Here is my unofficial, off-the-clock rundown of everything new relating to Accordance from this past week.
New Titles for the Accordance Library from InterVarsity Press
- IVP New Testament Commentary Series (20 volumes)
- Global Dictionary of Theology (eds. William A. Dyrness and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen)
- Lost World Of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology And The Origins Debate by John H. Walton
- The Theology of the Book of Isaiah by John Goldingay
These titles were released and went on sale on Tuesday with introductory pricing. It's Saturday afternoon when I'm writing this, so if you want the discounts, you've got less than three days left. I read through a few articles in the Global Dictionary, and it looks really good. I enjoy reading other perspectives, regardless of whether or not I agree with them. I've been wanting to read Walton's book for a while, as well as his follow-up covering Gen 2-3, so I hope to curl up with my iPad and jump into the Lost World soon.
This sale on the NIV Application Commentary series was in partnership with the publisher, Zondervan. It ran for two weeks on a schedule different than our normal sales. If you're reading this after the date of this post, and the link above doesn't work, forget it you missed it. And that's a shame because the sale brought the prices down to $7.99 per volume.
Five New Videos
We released five new videos this week, some of which we haven't even had a chance yet to publicize. Nevertheless, since they are all public, I'll embed them here.
First up, a short tutorial, Syncing Accordance Mobile with Dropbox. This is part of our Mobile Minute series that goes with our weekly newsletter (sign up here).
Second, Dr. J (Tim Jenney) released episode #122 of the Lighting the Lamp podcast, in which he demonstrates How to Study a Topic in Accordance.
The third and fourth videos are part of a 2013 Accordance Training Seminar held in Baltimore in November, 2013 (ETS/SBL week). Although they feature demonstrations of Accordance 10, everything here applies to Accordance 11 since the latter added features to what was already there. There will be more installments added to a new page at the Accordance website as we edit them.
This first segment, led by Tim Jenney, gives a basic overview of Accordance.
The second segment, led by David Lang, offers a basic introduction to search commands and search symbols.
Finally, the fifth video, just released today is another Accordance Mobile Minute segment. This one, primarily geared toward new users of our mobile app, shows off features of the Verse Chooser.
Australian Training Seminars
We now have two free training seminars scheduled for Australia:
- Brisbane (May 16)
- Sydney (June 13)
Go to our Training Seminars page to get more information and sign up for these seminars and others.
Upcoming Free Webinars for the Coming Week
We have two webinars on schedule for this week. The webinars use GoToMeeting and allow participants to directly interact with the instructor.
- Intermediate Searching in Accordance (Tues May 12, 6-7 PM, EDT)
- Using the Atlas (Thurs May 14, 1-2 PM, EDT)
Whew--it's been a busy week! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments.