[bksvol-discuss] Re: 2011 Planning - Growing the Bookshare Collection Strategically

I might be interested to learn. Can they be used with the Mac and is it easier 
or harder. As for JAWS, mine is 10.05 or whatever that is, but the last of the 
10s.

On Jan 28, 2011, at 2:51 PM, Scott Rains wrote:

> Chela,
> 
> What Mayrie requests would be an outstanding service to the list - and fill a 
> frightful gap in my knowledge!
> 
> Thank you
> 
> Scott
> 
> ________________________________________
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mayrie ReNae 
> [mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, January 28, 2011 12:48 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: 2011 Planning - Growing the Bookshare 
> Collection Strategically
> 
> Hi Chela,
> 
> If you can use Google Docs, please, would you be willing to write up clear, 
> and detailed instructions for accessing them using JAWS, please?  Everyone 
> I've talked to who has tried to access that service has been unsuccessful.  
> Lots of people would really appreciate it if you would tell us how you have 
> navigated and accessed them!
> 
> Mayrie
> 
> 
> 
> ________________________________
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chela Robles
> Sent: Friday, January 28, 2011 12:43 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: 2011 Planning - Growing the Bookshare 
> Collection Strategically
> 
> Scott count me in I can use Google Docs as well.
> Totally Blind Jazz Trumpeter Chela Robles AKA Chris Botti to some friends 
> from Concord California
> --
> "To me, music that breaks your heart is the music that stays with you 
> forever. It's one thing to be melancholy and one thing to be sophisticated, 
> but when you get the two of them together in a way people can relate to, then 
> I think you're on to something. You want the sophistication to lie in the 
> purity of the sound, the beauty of the arrangements, and the quality of the 
> performances."-Trumpeter Chris Botti
> --
> Chela Robles
> AIM/Twitter/MySpace/E-Mail: 
> cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx>
> Skype: jazzytrumpet
> WindowsLive Messenger: cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chela.robles
> I volunteer for a non-profit organization called Bookshare, to find out more 
> go to: http://www.bookshare.org
> Visit my Blog Piece from RFB&D and fill out the comment form and enjoy the 
> blog and sound clips: 
> http://www.rfbd.org/Blog/Access-and-Achievement/144/vobId__2525/
> --
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Pamela Hoffard<mailto:crosssttch@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, January 28, 2011 12:33 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: 2011 Planning - Growing the Bookshare 
> Collection Strategically
> 
> Scott,
> 
> I would love to help!  I can use the Google docs.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Pam
> 
> ________________________________
> From: Scott Rains <scottr@xxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:scottr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>>
> To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>" 
> <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>>
> Sent: Fri, January 28, 2011 1:10:14 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] 2011 Planning - Growing the Bookshare Collection 
> Strategically
> 
> Volunteers,
> 
> Since the start of 2011 you have seen a number of short projects involving 
> lists in Excel, Google docs, or tab-delimited files. These resulted in 
> strategic additions to the collection. Like earlier projects where gaps in 
> series were  targeted these projects target gaps in themes and often start 
> the formation of Special Collections.
> 
> I wanted to tell you some of what you have accomplished since these projects 
> involve many people working simultaneously on isolated pieces of the process 
> and the end result is slower to appear than when doing scanning and proofing. 
> I also want to announce new projects to those who are interested.
> 
> You have created your own unique list of Bookshare Volunteer "Best Reads."
> You have prepared the list of BBC and Norwegian Book Club's list of most 
> important books
> You prepared a list of 200 books that have been recommended to graduating 
> seniors to read the summer before college. (Right, I thought it was only my 
> university that wanted us to read 200 books in one summer.)
> You prepared a list of nearly 300 books that have been recognized as 
> classical literature of the world.
> You have begun the list of every book written by a Nobel Literary Prize 
> author.
> 
> In each case we now have the foundations for listing a Special Collection 
> using the URLs of the books in the Bookshare collection. Dozens of books are 
> now on order to fill in what we were lacking. What you have done also 
> provides new arguments for the value of Bookshare when staff approaches 
> publishers, parents, universities, elementary schools, and funders. Thank you!
> 
> In this next set of projects you are directly helping Carrie Karnos fulfill a 
> long-delayed desire to measure our collection against various book awards. 
> Once again the process involves recording what we already have in Excellent 
> or PQ quality and researching who publishes what we are missing.
> 
> We need volunteers to research 2,000 books. These are the top books in four 
> categories as determined by AwardAnnals.com<http://AwardAnnals.com>. The 
> Categories are Young Adult, Nonfiction, History, and Biography.
> 
> We learned last time that there is no single format that works for all 
> volunteers so we will be flexible in a way that allows the largest number 
> possible to contribute. Using the Google doc format is preferable for all 
> those it is accessible to because it gives realtime feedback on just what 
> remains to be done.
> 
> Write to me if you want to tackle part of this project. Be sure to let me 
> know which format you need and specify a number of books you want to take on 
> if you are not using the Google doc format.
> 
> Scott Rains
> Benetech Fellow
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