Here here. Let's start rewarding people who submit poor quality books.
E. At 12:37 AM 9/15/2006, you wrote:
One of the arguments that did get to me and is going to cause me to reject certain books that need a lot of fixing but is "fun" rather than "important" is that by fixing those books, usually harlequins submitted by SWMNBN (She Who Mustn't Be Named--smile) is that I'm not discouraging her from submitting them but am rewarding her. So I am not going to put any effort into her books but will reject them quickly if they have a lot of errors.
However, if a good-quality, important-in-my opinion book is submitted by somebody I like who I know tries her best, I will put in the time required.
--- "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The person who scans the book is not required to fix > it up. Whether you > think they should or not, bookshare does not require > it. Hence th books on > that old list mostly have rating below excellent. > Unless bookshare starts > a policy of only accepting excellent submits I do > not know how to fix this > issue. I for one wish bookshare had some kind of > floor of quality below > which submits could not sink. > > Without such a quality requirement, we get lots of > poor quality books. In > the past, many of them have had txt ratings. It > will be interesting to > find out if books of better scanned quality now get > input given the exit of > txt format. > > It would also be interesting to track whether the > same people are the ones > who submit books below excellent quality over and > over again. Somebody > from bookshare might be able to kindly work with the > person/organization to > make their submits come out better. I just wonder > that bookshare refused > to up its quality requirements. It makes for such > havoc among validators > and such guilt. > > E. > At 05:46 PM 9/14/2006, you wrote: > > >I agree here. Had I the funds I might upgrade to > K1K. But my OpenBook > >works well enough, and I actually like many of its > features very well. To > >purchase a maintenance agreement for the next 2 > upgrades from Freedom > >Scientific is much more affordable. But you do > have to work with the > >program it and learn it. Using to adjust the > Settings how the Features work. > >though I know some have a dim view of it. > > > >One thing I have come to feel is this: It really > comes down to being the > >work of the person who scans the book to take the > time up front to check > >their work as they go. Scanning rapidly page > after page and missing all > >the junk just is a big headache to anyone > validating or then reading. I > >can't really tolerate listening to the noise of > junk characters, when it is > >getting so very possible to have good clean reading > material. > > > >For me on my system, it seems I will be scanning > along for many pages, with > >few problems, then it is like the pc or scanner > goes to take a coffee break > >and starts putting in some junk. Now, realizing > this, I check each page. > >If there is junk, I DELETE the page, and do it > again. Often the next scan > >of it is perfect. Many things could have caused > it. Me being lazy on the > >pressing down, the computer was going after some > kilobyte somewhere else, or > >the taliban were saying tally-ho, I don't know. > > > >I tried reading as I go and sometimes I do, but > sometimes I just don't want > >to be at the desk to read, would rather be peeling > carrots and reading or > >something. So I convert the text to a temporary > RTF file and read it on the > >Book Port or something mobile. I make bookmarks > and note of the errors and > >go back and fix them. > > > >Just some bright ideas on an otherwise dull day! > <grin> > > > >Thanks to the validator who did my Bob Wills > biography submission, just > >approved for the collection yesterday. The Daisy > file of it is a dream to > >read. (my secret motivation - the navigible Daisy > file!!) (grin) > > > >Thanks. > >Rik > > > > > > > >-----Original Message----- > >From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On > Behalf Of Monica Willyard > >Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 1:46 PM > >To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Format Frustration > > > >Kellie has described my situation exactly. If I > had the money to > >switch, I'd have done it long ago. Having said > that, Gerald, Jim, > >Pratik, and Jake have all helped me tweak my > Openbook settings so my > >scans are pretty good now. Openbook can and does > work well once you > >get rid of some of the default settings. K1000 > produces great scans > >with its defaults, and I almost cried when my demo > ran > >out. :( Still, Openbook does have the ability to > scan well. Now I > >need to look on Jake's site to see if there is a > helpful hint for > >Openbook users on adjusting their settings. If > not, maybe I should > >write down what the gentlemen from this list have > taught me. (smile) > > > >Monica Willyard > > > >On Thursday 9/14/2006 03:10 PM, you wrote: > > >Hi E, > > >One thing to keep in mind is that, even with > K1k's excellent upgrade policy > > >replacing Openbook with K1k costs around $500. I > know that I for one would > > >not find it easy to come up with this amount of > money. So even if an > > >Openbook user agrees that K1k is preferable and > would like to switch, it > >may > > >not be possible. > > > > > > > > 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. > > > > > > 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. > > 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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