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#1 danzac

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:59 AM

I asked a number of months back if there were any plans to have an encyclopedia judaica module for Accordance. If I remember correctly the answer was no because it would be a massive project that would halt a bunch of others and that a suitable module covering similar material was being sought. In view of the recent announcement of the 2d edition of Encyclopedia Judaica, I was wondering if there has been any progress in this regard. Will there be a way to read about Maimonedes in Accordance soon, or will I still have to rely on the internet B)

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 11:54 AM

The publisher of the Encyclopedia Judaica (Thomson-Gale) has no plans to license an electronic version - in fact, they seem completely uninterested in doing so. The are selling it in an eBook format (for 10% more than the printed edition), which gives the buyer access to a password protected web site.

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Edited by DavidKrishef, 06 November 2006 - 01:47 PM.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:39 AM

Actually we are pursuing this material again, wondering how much interest there will be.
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 11:18 AM

Actually we are pursuing this material again, wondering how much interest there will be.



A lot.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 12:56 PM

Two lots

A lot.


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Posted 04 December 2006 - 12:55 PM

yes yes yes! (3 lots)

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 10:12 PM

Encyclopedia Judaica would be an outstanding addition to Accordance.

Does OakTree have the resources to dedicate toward its development?

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 09:57 AM

Helen, are there other options that you are considering?

Although I am one who has said this resource would be great, it is massive and would slow down other projects I imagine. On reflecting on this, I also realize that much of the encyclopedia Judaica material would fall out of the area that Accordance is concentrated on, in that it covers Judaism up to the 20th century. I would imagine that Accordance users need for it would focus on the early centuries and articles related to the mishna and early Rabbinic literature. But I may be wrong.

Having said that, it would be an incredible resource to have on Accordance, but I imagine it would take a lot of work.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 07:30 AM

I would be interested.

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