No problem Cindy. It doesn't matter how long it takes folks to get to them. I am just concerned about after they get into the cue. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 6:30 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: For Gwen and RobertFrom what you told us about Blbiss River I though I'd like to read it; then I read the customer reviews on Amazon. However I wouldn't mind prroofing it, but I have others to do first. I also have a list of Gwe's books that I plan to do when I finish the boks I have and a couple of ohers I promised to do. But if Bliss River or any of the ofthe books linger on the list I'll take them when I have time.
CindyWish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and books-being-scanned list available at sites below https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List
--- On Mon, 11/30/09, robert tweedy <roberttweedy@xxxxxxx> wrote:
From: robert tweedy <roberttweedy@xxxxxxx> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: For Gwen and Robert To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Date: Monday, November 30, 2009, 3:20 PM Here they are but three are adult and literally to the extreme, Bad as she wants to be by Thea devine along with Bliss River and Satisfaction along with Host by Paul F. Wilson but will take someone sighted to get the chapters, kurzweil didn't get them all so didn't put them and the last one is The homesteader which is just your typical western. There may be another one but don't worry about them because I don't want anyone to be offended. I just wonder sometimes if Bookshare is becoming like the NLS. ----- Original Message----- From:Chela Robles To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 3:36 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: For Gwen and Robert Robert, is it possible you can give us a list of books that need proofreading, I'll do a few. ---------------- Of all the friends I’ve had growing up, the trumpet has been a motivating, yet challenging friend. I can express myself through the trumpet to anyone who loves music, because this instrument has a range of moods. These great personalities shape the classic trumpet: “brash, impetuous, cocky, and cool, and in-command.” “You have to remember the trumpet is a mean instrument. Sometimes I feel like throwing it out the window, it’s such a beast. There are times when it treats you so sweet and nice that everything comes out just perfect. Then you come back to it the next night, rub your hands together and say to yourself you’re going to do it all over again. You pick up the horn put it to your chops and the son of a bitch says: SCREW YOU!!!!!” —Roy Eldridge— Chela Robles E-Mail: cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx MSNWindowsLive Messenger: cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxxxx Skype: jazzytrumpet Cell Phone: 925-250-5955 ----- Original Message----- From:Monica Willyard To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 1:26 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] For Gwen and Robert Gwen, you're right. Robert is an experienced and valuable member of our community. Robert, how many books do you have that are waiting to be approved? Are they on step 1 or in the admin queue? Gwen, there are several factors in play regarding Robert's books. I don't know if you're aware of all of these, so I thought I'd share them. Some of them can probably be addressed by people on this list. Others can't. On the staff side, Carrie was on vacation for a week before Thanksgiving. Also, most of the staff had some time off last week for the holiday. I have found that she generally approves books from volunteers within 24 to 48 hours of their entry into the admin queue. Carrie used to be a volunteer just like us, and she remembers the frustration of waiting and waiting for a book to be approved. She has worked with Robert as a fellow volunteer as well and knows of his skills and flexible attitude. From here, it looks like the bottleneck right now is in getting books proofread. The number of books on step 1 is piling up again. Our number of active volunteers and their preferences for reading determine how fast a book is processed. This factor affects everyone who submits books. For awhile everyone was worried about not having any books to work on. Some people quit looking for new books on step 1 because of all of the books with holds on them. Now there are a lot of excellent books needing a proofreader. The other factor, on a more personal level, is hard for me to explain. Robert is a consistent and dedicated volunteer. I respect him for his dedication and teamwork. Yet I am hesitant to take his books for a personal reason. In the past, Robert has been willing to scan some adult-rated content for Bookshare. It's my perception that much of what he scans would be classified as steamy romances. I prefer not to read the steamier books. This isn't about Robert or his skills as a submitter. It's about me and what I want to read. I generally don't like to draw attention to this issue since I think it's a personal one on my part. Since I feel uncomfortable asking Robert which books are adult, I let others take his books when he submits. I figured it would make him angry if I asked about it. If I am wrong about what Robert submits, I apologize and take full responsibility for not checking out my assumptions with him. I think what I'm saying is that we might do a better job of communicating with each other. I know I need to do that. I didn't know that Robert's books weren't getting added to the collection. I also assumed that most people are more comfortable with adult content than I am and that those would be done quickly. I could be wrong on both counts. The last thing I want is for you or Robert to feel ignored or unappreciated. I don't have an immediate solution. I think we could find ways to work this out together, with the help of the Bookshare community. It would help us fix the problem if we know exactly what's going on, if the books are on step 1, or are they getting lost in the admin queue. Monica Willyard "The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker At 10:32 AM 11/30/2009, you wrote: I think a timely manner is the key. And those who have scanned for years and their books are good, and everyone knows they are good, to me there shouldn't be a delay. Some books get up there right away, so what is the difference in books? Especially those of like Robert's when his books have been tried and true for a long time. Eventually volunteers are gonna quit submitting books, because they aren't getting anywhere. Some books stay up there for a long time. It's grand for kids books grand for grants, but I think they are forgetting the submitters especially those hard working ones like Bob who turns in a quality scan each and every time not like his wife who turns no quality scans LOL. I understand me, but Bob that is different. His should go right away. Gwen----- Original Message -----From: robert tweedy To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 11:58 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: What is the main concern these days? That's fine as long as our books get into the system on a timey matter.----- Original Message -----From: Denise Thompson To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 2:50 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: What is the main concern these days? I think BKS's concern is to do books that fit their grant money. educational which seems to be most books for kids and teens in addition to text books, of course. Adult books don't seem to be educational- especially those that have some romance in them. Since they have out-sourcers and do their grant books with them as well as in house, I feel like I need to continue to scan adult books for the rest of us who aren't students and who don't want to read kids books and teen books. Denise At 09:32 AM 11/30/2009, you wrote: I've noticed a strong emphasis on children's books as well. This is wonderful, so long as it isn't at the expense of books for us adults, too. Melissa robert tweedy wrote: I am just wondering about bookshare policy of submitted books. Taking a look at the cue, it looks like children's books which is okay but what about books that are just for pleasure. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put 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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