Hi, If one does follow Donna's suggestion of submitting excellent copies of fair quality books on the step one page, I have one request. Please submit your excellent copy to the step one page before rejecting the fair quality scan. I say this because I know of scanners who reject books because they say they will submit a better scan, and then they don't do it. Just my thoughts, Allison----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna Smith" <donnafsmith@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2008 8:22 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] An alternative to validating fair quality submissions
Hi all. I apologize in advance if this suggestion ruffles feathers, but it is made in the spirit of getting excellent quality books into the collection. I am one of the volunteers who believes that "validating" a book shouldn't involve rewriting it because the scan is poor. There are some books which have strange formatting or difficult tables and charts or other things that typically don't scan well and the only way to get such books into the collection is in fact for a very patient validator to go through the whole book and fix problematic errors that a rescan won't fix. However, there are a lot of books on the step one download page that are just straightforward text, fiction or nonfiction, that should scan with no problems, but are rated as fair. In my opinion, it is a waste of volunteer time and effort to have a validator make these scans passable. So here's my alternative. If I, or any other scanner, obtains a copy of a book that is currently awaiting validation and rated fair, would it be appropriate for us to download the fair copy, reject it, and then upload a better scan of the same book? Thoughts? Ideas? No rotten tomatoes please! Donna
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