[bksvol-discuss] Re: Best sellers that aren't making it into the collection

Read The Charm School and give yourself nightmares.  <grin>

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Carrie Karnos 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2007 6:46 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Best sellers that aren't making it into the 
collection


  Actually, I usually chop, scan and OCR in the office, and then take some of 
the books home so I can validate them early in the morning or late at night or 
whenever I have a spare moment.  I've spend the past 6 hours at home, finishing 
up The War, which is now available for everyone to download.  

  And since I mentioned The War, this is just a little aside - there's one 
interesting passage that presents an idea that had never occurred to me either:
  Leopold went to work, doing his best first to patch up wounded Americans and 
then the twenty or so wounded Germans they had managed to capture over the 
course of the day. "As I was doctoring the shoulder wound of a young German 
approximately twenty-four years of age," he recalled, "he turned to me — and in 
a voice completely accent-free — said, 'Is it permitted to talk to you?' "

  I said, "Yes, what's on your mind?" 

  He said, "Where are you from?" 

  I said, "I'm from the United States." 

  "Where in the United States?" 

  "The Northeast," I said. 

  "Where in the Northeast?" 

  I said, "I'm from Connecticut." 

  "Where in Connecticut?" He was persisting.

   I said, "I'm from Waterbury, Connecticut." 

  "Ah, yes," he said, "Waterbury, at the junction of the Naugatuck and Mad 
rivers."

  Now, you have to know a bit about the area. The Naugatuck is a fairly 
substantial river. But the Mad River is a little stream that you can jump 
across without any trouble. Anyone who knew this ... I was puzzled.

  I said, "How did you possibly know that?"

  He said, "I was in training for the administration."

  "The administration of what?"

  He said, "The administration of the Territories."

  My blood went cold. I couldn't imagine that Hitler, in his wildest 
imagination, not only had Europe in his grasp, but also figured that he would 
control America.


  Carrie


  ----- Original Message ----
  From: Gary Petraccaro <garyp130@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2007 2:45:31 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Best sellers that aren't making it into the 
collection


  When I asked a similar question, I was directed to ask Carie.  I was asking 
out of curiosity and did not want to burden her with trivialities.

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Jill O'Connell 
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2007 2:59 PM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Best sellers that aren't making it into the 
collection


    Your confusion is probably due to the fact that Carrie oftten scans books 
that then are put on the step 1 page to be validated. I used to think she did 
these at home but apparently they are done in-office. However, these are not 
the N.Y. Times bestsellers. I would be interested to know where others get 
their information about new books other than the Washington Post Book World. 
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Jamie Yates, CPhT 
      To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2007 7:18 PM
      Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Best sellers that aren't making it into the 
collection


      I do remember, quite a while ago, someone saying that the NY Times Best 
Sellers needed to be done in house so they would be as close to perfect as 
possible. I do not remember who it was (Carrie, Lisa, Claire, it may have been 
long enough ago that it was Gustavo, I don't remember).

      I thought they just got scanned in house and went to step 1 for 
validation by regular volunteers. I didn't know they also got validated in 
house.


      Jamie in Michigan 
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