Wonderful request. I don't know when the next newsletter to members come out, but I suggest you send this to Lisa Friendly and ask her to include it in the newsletter--or on the bookshare home page. Maybe then we'll get some members who aren't volunteers to volunteer. One reason the step one page is so long now is that we're restricted to 5 books at a time. I used to figure that as long as I was going to do the books I'd take them off the download list, and I know other people operated under that assumption, too, but then some people squawked that if left on other people would take them (they didn't, as it turned out, and I got them eventually) and the 5-book limit was put in. Cindy --- Monica Willyard <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Fellow Booksharians, your help is needed to respond > to a massive > invasion. We're dealing with a motley crew of > lovers, detectives, > aliens, wizards, soldiers, murderers, terrorists, > faeries, cowboys, and > mad scientists. An astounding 442 books have invaded > our step 1 page, > refusing to give quarter until validation occurs. > Indeed, a regiment of > dedicated volunteers is working at an astonishing > pace, adding to the > number of books found on step 1. Now Bookshare needs > a batalian of book > lovers who will take up their validating tools and > conquer this > invasion. If you're signed up as a volunteer, will > you please take a > book that interests you and validate it over the > next couple of weeks? > If we work together, we can move these books into > the Bookshare > collection where they belong. > > If you haven't done any volunteering, this is a > perfect time to give it > a try. All you need to validate a book is a love of > reading and a > program to use for proofreading a document such as > Microsoft Word, > Kurzweil, or Openbook. Volunteers receive help and > training both on the > lists and one on one in the Bookshare community > room. You don't have to > be a computer expert to be a great volunteer. If > you're ready to give it > a try, email volunteer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx to ask the > Bookshare staff to set > you up as a volunteer. That's your first step toward > actively making > Bookshare better. (smile) > > Monica Willyard > ____________________________________________________________________________________ Take the Internet to Go: Yahoo!Go puts the Internet in your pocket: mail, news, photos & more. http://mobile.yahoo.com/go?refer=1GNXIC 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.