TAG or COLLECTION?

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P A | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Feb 26 2013 10:28 AM

What is the difference between  Tag and Collection?

 

They do the same thing don't they?

 

 

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alabama24 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 26 2013 10:45 AM

P A:

What is the difference between  Tag and Collection? They do the same thing don't they?

They are similar yes. One difference is that you can search a collection… you can't search a tag without creating a collection. 

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P A | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 26 2013 10:56 AM

I can search my tags.

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alabama24 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 26 2013 11:40 AM

P A:
I can search my tags.

Yes… but not this way:

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P A | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 26 2013 12:36 PM

I can!

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P A | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 26 2013 12:43 PM

3858.search tag.docx

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 26 2013 12:47 PM

Yep, you can search tags:

Differences:

  • Collections can be built with rules which automatically pick up new matching resources.  Tags must be manually added.
  • Collections can be exported and printed. Tags can't.
  • Collections can be saved as a bibliography document. Tags can't.
  • Collections can include other collections.  Tags can't.
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alabama24 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 26 2013 12:53 PM

Todd Phillips:
Yep, you can search tags:

My bad. I'm having problems with that field populating (that is another thread)… but it is working now. Smile

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P A | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 26 2013 12:59 PM

Thanks

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Richard DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 26 2013 1:46 PM

P A:

What is the difference between  Tag and Collection?

 They do the same thing don't they?

 

You can create a single collection out of multiple tags. For example tag:spurgeon, tag:lloyd-jones, [etc.] (note that most of my Lloyd-Jones stuff is actually his sermons.

You could also create a single collection of all Greek language stuff by doing tag:greeklexicon, tag:greekgrammar, tag:nttheologicaldictionary, tag:greekbibles, [etc.]

You could tag everything two or three times as well and get the same end results.

The combination of tagging & collection building offers different strategies for both organizing one's library (for finding works in one's library) and searching within one's library with varying degrees of limitedness.

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LimJK | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 26 2013 4:36 PM

Hi,

just to add ... If you want Parallel Resources Set, you need a collection.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 26 2013 4:58 PM

Thanks, P A!!

I thought for sure us 'taggers' were going to get beat up by the collection-ists.  

The search by tag surprised me.  I have driven through northern Alabama though.


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alabama24 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 26 2013 8:13 PM

DMB:
I have driven through northern Alabama though.

Ever been to the "rocket city"? Wink

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 26 2013 9:29 PM

Have done work at Redstone. None that left planet earth though! Very beautiful area; quite relaxing.


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alabama24 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 26 2013 9:41 PM

DMB:
Have done work at Redstone.

My grandfather was XO there for a time. Smile

DMB:
Very beautiful area; quite relaxing

I spent every summer growing up there. I consider it a second home, but I'm afraid my visits will come much less frequently… my grandmother passed away late last year.

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