Learn to Organize Your Library at Camp Logos

organize your logos library
Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

For nearly 20 years I’ve had the privilege of equipping Logos users like yourself how to get the most out of the software. One of my favorite things to teach is my personal system for organizing the many resources in the library. As you’ve probably already discovered, it doesn’t take long to amass 5,000 books or more. Unless you have an efficient method for managing your books, some—even many—will go under used or, even worse, never used.


For example at our live Camp Logos seminars I ask attendees if they’ve utilized books like, Figures of Speech Used in the BibleLife and Times of Jesus the Messiah, or The Training of the Twelve. Many of the students, perhaps even you, own these books, but confess they’ve seldom if ever used them. If you don’t have a systematic way of organizing and searching your books, great resources like these will fly under the radar. In training sessions, I show a systematic method of arranging all the books in your library so all are easily found and ready to be searched any time you like. You can get this training in Camp Logos 2, now on Pre-Pub. With this downloadable Logos resource, the same training you receive at the live seminar will be available right within your Logos library! During this seminar I’ll teach you how to fish rather than giving you a fish. For instance, you’ll learn:

  • How to organize all of your books according to subject and author
  • How to then have all of your author and subject matter collections follow you from passage to passage
  • Why and how to quickly tag all of the books in your library
  • Why some books (even your favorites) should not be prioritized in the library
  • How to manage all of your commentaries so they appear quickly in the order you desire
  • How to access a Bible harmony, Bible dictionary, church-history resource, theology book and more right from the biblical text you’re studying

If you apply this multi-faceted, yet simple system for organizing resources, you’ll no longer have under-used books in your library. And you’ll be eager to add more resources because you’ll have a proactive method for using them. This system works beautifully whether you have 50, 500, or 5,000 books! In addition to showing you a successful system for managing resources, Camp Logos 2 emphasizes many ways to leverage the power of Logos for doing better original-language work as an English student. Through this video resource you’ll gain a firm grasp of:

  • lemma Visual Filters,
  • morphological Visual Filters,
  • Propositional Outlines,
  • text comparison,
  • labels,
  • and much more!

If you can’t make it to a live Camp Logos seminar, this video resource in the next best thing to being there! Pre-order it now!

Comments

  1. Unfortuately only an advertising exercise.

  2. @ Jim Uhlmann: I agree; kind of disappointing. Stuff like this should be in Help, not at Camp…

    As for organising your library, I found this: https://www.logos.com/training/logos5/categories. There’s more here: https://www.logos.com/videos.

  3. I searched Help for how to add Tags. I didn’t find much… So I searched the forum and found this: https://community.logos.com/forums/p/106258/735505.aspx#735505. Basically:
    – open Library
    – select a book
    – click the (i) button
    – add tags and stars to your heart’s content
    How to do this “quickly [for] all the books in your library” remains a mystery… Guess you have to go to Camp for that. ;-)

  4. Theo SUDS says:

    I have to agree, I know the guy has to make a buck, but I have only so much time. I don’t like that it is on the home page and that is Logos fault.

    • Tyler Smith says:

      Hi, Theo SUDS,

      I’m sorry you were disappointed. The title of this post is a little misleading. I just changed it from “Organize Your Logos Library” to “Learn to Organize Your Library at Camp Logos.” I think that better reflects what the post is about.

      Feel free to let me know in the comments if you have any more concerns.

      ~Tyler (editor, LogosTalk)

  5. Yup, just another commercial break.

  6. Sure it sounds like an ad, but let me say I am mighty glad i heard about it and attended! (I am not a paid actor :) )

  7. David Shackelford says:

    With respect, I must take a different track. The real value of Camp Logos is not to find out how to do something I want to do; rather, it reveals things I can do to study God’s Word that I did not even know were possible until I went to Camp Logos. Camp Logos got me out of my box. In other words, I did not know what I did not know about Logos till I went to Proctor’s Camp. It opened up possibilities I had not considered previously.–
    Just my thoughts. :-)

  8. Hamilton Ramos says:

    God bless:

    While it is true that it is advertising, for those interested on learning power tips so the wheel does not have to be reinvented, it is good to know the resource is available.

    Very seldom power user tips are given for free. On all kinds of applications, you need to buy the book, or the screencast, or the dvd, so you get the best workflow directly from power users.

    There are other ways you can tweak your resources tags yourself, and some persons are willing to share for free some of the parts of their system:

    http://www.morethancake.org/archives/4864

    Just remember, there are always “best practices” in any industry and for any software. Sometimes when you spend time developing your own system usually faulty systems are developed, as most people are not experts.

    It is better to learn from pros like Dr. Miller (general principles) or Mr. Proctor (more detailed). Then you can tailor the system to your particular needs.

    Blessings.

  9. Sascha John says:

    To said, I’m living in Germany AND I don’t have Money to buy the DVD.
    about Libary I found this Video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3QENcs4mik
    wich was a great help for me. Kind of old but for the Basics
    Sascha