Automatically detect books I already have

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Blair | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Dec 12 2010 8:05 AM

My library is huge, and I haven't even started buying stuff yet! Is there a function in L4 that automatically detects books I already own so that I don't purchase them all over again?

Blair

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Timothy Ha | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 12 2010 8:57 AM

Usually, the purchase button will be colored grey when you visit the website.

But if your purchased book is in a collection, the purchase button for the collection will still be active (orange).

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David Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 12 2010 9:34 AM

The greyed out concept seems only to be working for about half of my collection, others, even when purchased direct from Logos are not greyed out. Not fully reliable yet.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 12 2010 12:23 PM

The website's ability to detect what you own (when you're logged in) is getting better and should be foolproof eventually.

At the moment - It's still a good idea to double check your library before pushing that purchase button.

If, on the other hand you find that you have double purchased, give customer service a call and they'll refund your money or swap you for another book or something along those lines.  

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 12 2010 3:25 PM

B. Donaldson:

My library is huge, and I haven't even started buying stuff yet! Is there a function in L4 that automatically detects books I already own so that I don't purchase them all over again?

Blair

I've gotten into the habit of always checking by library before I buy. Just type in the title, or author (as in title:"Systematic Theology" or author:Berkhof). Don't put a space between the colon and the next word, and put multi-word items in quotes (again no space between colon, quote, 1st word). For multi-volume sets, floating the Library window (CTRL-L) makes this much easier, since it stays open.

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Dominick Sela | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 12 2010 5:03 PM

Be careful, sometimes the names are not 100% the same.  I do this:

1. Check title for match

2. Check author for match

3. Go to Orders on web site and see if the set has been ordered, if not a book

It will be GREAT once the web site truly has our inventory of resources 100% known!

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Blair | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 12 2010 6:46 PM

Thank you everyone. That was an unexpectedly quick response. Will do all suggested, and look forward to when Logos can do it for me.

B.

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Donald S | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 10 2011 10:38 AM

Hmmm.  I originally purchased the Leader's Library (LE), and the upgrade page accurately reflected what I already owned, and what I would get if I were to upgrade.  Just today I got the free upgrade for the Leader's Library (KF) and now on the upgrade page it shows an upgrade would give me books I already have.  For example, previously with Leader's (LE) I already had the Douay-Rheims bible, and an upgrade example left it pale blue (already owned).  Now, with Leader's (KF) it is shaded green, even though the colored dots show it is part of both libraries.

Why did the indicators suddenly become inaccurate?

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 10 2011 2:24 PM

Donald S:

Why did the indicators suddenly become inaccurate?

There are still bugs in the website. It's best to report problems like this in the Logos.com Website forum, as that's where they are looking for bug reports as they continue to improve the new website software.

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Donald S | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 12 2011 6:18 PM

Rosie Perera:

 It's best to report problems like this in the Logos.com Website forum...

Right-o.  Thanks Rosie.

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