Logos Reviewer’s FAQ
Q: What materials should I have received with the software?
A: In addition to the software product, you should have received the following:
- Morris Proctor Seminars CD-ROM – disc contains tutorial videos to help you become an advanced user very quickly. Provided gratis to reviewers; available for purchase by users. Highly recommended!
- Logos Bible Software Series X - Video Introduction CD-ROM – a video demonstration of the software’s features.
and a white folder containing:
Quick Look – describes software features
Q: Where do I start my review?
A: I suggest these steps as a rudimentary guide to getting familiar with the software:
- Follow the Installation Guide (a printed guide shipped with the discs) to install the software properly.
- After installation, start the Libronix software. The window you see is called the home page; from here you can jump right into your study.
- TIP: At the home page, first choose your preferred version of the Bible from the drop-down menu under the blue Bible Study Starter header. The version you choose becomes your default, though you can always open other versions or change your default. I suggest choosing KJV or NASB 1995 as your default, since these translations are morphologically tagged and enable the richest features of Libronix.
- Enter passage, click "Go!"Type a passage (e.g., Col 1:15) into the box labeled "Passage," make sure the round button marked "Passage Guide" is selected, and click the button labeled "Go!"
- Explore the Passage Guide (which opens on the left-hand side of the window). Click on a book title to open it in the lower right window pane. Run some of the powerful "Other Tools" listed in the yellow box in the Passage Guide. The main Tools menu in the application also contains menu items leading directly to all searches and reports.
- For brief descriptions of many additional features within the software, consult Help | Libronix DLS Help. For video tutorials on both basic and advanced features of the software, consult the Morris Proctor Seminars CD-ROM.
- For more review ideas, see past reviews at http://www.logos.com/press/reviews.
Q: What topics should my review cover?
A: A thorough review evaluates the product on at least a few different dimensions: breadth, depth, and quality of content; usability of interface; power and utility of automation/tools/reports; and some description of outstanding/unique features. Try to include some suggestions of practical ways your readers might use the software and descriptions of specific reports and searches you found especially helpful.
Q: How do I do _______ with the software?
A: Consult the help file from the Libronix main menu bar: Help | Libronix DLS Help. For video tutorials on both basic and advanced features of the software, see the Morris Proctor Seminars CD-ROM. A number of tutorial and informational articles are also available at: www.logos.com/support
Q: What is the concept behind Libronix DLS?
A: The central metaphor of Libronix DLS is the digital library. There are three components to the digital library: books, technology, and automation addin modules.
Books offered by Logos reflect the layout of their print originals (including illustrations and page numbers). The digital library can be easily expanded by unlocking (purchasing) additional books from among the over 9,000 titles compatible with Libronix DLS.
The core Libronix technology can be acquired and updated free of charge via Internet download.The Libronix DLS is more than just a collection of electronic book files distributed on CD-ROM. Rather, the Libronix DLS does
what a librarian would do in a physical library: It acquires, catalogs, and organizes your library's resources, and helps you, the digital library patron, find the information you are seeking.
Automation addin modules offer a revolutionary approach to Bible study by automating some of the most common (and time-consuming) tasks such as original language exegesis, comparison of parallel translations, and topical searching. Various automation addin modules are included in the purchase price of each product built on the Libronix DLS.
Q: Are the names Logos and Libronix interchangeable?
A: No. Logos Research Systems, Inc. is the parent company of Libronix Corp. Libronix develops a technology called Libronix Digital Library System (Libronix DLS).
Logos Research Systems uses Libronix DLS technology to power digital libraries comprised of content licensed from dozens of household-name publishers. Logos Research Systems is currently using the Libronix technology in our new line of Bible software products, called Logos Bible Software Series X.
Libronix also licenses the technology to dozens of print publishers (e.g., Thomas Nelson, Baker, Liturgical Press, Augsburg Fortress), who implement it in their own retail software packages.
Q: What is the full name of a particular "Series X" product?
A: The full name of a particular product would be, for example, Logos Bible Software Series X Scholar’s Library. If you must shorten it, please use the format: Logos - Scholar’s Library (for example).
Q: What about compatibility between software packages?
A: A user can buy a product from any publisher using the Libronix technology and integrate it with any other product built on Libronix. Just like a personal library of print books, the Libronix Digital Library System grows with you. In fact, Libronix DLS is backwardly compatible with our old technology, Logos Library System (LLS), so if a user owns the older product he can upgrade to Libronix and keep all his books.
This ubiquity gives Logos the greatest depth of content (currently over 9,000 titles from more than 100 publishers) of any Bible software developer. Any software box having the LLS (green) or Libronix DLS (red) logo is compatible with any other product built on the Libronix DLS.
Q: What books are included with the software you sent me?
A: All books listed on the box are included in the purchase price of the software. They are "unlocked" when the user enters the activation code provided in the box.
Q: What is meant by locked and unlocked books?
A: A locked book represents a potential addition to your library. An unlocked book is one you have already purchased in electronic format.
Q: Why do some CDs appear not to contain any unlocked books?
A: Depending on which library package you have, two or more of your blue Series X discs contain only locked books. Locked books are not copied to your hard drive if you use the default installation settings. Why are the books there? Users find it more convenient to receive extra book files up front, reducing the probability that they will have to download files or pay shipping costs when they want to purchase new books later. Users in remote locations write us frequently to tell how grateful they are to have ready access to additional books when they need them!
Q: What happens to my licenses if I upgrade my computer or have to reinstall the software for any reason?
A: The installation guide instructs you on how to make a backup copy of your license file on floppy disk or other media. You can use this backup to restore your licenses should you need to reinstall.
Q: Where can I find product images to include in my review?