[bksvol-discuss] Re: First Message from Newest Volunteer

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

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----- 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
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