[bksvol-discuss] Re: Books kicked back for self-validation.

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


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[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.
> >
> >
> >
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> >
>
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