[bksvol-discuss] Re: Attempting a b s o copy

Looks like Lisa will probably end up announcing the upcoming release of the
new manual on Friday.  Bet she tells them that we are working on it.  Of
course, if they actually read it, they'll find that out anyway.

Later,
Gerald

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Laura Glowacki
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 7:47 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Attempting a b s o copy

Shelley and Prat,

That's why I was a bit (no, very) confused when I first started on the 
volunteer path (just a few short weeks ago).  The directions that John Glass

forwarded to me and the ones also posed on the ookshare site for volunteers 
says just that: do these simple steps, less than ten minutes, and that's 
enough.

While I understand they're trying to attract people to help out and that 
some people are willing to settle for less than perfect scans, I was a bit 
intimidated when I realized that people (though this list) actually do way 
more than the directions specify.

I propose sometime in the near future that we revise the information sent to

new volunteers.  Maybe this is something that could be brought up at these 
new chats.

Take care,
Laura
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 7:41 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Attempting a b s o copy


> That is ture.
>
> I forgot that.
>
> The validation instructions for the regular books was to download, look 
> for
> title, copyright, author, and if it was "complete".
>
> And it was supposed to take ten minutes or less.
>
> Man Prat has it really been that long!  Smile, am counting six years or is
> it seven in January, smile.
>
>
> Shelley L. Rhodes M.A., VRT, CTVI
> and Judson, guiding golden
> juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
> Graduate Alumni Association Board
> www.guidedogs.com
>
> More than Any other time, When i hold a beloved book in my hand, my
> limitations fall from me, my spirit is free.
> - Helen Keller
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Pratik Patel" <pratikp1@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 8:10 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Attempting a b s o copy
>
>
> Shelly,
>
> that was a procedure only reserved for the public domain books that
> bookshare added to its collection before it came live.  It's amazing that
> the two of us have been around since then.  Thanks for tollerating us 
> guys.
>
> Pratik
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Shelley L. 
> Rhodes
> Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 6:25 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Attempting a b s o copy
>
> Also Monica, in the first year of ookshare volunteers, were not truly 
> shown
> the "whole" book.
>
> Smile.  We were shown a certain pain, was like the first and last 500 
> words
> and we had to decide from there if it was appropriate to add to the
> collection.
>
> This was before Bookshare went life, which was a half year after I started
> working for them.
>
>
> Shelley L. Rhodes M.A., VRT, CTVI
> and Judson, guiding golden
> juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
> Graduate Alumni Association Board
> www.guidedogs.com
>
> More than Any other time, When i hold a beloved book in my hand, my
> limitations fall from me, my spirit is free.
> - Helen Keller
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Monica Willyard" <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 3:54 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Attempting a b s o copy
>
>
>
>>I can see both sides here.  I understand Bookshare staff wanting
>>books to be rescanned.  On the flip side, some of the books that
>>were submitted during the first 3 years are in in a condition that
>>could be fixed by a normal validation procedure, (removing headers,
>>inserting page breaks where the numbers already are, and fixing
>>common scannos like cornpany for the word company.)  Many books in
>>the good quality section are in this group.  I have felt both sad
>>and somewhat annoyed that whoever validated these books didn't
>>appear to make any efforts toward fixing obvious errors.  I guess
>>requiring a rescan is intended to make sure we have the best copy 
>>possible.
>
>
>
>
> "Don't let yesterday use up too much of today!" Will Rogers
> Monica Willyard, rhyami@xxxxxxxxx
> Add rhyami to your Skype if you'd like to chat.
>
>
>
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