[bksvol-discuss] Re: Admin. Q

Hi , I'm not suggesting a week or two or even three, but a reasonable period might be eight weeks. Eight months seems a little excessive, don't you think? Tom
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I agree. I have two books out right now, and both, though they were identified as being excellent scans, have lots of little tiny errors. I hadn't really intended to read either book, but now I'm going through the books page by page, and it takes time. There are parts where I'm either going to have to guess, or go get the book and take a look. Guessing doesn't seem right.

I don't know about others, but I work full-time, and so this process is slowed down because it's usually only a little time I can dedicate on weekends or in the evenings during the week. I don't mind doing it; Bookshare is a concept I love, and one that brings definite value to me, personally and professionally. Nonetheless, neither book will likely be done in the week that we're given.

If you took away the option of renewing a book to continue your review and editing, you'd force people to either not take books that need some editing, or you'd degrade the quality of the collection.

Just my two cents,

Lora

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I think what Julie is suggesting is that there is minimal validating and more in depth validating. Minimal validating is what is required of a validator and involves making sure the book is not part of the collection already, verifying that all pages are there and verifying author title and copyright are accurate. More in depth validating means fixing scanning errors, spell checking and may take quite a bit more time particularly for a large book. For all pages may be there but some may have enough scanning error to make re-scanning necessary. Sometimes people have to wait until the print copy is available. All these things may mean someone holds on to a book for more than a week or two.


I think some people submit and validate more carefully than others. Some other reasons for doing either may include getting credits toward bookshare.


E.


At 07:27 AM 1/28/2006, you wrote:

Julie,

Forgive my impertinence, but why would someone validate a book if they really don't care? Seems that if one is willing to volunteer to take on that kind of work, it should be because they want the books on the site to be the best possible.

Peace,
Ernie
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From: <mailto:mercy421@xxxxxxxxx>Julie Morales
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Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 9:01 PM
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Hi, Tom. I can understand what you're saying about this, but sometimes, if books are poorly done, really long or anything like that, it might take longer to get them done. Some validators are perfectionists and want their books to be as good as they can make them. Others just do the bare minimum and let it go at that. Some books would be rejected if a validator who really cared about that particular book couldn't keep it until it was worthy of putting up and as good as it could be made. This might not be an issue for some, but for other books, they may be rare or something that most people might not think about rescanning, so that book might not ever make it to the site if that happens. These are all just thoughts out loud and probably at least some reasons for why there is no limit. take care.
Julie Morales
Life is a gift from God. What we do with it is our gift to Him.
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Gerald, A second thought, Has Bookshare ever decided to limet the number of edit renewals allowed? It would seem that after a reasonable period, the book should be returned to the step-one Q. Tom
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Tom,

Janice has said that it's been a bit of a mad house around there since back in December due to anual end of the year tasks and getting things backunder control since the holidays. Once things calm down a bit I would imagine that Gustavo will whittle down the Awaiting Admin Approval queue. As for if he ever gets to the bottom, I believe he did that two or three times last year and ended up sending out a message that he had nothing to approve.

HTH

Gerald

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Hi Everyone, been laying low for a while. But I have a question, do you think Gustavo will ever get to the bottom of the administrative Q? Still have books sitting there from September, and my Dreamland series by Dale Brown has-never been found apparently, lost, "lost beneath the streets of Boston," their fate never to be learned, as the song goes. The answers I get are vague, that the books are out being edited, since May or June? Tom


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