[bksvol-discuss] FW: Approval Queue books

Dear All,

I was a bit confused yesterday after sending out the note below and still 
continuing to see questions about the approval queue books on the list. Then I 
realized that I had sent the note to the bookshare general discussion list 
instead of the volunteer list. Apologies for the mistake and hence the delayed 
response from our end.

All good things,
Pavi

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: Pavi Mehta 
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 1:11 PM
To: 'bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: Approval Queue books

Hi All,

To clarify some of the confusion: As we have mentioned earlier on this list and 
in the newsletter, Bookshare works with a number of outsourcing organizations 
who process books for us. Several of these outsourcers have completed the 
"pilot phase" with Bookshare and the books they work on are now being submitted 
en masse directly to the approval queue (which is why you will see sudden 
spikes in the number of books in that queue). Staff at Bookshare checks each of 
these books before they enter the collection, so it will take some time before 
they are all added. Carrie makes a special point to prioritize volunteer 
submissions in the approval queue though so you shouldn't see a slow down in 
getting your books in. 

All good things,
Pavi

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: John Immarino [mailto:johni2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10:29 AM
To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Something is fishy at Bookshare

Usually there only a dozen or so books awaiting administrative approval 
after a proofreader has accepted them.  I checked this morning and there 
are 523 books on the waiting list.  Has there been some major cutbacks 
at Bookshare?
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