resolved

Graham

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 8 2017 11:12 AM

I am planning to put this in my wish list once the whole set is in one package and metadata is consistent and streamlined. No particular hurry.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 8 2017 11:59 AM

Veli Voipio:

I am planning to put this in my wish list once the whole set is in one package and metadata is consistent and streamlined. No particular hurry.

This is already the case, Veli. You can buy all the volumes in one package and the metadata is consistent. They work seamlessly since they are already set up in series with one another. 

They will show as three resources in your Library, but why should that keep you from enjoying them now?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 8 2017 12:47 PM

Mark Smith:
This is already the case, Veli. You can buy all the volumes in one package

Mark are you sure about this?

As far as I can see you can buy the first three volumes in one package but the fourth is only available separately.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 8 2017 1:38 PM

Graham Criddle:
As far as I can see you can buy the first three volumes in one package but the fourth is only available separately.

You are right. Thanks for correcting me. I'm sorry if others went scrambling to find the complete set on the web site.

When I looked at the offerings I jumped to the conclusion that the three volume offering was what you and I see: three separate resources covering the entire book of Acts. FL is right about the volumes, the print version has 4 separate volumes. The Logos version has only 3 resources covering those 4 volumes, however.

So, the only way to buy the set now is to buy the 3 volume/2 resource package, and then add the fourth volume/1 resource. 

I imagine Veli and others are hoping that a 4 volume package would end up being cheaper (as the 3 volume set is cheaper than buying the two volume set and adding the 3rd). $10-$20 saving would be nice since this is one expensive commentary.

So, if I didn't need it, I'd wait, too.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 8 2017 11:09 PM

Graham Criddle:
Not a big issue but it would be good if it could be resolved

The series information is now showing for me as well

Thanks, Kyle, for anything you made happenSmile

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 10 2017 5:31 AM

Another potential buyer here. Could we have a 4-volume bundle, with some volume discount? Smile

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Andrew Malone | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 10 2018 10:55 PM

Lee:

Another potential buyer here. Could we have a 4-volume bundle, with some volume discount? Smile

Yes

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2018 12:25 AM

Looks like it is there now!

https://www.logos.com/product/166599/acts-an-exegetical-commentary 

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