What is a Monograph

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Marshall Harrison | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jan 1 2018 4:35 PM

Can someone explain the meaning of "monograph"? Is it just another name for a book?

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 1 2018 5:57 PM

From my understanding a monograph is a catch-all term for anything that doesn't fit into other categories listed in our libraries as "Type". See below:

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Marshall Harrison | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 1 2018 6:49 PM

Thanks Bruce. 

I purchased The Life and Epitles of St. Paul volume 1 today and it shows as a monograph. I also own the Complete Works of FrancisA. Schaeffer which has 5 volumes each containing 4 or 5 of his books. It is also listed as a monograph

The Ante-Nicene Fathers (and Post) are mostly listed as monograph but some show as Bible Commentary and some that have Greek interlinear markings show as Bible.

All very confusing. 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 1 2018 9:25 PM

Marshall Harrison:
All very confusing.

Only initially. Series that are based on when they were written as are the Church Fathers series have a wide variety of  types in them - canon law, liturgy, catechisms, sermons, bible commentaries, church history, letters .. . So you'll get use to the idea that some series have a variety of types.

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 2 2018 2:19 AM

Marshall Harrison:

Can someone explain the meaning of "monograph"? Is it just another name for a book?

Normally, a monograph is a book written by one party (one author or co-authors) to present a study of a specific topic. Chapters unfold sequentially and (hopefully) logically from the introduction to the conclusion of the book. 

The resource type in Logos however seems to be a drip pan for any book that does not fall into the other type categories. Thus, the Harvard Classics are listed as monographs although a number of volumes are collections from different authors on variegated topics only belonging together in term of genre. The same is true of several resources on documents from antiquity (Egypt, etc.). 

For my part, I would find it more helpful to distinguish between monograph and anthology (in which the second is understood as a collection of more variegated materials from different authors/contributors) but I don't think I have ever had to search for the "monograph" type or do a type search in which "monograph" could have had an important role. In other words, while I find the use of this type imprecise, I find it of limited import. I do use "monograph" as type sometimes when sorting products in the store on logos' website.

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Michael Wert | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 2 2018 5:45 AM

MJ. Smith:

Marshall Harrison:
All very confusing.

Only initially. Series that are based on when they were written as are the Church Fathers series have a wide variety of  types in them - canon law, liturgy, catechisms, sermons, bible commentaries, church history, letters .. . So you'll get use to the idea that some series have a variety of types.

I have not seen a comment from you for a while.  Welcome back.

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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 2 2018 5:52 AM

Francis:
The resource type in Logos however seems to be a drip pan

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 2 2018 7:33 PM

OMykeO:
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Thank you ... yes, I intend to be a regular again ... after taking some time watching what others now are covering well.

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Marshall Harrison | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 3 2018 4:49 AM

MJ. Smith:

OMykeO:
Welcome back.

Thank you ... yes, I intend to be a regular again ... after taking some time watching what others now are covering well.

That's good news MJ. 

Thanks for your response to my question.

My question was out of curiosity more than any real need of having to use the type field. I guess from here on I'll just ignore it. I'm thankful for the books regardless of what the type is called.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 3 2018 8:33 AM

Marshall Harrison:

The Ante-Nicene Fathers (and Post) are mostly listed as monograph but some show as Bible Commentary and some that have Greek interlinear markings show as Bible.

Concur with "Monograph" descriptions (catch-all & drip pan), which can be puzzling Tongue Tied

Logos wiki => Canonical Commentary Collections has Complex Canonical Collection Rules that include Monographs with Bible indexes (found using Bible Milestone search).

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OMykeO:
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Thank you ... yes, I intend to be a regular again ... 

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Kristine Lewis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 3 2018 10:03 PM

Richard Wilson has a helpful Index of Bible Studies .docx file for his extensive collection of monographs that include Bible Milestones. It can be built as a Logos Bible Commentary Personal Book.  He includes Windows instructions so that the file can be personalized to only include monographs with Bible Milestones in your personal library.  His latest version is on page 6 of this thread:

https://community.logos.com/forums/t/65323.aspx?PageIndex=6 

I linked my Personal Book I created from his file to run alongside a bible like any commentary.

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PAUL CLARK | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2020 6:21 AM

I have "The MacArthur Bible Commentary" and what category would you think this should be in?  In the commentary category, but Faithlife/Logos has it in Monograph.  I hope at some point it gets put where it belongs because Monographs will not follow LinkSets.  Not complaining too much, Logos is very powerful tool and I'm slowly coming to like it as my favorite Bible study software, but I still use WordSearch since I cut my teeth on that one.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2020 2:01 PM

PAUL CLARK:
but Faithlife/Logos has it in Monograph

Faithlife has explained that they initially brought Wordsearch resources over as eBooks which are always monographs. They are working to convert them to full Logos Research editions which will put them in the correct category with the correct indexing. Be patient - they hope to be nearly done by the end of the year.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2020 4:40 PM

According to Wikipedia, the term monograph has quite a broad meaning in library cataloging (which is what's being done in the Logos library).

Monograph - Wikipedia

I'd say "monograph" as a catch-all category makes therefore sense.

A library search for the word "monograph" produced a great amount of results, but not a single careful definition. The most useful hit was probably Merriam-Webster's Thesaurus, which lists "monograph" as a synonym for "book".

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PAUL CLARK | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2020 5:04 PM

Thank you for the response, I'm happy to hear they're working on the books.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 26 2020 6:54 PM

Jan Krohn:

According to Wikipedia, the term monograph has quite a broad meaning in library cataloging (which is what's being done in the Logos library).

Monograph - Wikipedia

I'd say "monograph" as a catch-all category makes therefore sense.

You might find the internal Type names interesting:  https://wiki.logos.com/List_of_Resource_Types 

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