[bksvol-discuss] Re: BookShare Policy Reminder

Thanks, Jana. I thought Kenneth was being facetious,
too, and I didn't recognize Gary's response--of course
not knowing then what an Opticon was probably hindered
me from "gettig" is joking response.

Cindy


--- Jana Jackson <jana@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi, Cindy!  I believe that Gary was being facetious.
> <Smile>  You would 
> definitely need the print book to use an Optacon. 
> Kaitlyn's description is 
> very accurate.
> 
> To answer Kenneth's question, I guess we just have
> to use our own judgment 
> to figure out whether or not an error is a misprint
> or a scanno.  In the 
> scheme of things, the world will not end if we
> correct a misprint by 
> mistake. <Smile>  HTH!
> 
> Jana
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 7:09 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: BookShare Policy
> Reminder
> 
> 
> > Thanks, Kaitlyn. But then doesn't it read the
> print
> > book? If it just reads what's in the downloaded
> file,
> > how would  an Opticon distunguish between a
> misprint
> > in the origina. book or a scanno.
> >
> > Gary, I'm afraid I don't understand your response
> to
> > Ken's question.
> >
> > Cindy
> >
> >
> > --- Kaitlyn Hill <Kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >> HI Cindy,
> >>
> >> An Optacon is a reading machine that uses a small
> >> camera then translates the
> >> printed characters into pattern on a small finger
> >> pad. The letters are
> >> formed with a number of vibrating pins.
> >>
> >>
> >> Kaitlyn
> >> Healing Practitioner
> >> "The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call
> >> life, which is required to
> >> be exchanged for it immediately or in the long
> run."
> >> Henry Thoreau
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> >> Behalf Of Cindy
> >> Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 2:32 PM
> >> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: BookShare Policy
> >> Reminder
> >>
> >> What is Optacon?  How does it distinguish between
> a
> >> misprint and a scanno? If one doesn't have one of
> >> those, or the print book, then one must use one's
> >> own
> >> judgment, no?
> >>
> >> Cindy
> >>
> >>
> >> --- Gary Petraccaro <garyp130@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>
> >> > You use an Optacon.
> >> >
> >> >   ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> >   From: Kenneth A. Cross
> >> >   To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> >   Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 6:46 AM
> >> >   Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: BookShare
> Policy
> >> > Reminder
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >   Just out of curiosity:  Without the printed
> book
> >> > and someone to read it, how do you distinguish
> >> > positively between a misprint in the book and a
> >> > mistake in scanning?
> >> >     ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> >     From: Gary Petraccaro
> >> >     To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> >     Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2005 10:49 PM
> >> >     Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: BookShare
> Policy
> >> > Reminder
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >     I check these.  Btw, my all-time favorite
> was
> >> in
> >> > a Robin Cook novel: a .356 magnum.  Had to
> laugh.
> >> >
> >> >       ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> >       From: Gerald Hovas
> >> >       To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> >       Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2005 12:40 PM
> >> >       Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: BookShare
> >> Policy
> >> > Reminder
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >       Gary,
> >> >
> >> >       Occasionally, books have obvious errors
> >> which
> >> > are also obviously not scanning errors, but
> errors
> >> > by the author or editor.  These should be left
> as
> >> > is.  My favorite error is one in Ill Wind by
> >> Nevada
> >> > Barr where she is listing large trucks, as in
> 18
> >> > wheelers, and she says Kenmoore instead of
> >> Kenworth,
> >> > or a brand of home appliances instead of a
> large
> >> > truck.
> >> >
> >> >       As Jake said, though, I imagine a lot of
> >> > misprints get corrected because it's difficult
> to
> >> > tell a misprint from a scanning error most of
> the
> >> > time.
> >> >
> >> >       Gerald
> >> >       -----Original Message-----
> >> >       From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> >> > Behalf Of Jake Brownell
> >> >       Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2005 2:36 AM
> >> >       To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> >       Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: BookShare
> >> Policy
> >> > Reminder
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >       Gary,
> >> >           Misprints are really up to the
> original
> >> > submitter. Some will say to leave them as is
> >> because
> >> > the goal is a replica of the print copy.
> However,
> >> > for scanners who have no way of comparing with
> the
> >> > print page, it is likely to be assumed a scanno
> >> and
> >> > thus corrected.
> >> >           Indexes are not considered core
> content
> >> > and are not required for BookShare submission,
> >> > however wherever possible it would be helpful
> to
> >> > include them. A student somewhere down the road
> >> > might be very greatful for that index, as thats
> >> what
> >> > a sighted person would use.
> >> >
> >> >       Best,
> >> >       Jake
> >> >         ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> >         From: Gary Petraccaro
> >> >         To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> >         Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2005 2:07 AM
> >> >         Subject: [bksvol-discuss] BookShare
> Policy
> >> > Reminder
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >         Should we correct misprints and include
> >> > indexes?
> >> >         Thanks.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >
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