How Do You Define a 'Logos-Friendly' Resource?

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jun 20 2013 10:59 AM

I was thinking recently what makes certain resources seem to integrate so much better into the Logos platform than do others.  The quality of the content is always important, but some quality resources seem to integrate better than others.

Here are the litmus tests for a highly Logos-friendly resource, in some semblance of order of importance, in my opinion-

1. Versified...they follow scripture verse-by-verse and can be linked to a bible text directly.

2. Highly annotated...they have a LOT of footnotes, endnotes, and cross-references, where Logos makes getting to these much easier than a paper version.

3. Connected...the resource is connected directly to one or more Bible books, Bible authors, Bible characters, etc., so they can be included in collections and such more easily.

4. Landmark...almost anyone who writes on a subject cites a particular volume as a landmark work.

5. Multi-media friendly...the work was designed for use in a digital environment and makes use of most or all of the benefits of the Logos platform.

6. Devotional...the resource is readily conformable to one of Logos' daily reading or devotional tools and is readable along those lines.

What additions, changes, or other ideas should we include in this list?

How does the above set of categories (or your own similar set) influence how and what you buy in Logos, if at all?

My thanks to the various MVPs. Without them Logos would have died early. They were the only real help available.

Faithlife Corp. owes the MVPs free resources for life.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 20 2013 11:30 AM

I'm assuming your list is not meant to be mutually inclusive (that is, books don't have to match more than one of those criteria to pass the litmus test; it wouldn't be possible in some cases: #1 and #6 are almost mutually exclusive by definition, for example).

Another one to add to your list:

7. Reference-y (i.e., indexed by headwords that will hopefully end up in Logos Controlled Vocabulary). These resources will add to the value of topical searches in Logos.

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 21 2013 7:54 AM

Rosie Perera:
I'm assuming your list is not meant to be mutually inclusive

correct

Rosie Perera:
7. Reference-y (i.e., indexed by headwords that will hopefully end up in Logos Controlled Vocabulary).

Good one!

My thanks to the various MVPs. Without them Logos would have died early. They were the only real help available.

Faithlife Corp. owes the MVPs free resources for life.

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