[bksvol-discuss] Re: Hold fors -- Redux

These sound like good ideas.

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  From: Anastasia Saridakis 
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  From: Jill O'Connell <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxx>
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 12:21:16 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Hold fors -- Redux

  I have found it to be helpful to let the list know when I am scanning a 
particular book in the hope that someone will ask to proofread it. I also have 
developed the policy when working with a particular proofreader to let him/her 
know when the book is ready to be submitted and wait until I hear that the 
proofreader now has the time to read it.  This way it doesn't linger on the 
list. Jill
  ----- Original Message ----- From: "Molly O'Sullivan" 
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  To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 7:30 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Hold fors -- Redux


  > I don't think anyone is trying to steal books out from under people.  I
  > totally recognize the need for hold for's, but I know that as a new
  > proofreader it is sometimes frustrating when the only books that aren't on
  > hold look to be difficult proofreads.  I shy away from books that have been
  > returned to the queue many times, or have notes that make me feel that as a
  > newb, could not do the text justice.
  > I think that sometimes we just need to keep on checking the books to be
  > checked out queue, and be patient.
  > I wonder if it would help if we are looking for a book to proof, if we let
  > the list know what we might be interested in?  Then scanners might be able
  > to let us keep an eye out for scans to proof.  Just an idea!
  > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  > Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 9:17 PM
  > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Hold fors -- Redux
  > 
  > 
  >> I'm in the same boat as Marilyn.  Please, I implore you, don't take books
  >> with a "hold for" on them because there is a reason why that "hold for" is
  >> there.
  >> 
  >> In my case, here's the back story.  When I have a book with a "Hold for
  >> Judy S." on it, it's usually because
  >> 1. I bought the book;
  >> 2. and asked a specific individual to scan it for me because I know the
  >> quality of the scanning from that experienced individual will be
  >> outstanding; and
  >> 3. I am willing to spend the time proofreading it in exacting detail to
  >> makes sure the final reader has a truly excellent book; and
  >> 4. It's a book I really want to read.
  >> 
  >> Case in point:  I bought "Last in their Class," at the cost of $25.  I'm a
  >> West Point history buff and really wanted to read it. It was a witch to
  >> scan (put politely) for the individual who scanned it for me, and as a big
  >> a witch of proofread.
  >> 
  >> The text was difficult to scan and proof, as it is full of proper names of
  >> individuals and places and historical quotes with 19th century language.
  >> Additionally, the book had almost one hundred pages of footnotes, and a
  >> large index, both of which the individual who scanned the book and I took
  >> great care to make sure were as close to the original printed text as
  >> humanly possible because in this case the footnotes contained important
  >> primary material that greatly enhanced the content of the book.
  >> 
  >> If I'd happened to have other books that I'd bought and asked to have
  >> scanned show up on the "ready to be checked out" list, they would have sat
  >> for many weeks while I tackled this book.
  >> 
  >> So, as the recently deceased and much beloved Paul Harvey used to say,
  >> "That's the rest of the story." smile.
  >> 
  >> Please respect "Holds."  There really is a reason why those books are
  >> sitting there waiting for a specific person to proofread them.
  >> 
  >> Judy s.
  >> Marilyn Beasley wrote:
  >>> Hi, small gang of people discussing me,
  >>> 
  >>> As I wrote last month, I bought those books, I mailed out those books,
  >>> and I fully intend to proofread each and every one of those books. As it
  >>> says
  >>> at the top of the "Ready for Checkout" page, please respect the "Holds."
  >>> It says "Please" and I implore, "Please," leave my "Holds" alone.
  >>> 
  >>> On Feb 17, 2009, at 10:15 AM, Marilyn Beasley wrote:
  >>> 
  >>>> Hi, Sue!
  >>>> 
  >>>> I'm getting most of my "Holds" books shipped to me as soon as weather
  >>>> permits from across America. When the books get here, my "Holds" will
  >>>> diminish.  Please spread the word, I mailed those books out to be
  >>>> scanned
  >>>> and I really, really want to proofread them when they're returned.
  >>>> 
  >>>> Thanks so much,
  >>>> Marilyn
  >>>> 
  >>>> 
  >>>> On Feb 17, 2009, at 10:08 AM, siss52 wrote:
  >>>> 
  >>>>> 
  >>>>> Hi All,
  >>>>> 
  >>>>> There are a lot of "hold for" submissions lingering on the checkout
  >>>>> list.  I
  >>>>> noticed a lot for [redacted]  and also for Marilyn.  Some of them have
  >>>>> been
  >>>>> there for a long time.  Just thought I would mention it is all.
  >>>>> 
  >>>>> Sue S.
  >>>>> 
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