Library of Early English History (25,368 docs.)

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Mar 12 2015 6:20 PM

This is a fascinating project:
https://www.logos.com/product/49645/library-of-early-english-history

It could be of interest to anyone interested in church history. Primary source documents for the English reformation could interest for me, e.g. William Tyndale, That fayth the mother of all good workes iustifieth us before we ca[n ] bringe forth anye good worke (1528).

I appreciate the Please Note at the bottom of the page. It makes sense that Logos cannot give individual attention to each document for the proposed sale price.

So, I have a couple of questions about this collection (thinking out loud really):

  1. Would it swamp my Logos library? If it adds another 25k resources, would that make it hard for me to find the resources I really want? Would it make the Library window become much slower than it is?
  2. Given the "antik speilings", would I actually be able to find things in these documents? For example, a search for faith, works, justification would not match the Tyndale title above.

Anyone else interested in this project? How are you thinking it would work in your library? TIA.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 12 2015 6:35 PM

Allen Browne:
Would it swamp my Logos library? If it adds another 25k resources, would that make it hard for me to find the resources I really want? Would it make the Library window become much slower than it is?
 I got the recently released Library of Early American History. Yes, it adds to the resource count but I did not notice any degradation of library access speed. (Yet the English resource is 5x larger than the American resource.)

Allen Browne:
Given the "antik speilings", would I actually be able to find things in these documents? For example, a search for faith, works, justification would not match the Tyndale title above.
This is a real concern. I wonder how useful it could be if we can not find our search terms.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 12 2015 6:40 PM

I simply looked at the Psalters and knew I had to have the resources even if I have to tag the Psalters myself. I'm assuming that sorting through it will be similar to the Early American Documents which took about a day to organize. This will take longer as it is larger but ...

I have a library collection "Basic Verbum/Logos" which is the usual filter on my library panel. It eliminates many Vyrso books, most Perseus resources and many Early American documents. That seems to keep the library functions working well.

The only real problems are the Search All Resources and the Everything Search which can't be limited to the core library.

Edit re: spelling and finds

Because the spellings are phonetic (in some dialect at some time) it shouldn't take long to identify the common alternates you need to check. If push comes to shove I'll produce a page of the standards I/y interchange u/v interchange etc. Let's just hope there aren't characters that Logos doesn't process well as currently occurs in Wycliffe. 

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James Hiddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 12 2015 7:54 PM

Allen Browne:

 It does look fascinating. Thanks Cool

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Robert Sussland | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 23 2021 6:47 PM

Curious, how much disk space this collection requires?

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David Wanat | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 24 2021 1:45 PM

Fascinating, but I’m tapped out

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