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Larry Watts | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Apr 2 2014 6:54 PM

I took advantage of some library packages that I thought would be nice, but they are just in the way. How can I remove a library set, to get it out of the way so it doesn't become part of my searches?

THX
Larry

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 2 2014 7:16 PM

Fortunately you have a few options :)

1. if its within 6 months, Logos will probably let you return them.
2. you can "hide" them, which is the equivalent of removing them off your computer. you still retain the liscense to the titles, but you have to manually unhide each title should you ever decide to use the hidden books.
3. and I think your best option, is to use collections to organize your library.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 3 2014 3:56 AM

Welcome to the forums Larry. Don't do anything drastic. A large library doesn't hinder searching. If organized well it is a great benefit.

As abondservant suggested collections are a great way to narrow searches. In addition I took the time to tag all of my library using the following guide - 4760.My Tagging System for Logos.docx It takes a lot of work to initially do this but the payoff comes later as you use your library more.

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 3 2014 12:43 PM

I really appreciate good tags when making collections... Bruce offers sound advice.

Its easier to start when you have a single base package - and develop good habits - than it is to start once you've got 5500 titles (which was what I did).

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David A Egolf | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 3 2014 6:20 PM

You should also prioritize your resources.  Use the prioritize control on the library window. Thus, change the focus from what you don't want to see to the resources that you would prefer to see.

Do them in "layers"; e.g., Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries.  Logos will search your preferred resources first.  The ones you don't mention will not even show up on the lists until the preferred entries are exhausted.

Visit the wiki to find out strategies.

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Larry Watts | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 4 2014 10:09 AM

Thank you David and all the others. I'm in an apologetics media ministry to 8-14 year olds so I'm not doing sermon prep each week which is why I've never take the time to organize my library.

All to often I'll google topics rather than search my library which is a sad thing!

I need to devote more time to Logos, especially since I've been a user since the 90's. I use all kinds of graphics and editing software and condor myself a quick study, but search Logos effectively has been a long time frustration.

There are no dumb questions, so I'll ask a close relative: where do I find these strategies you mentioned via wiki? As in wikipedia?

Thank you all so much

Larry

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Adam Sudduth | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 4 2014 10:30 AM

I think he means Logos wiki page: http://wiki.logos.com/

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 10 2015 9:00 AM

Larry Watts:
where do I find these strategies you mentioned via wiki?

Welcome Big Smile

Logos wiki has collections => https://wiki.logos.com/Collections that includes link to Examples => https://wiki.logos.com/Example_Collections

If you join Faithlife group Logos Collections, you can freely copy Collections document by clicking Get Copy to the right of the desired document name followed by synchronizing Logos. Alternative is Select All then Action => Get Copies  (that will copy 317 collection documents)

Note: many Example Collections use metadata tagging of Logos resources so the rules work in any library.  Every tag is a collection. Personally use Tags for purchase YYYYMM and tags for Vyrso eBooks that do not have subject metadata tagging.

Larry Watts:
All to often I'll google topics rather than search my library which is a sad thing!

Basic Search of Heading Text; Large Text for topical keyword(s) quickly finds many articles and chapters in Logos resources.

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Rick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 10 2015 9:16 AM

One training source that I still like to visit is a site that Mark Barnes created when Logos 4 was released. Even though the videos were created for Logos 4 the same principles for organizing your library are the same. I believe that the basic organization and prioritization videos are very easy to adapt to Logos 6. 

http://www.logosbiblesoftwaretraining.com/other-videos/collections-and-prioritising/ 

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 10 2015 10:23 AM

If you are like me you take advantage of the collections that others have already made.

https://faithlife.com/logos-collections/documents

https://faithlife.com/collections-commentaries-and-theologies/activity

https://faithlife.com/logos-library-theology-denomination-tags/activity

Everything ever written in Religion and Theology formatted for Logos Bible Software.Logos Youtube Channel

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JohnB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 10 2015 1:12 PM

Lynden Williams:
If you are like me you take advantage of the collections that others have already made.

Yes

Also :-

https://faithlife.com/commentary-types/activity

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