When I look for a single lecture, it is out there several times! What gives?

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2020-10-11 01:34

There may be several answers to this question:

  1. Rudolf Steiner, especially in the later years of his life, gave several different lectures every day! The file naming format is YYYYMMDDX00, where YYYY = year, MM = month, DD = day, X = when the lecture was given (morning, evening, afternoon, etc.), and 00 = the occurance of this lecture (00 = German original, 01-99 = same lecture, different translation. By checking the URL of the lectures, you can determine if this is one of several lectures given on that day, or if it is just a different translation.
  2. The Rudolf Steiner Archive & e.Lib strives to offer all of the English translations of Steiner's lectures. Publishers may decide to reprint a lecture series, and it may or may not have the same title! It is, though, the exact same lecture by the same translator ... just packaged differently. So, in keeping with our mission, we have included it at the Archive. Now, sometimes that same lecture series is re-edited and then re-published. Or it may be a completely different translation by another translator! There are many different scenarios.
  3. The duplicated lecture could indeed be there! It would be a legitimate error and we would like you to let us know about it so we can fix it. Be sure to include the URLs of the lectures in question. Don't just say, " Hey, you've got a duplicated lecture!" Details ... we need details!
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