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#431 Gary Timm

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:56 AM

As DSaw mentioned (and as most of us already know), converting books to the digital standard for e-Sword, not only requires a published book in print form, but also a scanner, and a lot of time for preparation and proofreading. Although Shayne seemed interested enough to possibly undertake reviewing and proofreading—from his comments, it didn’t seem that he had any tools for conversion. I’m assuming this also included a scanner… the most basic tool to get any book into the digital domain. As DSaw and Shayne also implied, transcribing any book word-for-word, may take years.

 

Now I know BibleSupport already has a Topic Heading for “Module Requests”, but given this dilemma, another option might be to send out a “request newsletter” once every couple of months, or so, to keep members informed of new e-Sword requests of which they could take part of. With a combined community effort, this may help to expand module support to some older works before they’re lost, and with such a large community of Bible readers, some of these older books may already be in one of the member’s collections. In this regard, a newsletter may also have the benefit of increasing member involvement, and in the least, could help keep members aware of BibleSupport’s presence.

 

Just an idea…

 

Blessings to all.



#432 Tim Butterfield

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:31 AM

By far the majority of members are here for the modules, but they lack the time, equipment, or inclination to even attempt to attempt to make them.  

 

I would venture to say that the number of members who have even attempted to make a module is roughly the same as the number who support the site through occasional donations.  

 

I doubt that a newsletter would be all that helpful, but I would not be surprised to discover that there is an informal line of communication between the module creators themselves as to who is working on what and such (much the same as what the newsletter would contain).

 

If such an alliance doesn't exist, it could or should be created.


Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, (Jeremiah 9:23-24a)
 

"Defenders of the faith are inclined to be bitter until they learn to walk in the light of the Lord. When you have learned to walk in the light of the Lord, bitterness and contention are impossible." --Oswald Chambers, in Biblical Psychology from The Quotable Oswald Chambers.

 

 

 


#433 Gary Timm

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:07 PM

Thanks Tim,

 

Just thought it might open up some new avenues... maybe help stimulate some people to take action...

 

That free Bread of God tastes sweet when we eat of it ourselves, but to give it unto others can sometimes be bitter.

 

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:01 PM

there is actually a page for creators to let people know that a module is being worked on

 

http://www.biblesupp...es-in-progress/


May God change our hearts to what the truth is

2Ti_2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Rom_9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

2Ti 2:24-25  And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 
 

 

 


#435 Tim Butterfield

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:10 PM

Thanks, DSaw,

 

I thought I remembered seeing some extraneous indications of collaborative efforts in various posts. Nice to know inductive/deductive reasoning capability and memory is not too far out of whack.


Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, (Jeremiah 9:23-24a)
 

"Defenders of the faith are inclined to be bitter until they learn to walk in the light of the Lord. When you have learned to walk in the light of the Lord, bitterness and contention are impossible." --Oswald Chambers, in Biblical Psychology from The Quotable Oswald Chambers.

 

 

 


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:28 AM

I've heard the following:

 

Most of the good materials out of copyright that can be distributed freely have already been done;

 

The source materials for many works are so poor or incomplete that they are difficult or impossible to use;

 

Permissions were denied on many good materials still in copyright.


Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV)
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 


#437 DSaw

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:09 PM

I've heard the following:

 

Most of the good materials out of copyright that can be distributed freely have already been done;

 

The source materials for many works are so poor or incomplete that they are difficult or impossible to use;

 

Permissions were denied on many good materials still in copyright.

 

so whats your point what are you trying to say


May God change our hearts to what the truth is

2Ti_2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Rom_9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

2Ti 2:24-25  And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 
 

 

 


#438 journey

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:11 AM

so whats your point what are you trying to say

 

I thought that was obvious - fewer new modules that can be made for use on Bible Support.


Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV)
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:25 AM

"Most of the good materials out of copyright that can be distributed freely have already been done;"--I am guessing you mean certain popular works, because there are still a lot of quality PD wks out there.   And few standards ready for modules but no one is doing anything with it.

 

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:55 AM

I thought that was obvious - fewer new modules that can be made for use on Bible Support.

Not so obvious

 

"Most of the good materials out of copyright that can be distributed freely have already been done;"--I am guessing you mean certain popular works, because there are still a lot of quality PD wks out there.   And few standards ready for modules but no one is doing anything with it.

 

Michael


May God change our hearts to what the truth is

2Ti_2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Rom_9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

2Ti 2:24-25  And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 
 

 

 





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