[bksvol-discuss] Re: An alternative to validating fair quality submissions

Hi Gary,

The staff do not have time to look at all of the books.  That is why they 
want volunteers.  As for someone complaining because a book is rejected, if 
it is a poor scan, I say, LET THEM COMPLAIN!!!!

Sue S.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary Petraccaro" <garyp130@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2008 5:40 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: An alternative to validating fair quality 
submissions


Problem of logic, here.  Why would it only have to be fair scans which
someone proposing to scan a book would have to reject on behalf of himself?
If we start rejecting "fair" books and replacing them with better books,
will the reader complain?  You know the answer.  If the staff don't like
what they're seeing, they will certainly call it to our attention, now,
won't they?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ilene Sirocca" <ilenesia@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2008 11:31 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: An alternative to validating fair quality
submissions


I certainly sympathize with this suggestion, but I do have a problem with
it.  The problem is that so far, book are not supposed to be rejected
because they are rated fair. If they were, we wouldn't have the fair rating
allowed in the first place.  If a validator who is also a scanner rejects
the original scanner's fair book and then submits a scan of her own, she
takes away the original scanner's credits, no matter how undeserved they
might be in terms of book quality, and gives them to herself.  This is not
your intention, but this is what happens.

If Bookshare wants to have more excellent scans it has to go to the root of
the problem and not allow people to submit fair scans, or maybe even good
ones although that's more debatable I suppose.  Yes, some scanners may drop
out if they're held to a higher responsibility, so that has to be part of
the consideration of this matter.  But if excellent books is what we are
after, the original rules have to be tougher.  If just getting as many books
as possible is the goal, then fair scans have to stay.  Personally, I'd vote
for a slower groth rate and a higher quality.

There's my two cents' worth.

Ilene


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