[bksvol-discuss] Re: Collection has grown

  • From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 23:39:30 -0500

I got approvals for several tonight too, and three yesterday so they must be 
working overtime.

Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Advisory Council

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to
stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.

      -- Vance Havner
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paula and James Muysenberg" <outofsightlife@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 11:12 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Collection has grown

    I know it's frustrating, but my guess is that the staff is doing what
they can with the resources they have. Someone must be putting in some work
this weekend, because I got a notice this evening that a book, which has
been awaiting approval for two months, has now been accepted. I want to say
a big thank-you to whoever is doing all that extra work!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Baechler" <tony@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 8:52 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Collection has grown

> Hi Shelley.  I'm really sorry to dampen your enthusiasm, but it isn't
> really the scanners, submitters and validators.  Really the credit belongs
> to the staff for finally clearing out their backlog.  Some of those books
> were on the step 1 page since May 2004 or longer.  I did some of the
> old ones.  Really, it isn't that 1,000 titles all got added at once, it's
> that they have been sitting in the queue for months.  If they were more
> consistent and did a few at a time, we would still be at the same number
> but we would have got there gradually instead of all at once.  Sorry, but
> that's the reality.  How many submitters are frustrated that their books
> are finally now moving through the system?  I know I've been frustrated as
> a validator when the Christmas book I approved a few days before Christmas
> and put in the comments that it is a holiday book didn't show up until
> month.  As Cindy said, just in time for Christmas.  Yeah right.  I
> understand their concentration on Spanish books, but I hope that doesn't
> take away too much of their time since there are still many English
> speakers out there.
> At 10:19 AM 3/20/2005 -0500, you wrote:
> >I was looking at the counter and wow, look how many are up there.  Can
> >believe that in less than three months, we have put up over 1000 titles?
> >
> >That is astounding when you think of it.  That 25,000 really isn't that
> >off, not really, smile.
> >
> >Great job everyone who scans, validates, and reads and keeps our system
> >growing.

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