Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Perseus Project in Logos…For Free

The Perseus CollectionThe Perseus Project at Tufts University has long been a useful source of searching and comparison even from within Logos 3. Now something truly unique has happened as Logos Bible Software has apparently gotten the rights to distribute over 3000 of these works in Logos format for free.
I won’t even bother to list the titles – but here are the six collections this massive collection has been broken into.

Perseus Classics Collection (1,114 vols.)
Perseus Arabic Collection (39 vols.)
Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri (256 vols.)
Perseus Renaissance Collection (22 vols.)
Perseus Civil War and 19th Century American Collection (340 vols.)
Richmond Times-Dispatch (1,355 vols.)

So how can you get them? Click those links and then place your order – you’ll get them in the order the orders are placed. Oh, did I mention they were free?

Personal Book Builder: The Inside Scoop

PBB? What’s it to me?

This is a repost of an entry I wrote for The Logos Blog.

The most anticipated tool for Logos Bible Software has been Personal Book Builder (PBB for short). Originally PBB was the tool created for Libronix (Logos version 3) so that users could create their own books. It had a few shortcomings in that it created resources that were not exactly like their Logos produced counterparts. But that model has changed. Logos Personal Books (PB) have all the functionality of any other resource produced by Logos except that it is produced by you.

What’s it for?

If you’ve ever wished there was a way to bring all of your seminary papers, Excurses studies, position papers, even your graduating Thesis on, “Middle Eastern Soil samples and their impact on the Imago Dei ” and whatever else you can imagine into Logos so that you could search it, reference it and use it along with all of the other thousands of resources Logos makes available; your answer is PBB.

How do I use it?

Using PBB is amazingly simple now.

L4 PBB’s and the future of StillTruth

I’ve mentioned that Logos 4 PBB is here! Now it’s time to consider StillTruth’s role in distributing them. At the moment I don’t know what it will end up being, but I know there will be one. But I’m still a little uncertain what that role will fully entail.
Let’s start with an update posted by Bob Pritchett the CEO of Logos Bible Software:

I just want to give a quick “heads up” about the PBB distribution terms. While you’ll be able to build whatever you want with PBB, distribution will be supported via our Logos online systems. (Both from your personal page as well as from a central bookstore.)

The bookstore will make it easy to share content with others, and will offer the same cloud-based downloading, syncing, multi-computer use, etc. that Logos-created books support.

For this reason, though, Logos is going to have some content restrictions on the bookstore — we aren’t looking to create an editing tool, for example, that lets people create lower-quality and lower-price versions of public domain content we sell in high-quality editions, and then use our systems, servers, etc. to distribute them.

The policies and procedures aren’t done, and we’re still thinking through all the issues. But I want to point out early-on that the goal of PBB is to support “personal” use. This means you can do whatever you want for yourself, but if you want to use our systems to share/distribute the content, we’ll be offering support for sharing your “personal” content, not for going into competition with Logos on public domain (or licensed non-PD) content.

— Bob