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Francis | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jun 6 2017 3:21 AM

In the last while, Faithlife has been promoting church-wide access to certain types of resources. I was wondering whether there would be an interest into providing institutional cloud products to seminaries and higher education institutions as well as to churches. 

Many libraries are seeking to provide more and more electronic solutions in order to have the kind of accessibility and flexibility that is needed in a society in which education is increasingly mobile, off-campus, and students have more complicated situations in which to work their studies. 

Looking at some of my institution's holdings, there is actually very little in terms of current commentaries that are electronically available for research. Typically Bible-teaching higher institutions may provide one or more "stations" that have a Bible software locally installed. 

With a cloud subscription, libraries that can afford it could provide their students access to more resources. It would be interesting to see whether a portfolio type of collection (or one custom designed for higher institutions) could be attractively priced as a subscription and provide an important service in education and an interesting source of revenue for Faithlife.

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 6 2017 4:33 AM

I agree wholeheartedly with this idea. My school's library has Accordance and Bibleworks installed on multiple machines, but only has Logos on one. And it is basically just the most minimal install (Logos 6 core engine?) to give people access to the Luther's Works collection. It also has just the NRSV, KJV, and the Anchor Bible Dictionary.  Therefore most of the students know about Accordance and Bibleworks but Logos doesn't get brought up much. The school offers training on Accordance and Bibleworks but not Logos, so the students get no exposure to Logos at all.

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