TIP of the day: Media search

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Feb 16 2016 6:40 PM

I suspect that the Media available in Logos/Verbum is underutilized because many users have not worked with the Media Search sufficiently to be able to find the interesting (to them) resources ... and hence not aware of what a broad range of resources are included in the media search. A resource containing media will have tag or title as a Search field - found in the information pane of a resource.

1. There are 3 major categories of media one can search for - audio, image and video. The image category has a variety of subtypes. The easiest way to learn what each of the subcategories contain is to take the same search and run it over and over with different subtypes and view the results.

2. A simple example Search is to Search Architectural Images for <Thing Syngague>.

3. Hovering on an image will bring up a preview that frequently is the caption for the image but may be simply the text following an image without a caption.

4. Right clicking on an image allows one to copy, save, export to Proclaim or PowerPoint or to print the image.

5. Clicking on an image opens the resource containing it to the image.

6. The same search run on the subcategory Art Images.

7. The same search run on the subcategory Artifact Images (think archaeology).

8.The same search run on the subcategory Lanscapes.

9. The same search run on the subcategory Inforgraphics (think Faithlife Study Bible).

10.The same search run on the subcategory Line Drawings

11. The same search run on the subcategory Photos.

12. The same search run on the subcategory Site Plans.

13. One can, of course, run a search for all media when you have no preconception of what fits your needs. Notice that this includes a video.

14. One is not limited to the physical thing synagogue. However, the cultural concept synagogue finds no hits.

15. However, the simple text match synagogue results in considerably more results than the Biblical thing synagogue.

16. A search on the topic synagogue brings up a different subset of the results.

17. One may request a variety of subcategories.

18. One may use compound search arguments. Note that the unit for the two elements being in the same article is the same as for a basic search. This sometimes means a bit of research being required to understand why an apparently irrelevant item was selected.

19. This is an example of a chart that appears to be irrelevant.

20. Using proximity operators help focus the results.

21. Even with proximity arguments, if an image lacks an explanatory caption it is more frequently a positive result that one can explain but it doesn't fit your needs.

22. But some of the precise hits may be media you were unaware that you had such as people diagrams based on events not family trees.

23. And charts in a variety of styles spread throughout your library may illustrate particular aspects of the text in a manner very useful to teaching. Note that these images may have copyright restrictions with regards to reprinting them but they are still available for presentations.

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 16 2016 7:29 PM

Good stuffs. 

I would suggest to Logos to create a forum sub-category called "how to's"

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 17 2016 8:34 PM

mike:

I would suggest to Logos to create a forum sub-category called "how to's"

All MJ's hardwork needs to be appreciated.

Internet search for:

site:community.logos.com "TIP of the day"

finds MJ's "TIP of the day" threads.

Keep Smiling Smile

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Sue McIntyre | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 17 2016 9:20 PM

mike:

All MJ's hardwork needs to be appreciated.

Yes

Thank you MJ for your 'Tip of the Day' posts, I am learning a lot from them. 

Thank you also KS4J for the search hint to find the the forum posts :-) 

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Dennis Parish | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 9 2016 12:35 PM

Very Valuable. Please add page to the wiki.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 9 2016 12:47 PM

They are available as a reading list Logos/Verbum/Noet training: Forum tips

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Andrew | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 16 2016 8:30 AM

When I use the Passage Guide to explore Romans 12:2, I have results in the "Media Collections" section that don't appear in my media search results for <Romans 12:2>...Can you explain what is happening?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 16 2016 2:21 PM

The Passage Guide, at least on my machine, is returning extraneous results that are not directly related to the Passage. I see the probable error and will report it ... things like Morph charts do include the reference but are scarcely relevant.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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