KYLE: Noted New Addition to Bibliographies!

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Bobby Terhune | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jun 30 2020 2:32 PM

Kyle,

I noticed in a new resource, Kregels "A Commentary on Romans" by John D. Harvey, that the bibliography now has at the bottom a link to the actual resource if I have it. I'm over the moon with happiness!

My question for you is this, when will the rest of my library be able to take advantage of this new (Long Awaited) feature? Kudos for making this happen, I had almost given up hope of ever seeing it.

Best,

Bobby

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Bobby Terhune | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 30 2020 3:11 PM

Kyle,

My happiness has waned somewhat upon further inspection.

In the Romans commentary noted above, on page 15 he lists 6 Major commentaries that he lists as "Key Resources" that he is going to interact with in his commentary.

Cranfield, Dunn, Jewett, Longnecker, Moo 1st edition, and Schreiner 1st edition.

I have all 6 including Moo and Schreiner in 1st and 2nd editions. Only Cranfield, Longnecker and Jewett open up from the bibliography, so we are 3 for 3 so far. Then the hit or miss continues in the next section called "Commentaries in English published since 1965". Even published resources from as recently as the last couple of years are hit and miss.

I expected better tagging from Logos than what I am experiencing here. This to me was a long awaited and important feature, hopefully you can shed some light here.

Thanks,

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 1 2020 8:42 AM

Bobby

This is an ongoing work in progress. Over the years we have generated an enormous data base of bibliographic records, millions of them.

We're in the process of cleaning up that data base which is a two part process:

  1. Merging duplicate records.
  2. Assigning these records with resource IDs. This is what allows the user to open the resource.

We've recently (in the last 3-6) months done a couple of things):

  1. When we create a new resource we clean up any potential duplicate records in the data base and assign a resource ID to that record. This isn't much benefit for titles produced in 2020 but is helpful for older titles.
  2. Cleaned-up and assigned resource IDs to the top cited resources in the Logos eco-system.
  3. We're currently doing the same process for titles found in Logos 7 and Logos 8 base packages. Next up will be commentaries.

The good news is that for you, the user, this is all behind the scenes and doesn't require any particular update. It also means that you'll slowly see changes over time.

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