The books original pagination should be preserved as far as possible. That is, a blank page should be numbered and a note should be typed in enclosed in brackets that the page is blank. If a page contains an illustration then if it is possible it would be nice if a description of the illustration be included, but if not, you should include a note in brackets that there is an illustration and the page it appears on should be numbered.
Roger Loran Bailey"Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, & the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people."
Karl Marx The Militant: http://www.themilitant.com Pathfinder Press: http://www.pathfinderpress.com Granma International: http://www.granma.cu/ingles/index.html----- Original Message ----- From: "Kane Brolin" <kbrolin65@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2010 9:27 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] First Message from Newest Volunteer
Hi, folks. I just signed up this week to be a Bookshare volunteer. Not that I intend to be a power contributor at this time; but I've heard about Bookshare and have wanted to scan books for long enough that I decided in the new year I need to do something about my interest and get onboard. Anyway, I'm now scanning a novel entitled "The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire," a really interesting historical fiction work by a fairly new author named C.M. Mayo whose work has not as yet been officially produced in accessible format. Since I'm not yet even a Bookshare consuming member as yet, I have a very basic question: At this point I'm scanning this book mainly for my own consumption; but when I'm done I do intend to send "The Last Prince ..." up to Bookshare. As probably often happens, my pagination doesn't exactly line up with the page numbering of the book itself. A couple of pages at the front of this book are blank, so Kurzweil never rendered them. A couple of other pages contain illustrations that obviously are not rendered, either. So does it matter that I have done 96 pages of scanning so far according to Kurzweil, but that in terms of the official book citation I'm only up to Page #91? Or does it matter that in one case I go from Page #67 to Page #70, since 68-69 are taken up with an illustration? I presume that when a book is edited, you try to make this all as consistent and accurate as possible so that future readers can make accurate citations if they're referring to a book they have read--say, in an academic paper. I am making sure that the book's official page numbers are rendered properly. So should I be concerned about how many pages my document contains compared to the book's officially published length? What I'll send is a rough draft. I know I won't have the time to do a really careful proofread. Yes, I have run across the scanning guidelines on Bookshare's Web site, and I'll look these over carefully before uploading. I'm just asking for a general principle here. Kind regards, -Kane To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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