[bksvol-discuss] Re: Dealing with Photos & Captions

Dear Devorah,

I agree with you about the idea of having standardized best practices. As you have guessed from my last message, I've been using the square brackets, too, for over a hundred books including the Portrait of Jane Austin, my current pet and top priority Bookshare project.

Always with love,

Lissi
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I've been using square brackets [ and ] for validator notes. Should I put everything in angle brackets? For example I put a note before and after block quotes. Should they have angle brackets instead of square brackets?
<start block quote> rather than [start block quote]

I like the idea of having some sort of standardization, not absolute rules, but suggestions about "best practices".

Thanks for clarifying,
Devorah

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Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 4:02 PM
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Hi Marilyn and Lori,

Thanks for writing for clarification -- here's an example:

<Photo caption: The author outside his childhood home, 1978>

The keystroke used for the angle brackets are the shift key with the comma key for the open bracket
And the shift key with the period key for the close bracket.

Hope this helps!

Beautiful day,

Pavi Mehta
Volunteer Coordinator, Bookshare

Benetech
480 S. California Ave., Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA
Phone: +1 650 644-3459

pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxx

www.benetech.org

The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving Humanity
A Nonprofit Organization






-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Marilyn Beasley
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 2:14 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Dealing with Photos & Captions

Hi, Pavi.

I don't understand where the actual words "Photo caption:" go --
inside or outside the
angle brackets?  Could you show me a small sample?

Marilyn


On Jul 16, 2008, at 4:30 PM, Pavi Mehta wrote:

Hi All,

In a recent exchange with a volunteer, the question of how to deal
with photos and captions came up. I talked to Carrie to see if she
had a particular approach that we could then try and standardize
across the board (with such things there tend to be no right or
wrong methods but it would be great to slowly but surely try to
develop a uniformity of approach)

Here are the guidelines Carrie put forward for such cases:

* Remove the photos

* Retain the caption text.

* Separate it from the rest of the text with angle brackets <>

* Precede the text of the caption with "Photo caption:" to make it
clear what the text is.

Let me know if there are any questions regarding this.

Also -- if there are other areas where you think we need to
formulate a standardized approach please let me know -- and we can
start working on them. (These sort of things are really helpful to
start clarifying as we work on making the scanning and validation
manual more comprehensive and complete).

All good things,
Pavi Mehta
Volunteer Coordinator, Bookshare

Benetech
480 S. California Ave., Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA
Phone:  +1 650 644-3459

pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxx

www.benetech.org

The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving Humanity
A Nonprofit Organization





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