[bksvol-discuss] Re: Accuracy of books being scanned list - question for all volunteers scanning

How about if I use my last name?
liz

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mayrie ReNae
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 8:50 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Accuracy of books being scanned list -
question for all volunteers scanning

Hi Liz,

        If you open the list in microsoft word, you can use the find command
to search for your name.  Oh, dang, not as easy as it sounds, your name is
much more common than mine!  Well, You can search on the phrase "scanned by
liz". That ought to be workable.

Just a suggestion.

Mayrie

 

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Liz Halperin
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 8:40 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Accuracy of books being scanned list -
question for all volunteers scanning

However, keep in mind there are many volunteers who are not on this list. I
used to only join in once in a while, then quit again. It's something I keep
reminding Pavi, and once Jim F after Gustavo suddenly died. Just posting an
announcement on the two email lists doesn't reach everyone. Just something
to keep in mind...

I still have 4 volunteer books I'm so slowly  proofing. (3 others got picked
up by Digital Divide before got to them, great!) I'll go look at the list if
there's a quick way for me to check...

Liz in Portland

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Judy s.
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 6:56 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Accuracy of books being scanned list - question
for all volunteers scanning

Cindy, I think the names of who is scanning each book are actually very
important. I didn't realize it until I started helping remove the duplicates
from this list. smile.

The major reason why I want to know who said they are going to scan a book
is this:  if a volunteer quits, we won't ever know that the books that they
said they were going to scan are no longer going to get scanned.  Also,
people change their mind or just don't remember that they said they were
going to scan something, and don't let Cindy know.  Also, there have been
software glitches that I'm pretty sure scrambled information, so that for
example a title supposedly being scanned by one person is really getting
scanned by another

I'm thinking here about both perspectives that have been posted today on the
books being scanned lists, that on the one hand, it has some errors that are
fixable or on the other hand that it has some serious problems that might
mean it is more work to correct it than it is to start over.

I really believe that the only way to know how accurate or inaccurate the
books being scanned list is currently is to ask the volunteers who scan to
look at this list to see if they think the information regarding titles they
intend to scan is accurate as of now.  Based on that, we'll know better if
there are just a few things to get fixed or if it would be as much work to
fix the errors they're reporting as it is to maybe build something new, or
start over (as horrendous as that may be!). smile.

So, scanners, have any of you other than the one's who have posted
corrections looked at the list?  If not, would you please? 
  Is it accurate regarding what you're scanning or intending to scan? If
not, what's wrong (for example, you decided not to scan the book, you never
intended to scan a book and have no idea why you're listed as scanning it,
you already scanned the book, etc.)? If the information pertaining to you
and the titles you intend to scan is accurate, could you post that too? That
way we'll know both the good and the bad! smile.

Judy s.

Cindy wrote:
> In my opinion it's easier to fix a few errors than to start a whole 
> new list. (And it's not just I who have been working to get it in 
> order, but also Judy and Elizabeth).
> Also in my opinion, the names of who's doing the scanning isn't really 
> important. I only included them so that  if someone wanted to proof a 
> particular book he/she could contact the scanner and ask him/her to 
> put a hold on it. But that can be done by posting on the volunteer list,
too.
> 
> I made some mistakes in the beginning when people sent me a slew of 
> books they were scanning. I just copied and pasted without looking to 
> see if the titles were duplicated and some people posted  on the list 
> and I took the names from the From  space on the list. I'll look more 
> carefully and if I can't figure out from whom he message is I'll ask 
> on the list. smile
> 
> 
> Cindy
> 
> Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and 
> books-being-scanned list available at sites below
> 
> 
> 
> Wish List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List
> 
> Books Being Scanned List: 
> https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List
> 
> --- On *Mon, 8/31/09, Mayrie ReNae /<mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>/* wrote:
> 
> 
>     From: Mayrie ReNae <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
>     Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: revised and updated
>     books-being-scanned list, 8/28/09
>     To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>     Date: Monday, August 31, 2009, 12:32 PM
> 
>     Hi Melissa,
> 
>         I found a similar problem with a book that I'm supposed to be
>     scanning that is first, two titles linked together, one of which I
know
>     nothing about.
> 
>         I would like to respectfully submit that perhaps the being scanned
>     list needs to be abandoned as it is, and begun again from scratch.
And
>     perhaps, rather than each of us telling every book that we intend to
>     scan
>     ever, that we state each month, only those books that we know we can
>     get to
>     that month.
> 
>         It just seems so much simpler, and cleaner, and so much, much less
>     work.  Also, there are books on that list being scanned by folks
>     whom I've
>     never seen on this list, and that have been on the list for years,
>     since the
>     list was started.
> 
>         I really think it would be easier to begin the list from scratch.
I
>     hate to abandon a project with so much work put into it, but 
> somehow
the
>     list seems to have gotten terribly terribly corrupted.
> 
>     Please, Cindy, don't think I'm passing judgment on your work.  I'm
>     not.  I'm
>     starting to suspect that you have been a victim of some evil computer
>     gremlins.  Files trashed by forces incomprehensible to nongeeks 
> like
me.
> 
>     Mayrie
> 
> 
> 
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>     Melissa Smith
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>     Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: revised and updated
>     books-being-scanned list,
>     8/28/09
> 
>     I also have down that Shannon is scanning the following book.
> 
>     I don't know anything about this book, either:
>     Oakdale Confidential,   Anonymous is being scanned by Jamie
> 
>     Melissa
> 
> 
>     Jamie Yates, CPhT wrote:
>      > I like the attached list so much better!
>      > 
>      > This book is actually by Dave and Neta Jackson ABOUT Peter
>     Cartwright:
>      > Abandoned On the Wild Frontier, by   Peter Cartwright (is being
>      > scanned by Jamie
>      > 
>      > Same with this book:
>      > Assassins in the Cathedral,  by Festo Kivengere will be scanned by
>      > Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > Same with this book:
>      >
>      > Attack in the Rye Grass,  by  Marcus and Narcissa Whitman (is being
>      > scanned by Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > Same with this book:
>      >
>      > Blinded By the Shining Path,   by Romulo Saune  is being scanned
>     by Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > I am not scanning this book, maybe Jamie Prater is?
>      >
>      > Courtesan,   by Dora Levy Mossanen is being scanned by Jamie'
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > I am also not scanning this book, I don't know anything about it?
>      >
>      > Dead Sexy, by Tate Hallaway is being scanned by Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by Dave and Neta Jackson
>      >
>      > Mask of the Wolf Boy,  by Jonathan and Rosalind Goforth (is being
>      > scanned by Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is already scanned, someone is proofing it now:
>      >
>      > Miss Julia Hits the Road, book 4 in Ann B. Ross's Miss Julia series
>      > will be scanned by Jamie Y.
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > I don't know anything about this book, either:
>      >
>      > Oakdale Confidential,   Anonymous is being scanned by Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is in the collection:
>      >
>      > Priest Kings of Gor (Book 3), by John Norman will be scanned by
>     Jamie
>      > Y
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by Dave and Neta Jackson:
>      >
>      > Quest for the Lost Prince,  Samuel Morris (is being scanned by
Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by DAve and Neta Jackson:
>      >
>      > Race for the Record,  by Joy Ridderhof is being scanned by Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is in the collection:
>      >
>      > Raiders of Gor by John Norman will be scanned by Jamie Y
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by Dave and Neta Jackson:
>      >
>      > Roundup of the Street Rovers,  by Charles Loring Brace is being
>      > scanned by Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by Dave and Neta Jackson
>      >
>      > Shanghaied to China, by Hudson Taylor (is being scanned by Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > I don't know anything about this book:
>      >
>      > Sparkles,   by Louise Bagshawe is being scanned by Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > I don't know anything about this book:
>      >
>      > Tall, Dark and Dead,  by Tate Hallaway is being scanned by Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by Dave and Neta Jackson:
>      >
>      > The Bandit of Ashley Downs, by George Muller is being scanned by
>     Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by Dave and Neta Jackson:
>      >
>      > The Betrayer's Fortune, by  Menno is being scanned by Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by Dave and Neta Jackson:
>      >
>      > The Drummer Boys Battle, by Florence Nightingale (is being
>     scanned by
>      > Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by Dave and Neta Jackson:
>      >
>      > The Fate of the Yellow Woodbee, by Nate Saint is being scanned by
>      > Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by Dave and Neta Jackson:
>      >
>      > The Forty-Acre Swindle, by George Washington Carver will be
>     scanned by
>      > Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by Dave and Neta Jackson
>      >
>      > The Gold Miners' Rescue,  by Sheldon Jackson (is being scanned by
>      > Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by Dave and Neta Jackson
>      >
>      > The Mayflower Secret,  by William Bradford will be scanned by Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > I don't know anything about this book:
>      >
>      > The Remedy,  by Michelle Lovric is being scanned by Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by Dave and Neta Jackson and "The Run" is not part
>     of the
>      > title:
>      >
>      > The Run The  Quest for the Lost Prince, by Samuel Morris (1996)
will
>      > be scanned by Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by Dave and Neta Jackson
>      >
>      > The Runaway's Revenge, by John Newton is being scanned by Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by DAve and Neta Jackson
>      >
>      > The Sinking the Dayspring, by John G. Paton  will be scanned by
Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by Dave and Neta Jackson
>      >
>      > The Thieves of Tyburn Square, by Elizabeth Fry will be scanned by
>      > Jamie Y
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by Dave and Neta Jackson
>      >
>      > The Traitor in the Tower,  by John Bunyan will be scanned by 
> Jamie
Y
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is by Dave and Neta Jackson
>      >
>      > The Warrior's Challenge, by David Zeisberger is being scanned by
>     Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > I don't know anything about this book:
>      >
>      > When She Was Bad,  by Jonathan Nasaw is b being scanned by Jamie
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > This book is in the collection:
>      >
>      > You have To Be Nice to Someone on their Birthday, by Barbara
Bottner
>      > will be scanned by Jamie Y.. and proofed by Janie.
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > 
>      >
>      > --
>      > Jamie in Michigan
>      > Currently Reading: Last Look by Mariah Stewart See everything I've
>      > read this year at: www.michrxtech.com/books.html
>      > <http://www.michrxtech.com/books.html
>     <http://www.michrxtech..com/books.html>>
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