Writings from the Ancient World Upgrade (10 vols.)

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Apr 26 2015 5:46 AM

I had not seen it, so I wanted to point out that the Writings from the Ancient World Upgrade (10 vols.) is on Pre-Pub.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 26 2015 6:46 AM

I won't be getting this unless I win the lottery (and Alabama doesn't have a lottery), but I would be interested in the "titles of the pharaohs" book. I may pick that up individually if it isn't absurdly priced.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 26 2015 4:35 PM

David Paul:

I won't be getting this unless I win the lottery (and Alabama doesn't have a lottery), but I would be interested in the "titles of the pharaohs" book. I may pick that up individually if it isn't absurdly priced.

It is a lot of money, but purchasing the individual volumes new on Amazon would cost over $400, which makes it worth it for me.  I try to get as much primary source material in my library as possible.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 26 2015 6:58 PM

Joseph Turner:
I try to get as much primary source material in my library as possible.

Well, I understand that sentiment, but my usage experience is that I won't actually spend much or any time reading these (other than perhaps the one I mentioned above), so their utility for me would be almost entirely based on their connectedness based on active hyperlinks. Unfortunately, given that THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE ONE OF THE PRIMARY ADVANTAGES OF HAVING RESOURCES IN LOGOS FORMAT, I find that such links are horribly lacking in many of my resources, even those that are of fairly recent vintage.

For instance, the Hastings Encyclopaedia that was just released has links to the Talmuds in the very first article (and I happen to have all of the Talmuds Logos offers), and none of the hyperlinks to those resources are active. This kind of "ball-dropping" isn't going to motivate me to get many resources for which my main usage would be as a linkable target.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 27 2015 11:07 AM

David Paul:
For instance, the Hastings Encyclopaedia that was just released has links to the Talmuds in the very first article (and I happen to have all of the Talmuds Logos offers), and none of the hyperlinks to those resources are active. This kind of "ball-dropping" isn't going to motivate me to get many resources for which my main usage would be as a linkable target.

I also get annoyed by such lack of tagging.  I'm not sure what the reasoning is behind releasing new works without the proper tagging to works already available.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 27 2015 12:23 PM

Joseph Turner:

David Paul:
For instance, the Hastings Encyclopaedia that was just released has links to the Talmuds in the very first article (and I happen to have all of the Talmuds Logos offers), and none of the hyperlinks to those resources are active. This kind of "ball-dropping" isn't going to motivate me to get many resources for which my main usage would be as a linkable target.

I also get annoyed by such lack of tagging.  I'm not sure what the reasoning is behind releasing new works without the proper tagging to works already available.

I am not saying this excuses it but could it be Hastings did not get the full treatment because it is a $7 public domain resource?

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 27 2015 4:34 PM

The Encyclopaedia was recently closed at $30, which may well have been less than the projected cost. But you are absolutely right--that doesn't excuse not setting the links for an encyclopedia! I've been understanding about the workload involved in all that Logos does. I recognize that the conceptual domain Bob has cordoned off for himself is extraordinarily high maintenance, much, much more than I think most Logos users can contemplate. I get that. But there is something I am also supposed to get, according to the universal promotional material that accompanies pretty much every product page on the Logos website (this one chosen at random)...

...and specifically for Hastings Encyclopaedia...

This MUST BECOME LOGOS'S TOP PRIORITY at this point. I realize this isn't easy, but it is what we pay for...specifically, it is what I pay for--what I've paid A LOT for.

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Mike Pettit | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 27 2015 5:07 PM

David Paul:

The Encyclopaedia was recently closed at $30, which may well have been less than the projected cost. But you are absolutely right--that doesn't excuse not setting the links for an encyclopedia! I've been understanding about the workload involved in all that Logos does. I recognize that the conceptual domain Bob has cordoned off for himself is extraordinarily high maintenance, much, much more than I think most Logos users can contemplate. I get that. But there is something I am also supposed to get, according to the universal promotional material that accompanies pretty much every product page on the Logos website (this one chosen at random)...

...and specifically for Hastings Encyclopaedia...

This MUST BECOME LOGOS'S TOP PRIORITY at this point. I realize this isn't easy, but it is what we pay for...specifically, it is what I pay for--what I've paid A LOT for.

The only response we ever seem to get is that they may do it later which is really unacceptable and frankly not believable for obvious reasons. I would like Logos to at least respond to this constant issue. 

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