Printed and Digital copies of Books
Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:00 AM
My question is about things that I already have print copies of. For instance, I want to buy the IVP collection to have accessible on my laptop. I already own about half of those IVP dictionaries -Bible Background Commentaries etc.
So, do any of you have these things in Accordance and in print and still use the print copies often enough to make it worthwhile to keep them or should I sell the sell to buy more Accordance modules / books, etc?
Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:07 PM
I think you'll find users who do both. I have one friend who just sold his various WBC commentaries to upgrade to the WBC on Accordance. I know I eventually ran out of room in my house for hard copies, so I got rid of as many as I could—and determined to buy very little that wasn't electronic. [When we moved to Florida, I had 26 boxes of books!!!]
Others have kept their hard copies for things like page numbers (which may or may not be included in the Accordance module; it depends upon the publisher). I suppose there are even people who just like having them on their shelves as decorations! ;-)
I know I rarely use the hard copies of books I also have in Accordance. With my laptop, I can take my electronic library anywhere! Starbucks, a Mac laptop and Accordance make for great Bible studies!
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:08 PM
I hope this helps in weighing the advantages and disadvantages.
Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:23 PM
If I had print copies of books I also owned as Accordance modules, I'd sell the print copies to raise money to purchase more Accordance modules.
Edited by Sean R., 27 February 2009 - 03:24 PM.
Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:44 AM
Posted 02 March 2009 - 11:57 AM
I think one of the best new features in 8.1 (or was it with 8.0?) is when you amplify from a Greek word to BDAG or HALOT it now includes the verse you are amplifying from in the search. Therefore, it automatically highlights the verse reference in the entry if present. Brilliant!
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