Bookshare has always discouraged self-validation; and I have supported Bookshare on their arguments. Aside from the aforementioned copyright concerns, a simple comb through by another person just makes the quality of one's books better. No matter how experienced a volunteer may be, it is just not a good idea, even if your book has been sitting on the step 1 page for two years, to self-validate. Unless, specifically told by Bookshare staff to do so, I cannot more strongly emphasize the need to avoid this practice. I, for one, am glad that Gostavo is being strict when it comes to self-validations. Pratik -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of E. Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 1:18 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Books kicked back for self-validation. I doubt that Gustavo can get away with saying one person can validate and another cannot. He has asked that we not self validate. E. At 09:17 PM 9/17/2006, you wrote: >Sharon, > >It may depend on who's doing the self-validating and >on how long the books have been sitting on page one. >In one case at least, it was explained that the person >who self-valdiated hadn't yet established a reputation >for being careful and doing excellent work, and the >powers that be don't want to encourage self-validation >in general because errors can slip by. I believe a few >people have established that they can validate their >work carefully and turn in excellent books. > >Anyway, if one carefully validated his/her bookafter >scanning and before submitting, and posts that that's >been done and it should be an easy scan, it most >likely will be picked up quickly, validated quickly >and uploaded. > >HTH > >Cindy > >--- Sharon <mt281820@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > Why are books kicked back because of > > self-validation? I thought we could > > self-validate as long as we were careful about what > > was submitted and > > validated? I've self-validated in the past to keep > > books from sitting in the > > pool for a long time. Is there something I've been > > missing? I've been off > > the list until recently, and am now using a new > > email address, and can > > finally send in messages to the list without a > > problem. > > Sharon > > -----Original Message----- > > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On > > Behalf Of tom hawkins > > Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 10:22 AM > > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Books kicked back for > > self-validation. > > > > > > Hi Everyone, Gustavo kicked back a number of my > > submissions due to self > > validation. Each has had a very careful spell check > > including a copyright > > verification by a sighted person. So if you want an > > easy validation, enjoy, > > Tom > > Date: 09-08-06 > > > > Category: Romance (Silhouette Books) > > > > Pages: 253 > > > > Title: Operation Homefront > > > > > > > > Author: Marilyn Pappano > > > > > > > > Copyright: 1982 by Marilyn Pappano > > > > > > > > Short Synopsis: A Silhouette Intimate Moments > > romance. > > > > > > > > ISBN: 0-373-07424-7 > > > > > > > > Long Synopsis: FROM THE BACK COVER: Mission > > Impossible? At last Libby > > Harper had made a home for herself and her > > seven-year-=old son, Justin. > > After years of moving around, they were finally > > going to stay in one place, > > except Justin didn't seem to be adjusting to his new > > life too well. He was > > having trouble at school and alienating all his > > friends. Except one. But > > this newest buddy was no boy, he was a man! A man > > with a handsome face, an > > engaging smile and the uniform of the United States > > Army. A career soldier. > > A man on the move, literally! Sergeant Joe Mathison > > knew that only a fool > > would begin a romance that had no chance of > > succeeding, and he was no fool. > > But he couldn't seem to stay away from Libby and > > Justin. If only he could > > convince her that he was the perfect playmate for > > them both. > > > > > > > > Notes: Copyright has been verified by a sighted > > person. > > > > > > > > Date: 09-13-06 > > > > Category: Western > > > > Pages: 276 > > > > Title: Navarro > > > > > > > > Author: Peter Brandvold > > > > > > > > Copyright: The Estate of Ralph Compton, 2005 > > > > > > > > Short Synopsis: A western in the Ralph Compton > > style. > > > > > > > > ISBN: 0-451-21469-2 > > > > > > > > Long Synopsis: FROM THE BACK COVER: Hardened > > ex-gunslinger Taos Tommy > > Navarro turned away Karla Vannorsdell, a rancher's > > granddaughter, when she > > needed him most. Now, angry and full of guilt, > > Navarro must track down > > Karla in the desert before the Apaches catch her, > > which won't be easy. And > > all that's certain is that things are going to get > > very rough, and very > > bloody. Nothing will make Karla return to her > > arrogant, meddling > > grandfather now that he's run off the vaquero she > > was going to marry. To > > bring her lover back, Karla will endure the parched, > > blazing desert, the > > venomous diamondbacks, the ferocious Apaches and the > > buzzards circling > > overhead. And she'll learn the cruelest lesson of > > all. In a brutal land, > > love can mean killing the thing you cherish. > > > > > > > > Notes: Copyright has been verified by a sighted > > person. This book is > > written in the western style and contains many words > > and names in Mexican. > > > > > > > > Date: 09-08-06 > > > > Category: Science Fiction Fantasy / alternate > > history > > > > Pages: 324 > > > > Title: Grantville Gazette II > > > > > > > > Author: Eric Flint, editor > > > > > > > > Copyright: 2006 by Eric Flint > > > > > > > > Short Synopsis: The series begins with 1632 and > > this sequel continues the > > Grantville Gazette. The book contains factual > > articles about the 17th > > century forming the foundation for the series. > > > > > > > > ISBN: 1-4165-2051-1 > > > > > > > > Long Synopsis: FROM THE BACK COVER: Return to > > Grantville, the American > > town lost in time. A mysterious cosmic force, the > > "Ring of Fire", has > > hurled the town of Grantville from 20th century West > > Virginia back to 17th > > century Europe, and into the heart of the Thirty > > Years War. With their > > seemingly, magical technology, and their radical > > ideas of freedom and > > justice, the time lost West Virginians have allied > > with Gustavus Adolphus, > > King of Sweden, to form the Confederated > > Principalities of Europe, changing > > the course of history, and making very powerful and > > dangerous enemies. > > > > > > > > > > > > Notes: Copyright verified by a sighted person. > > This book contains Latin > > and German vocabulary. > > > > > > > > Date: 09-09-06 > > > > Category: Western > > > > Pages: 186 > > > > Title: The Peacemakers > > > > > > > > Author: J. T. Edson > > > > > > > > Copyright: 1969 by Transworld Publishers, Ltd. > > > > > > > > Short Synopsis: A western saga. > > > > > > > > ISBN: 1-55773-348-1 > > > > > > > > Long Synopsis: FROM THE BACK COVER: In 1873 the > > Colt factory at Hartford, > > Connecticut, produced a new revolver called, for > > want of a better name, the > > Model P. Dusty Fog of the legendary Floating Outfit > > bought a matched brace > > of the new pistols just before heading into Mexico > > to rescue an old friend > > of the Ysabel Kid's. By the time Dusty's job was > > done, the new Colts had a > > proper name, men called them the Peacemakers. > > > > > > > > Notes: Copyright has been verified by a sighted > > person and is correctly > > given as a publisher. This book contains language of > > the "old West", much of > > it being Mexican. > > > > > > > > -- > > No virus found in this outgoing message. > > Checked by AVG Free Edition. > > Version: 7.1.405 / Virus Database: 268.12.4/449 - > > Release Date: 9/15/2006 > > > > >__________________________________________________ >Do You Yahoo!? >Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around >http://mail.yahoo.com > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to >bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. 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