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Digital Sphinx

Postby Spector » March 12th, 2018, 2:02 pm

Can anyone tell me how the two versions out there differ? If they differ at all?

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Re: Digital Sphinx

Postby lybrary » March 12th, 2018, 2:45 pm

One difference is that the Lybrary.com version comes with a 540 page index that spans all 52 volumes of the Sphinx. It is a very useful thing to have. More details about the index are here https://www.lybrary.com/the-sphinx-index-p-86.html
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Re: Digital Sphinx

Postby Evan Shuster » March 12th, 2018, 3:46 pm

I just wish it had been $50 when I bought it. The price dropped CONSIDERABLY once the CARC version became available.

Oddly enough, I still got my money's worth (but ouch!).

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Re: Digital Sphinx

Postby Dustin Stinett » March 12th, 2018, 6:44 pm

I have the Lybrary.com edition and I am very happy with it. I do find the index quite handy.


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Re: Digital Sphinx

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 12th, 2018, 7:19 pm

I greatly prefer reading my bound copies of the original paper printing. Sure, for research it's great to be able to search for something. But when reading for pleasure, I always read paper.
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Re: Digital Sphinx

Postby lybrary » March 12th, 2018, 8:56 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:I greatly prefer reading my bound copies of the original paper printing. Sure, for research it's great to be able to search for something. But when reading for pleasure, I always read paper.

In case of The Sphinx, that luxury is only afforded to very few. And those few who do have a complete paper file of the Sphinx will probably worry that it turns to dust with every brittle page turn.
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Re: Digital Sphinx

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 13th, 2018, 11:55 am

That's nonsense: my pages do not crumble each time I turn them.
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Re: Digital Sphinx

Postby lybrary » March 13th, 2018, 12:29 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:That's nonsense: my pages do not crumble each time I turn them.

I worked with three files to prepare the digital Sphinx and all were very brittle in the first volumes, often with loose pages, parts of pages missing, etc.
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Re: Digital Sphinx

Postby Spector » March 13th, 2018, 3:57 pm

Thank you for the response. I will be ordering soon! Richard, I prefer the physical magazine myself but the expense of a full file would be out of reach.

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Re: Digital Sphinx

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 13th, 2018, 6:11 pm

They cost a lot less than they used to.
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Re: Digital Sphinx

Postby Gordon Meyer » March 16th, 2018, 3:23 pm

I have the Lybrary edition and I'm quite pleased with the quality of the scans. I'd prefer to have paper, but lack the space for a complete file. I'd have to order a whole new bookcase. :)

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Re: Digital Sphinx

Postby lybrary » March 16th, 2018, 6:35 pm

It has been said before, the fact that one can search a digital edition is a million times more useful than holding paper in hands. Many of my customers who do have various complete paper files of magazines and journals still buy the digital edition so that they can search and find interesting articles. Being able to search is not only useful for lofty research purposes but very practical for other things, like finding what you know you read 10 years ago but can't find by paging through it.
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