[bksvol-discuss] Re: How can this happen?

A quick look at internet based listing for the same book for sale, may 
yield some material for creating short and long synopsis.  I did this 
recently for Too Far Afield by Gunther Grass,  where I had no access to 
synopsis in hard copy. G.




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Hi Bob. The other thing I really don't like to see, and I may be in the 
minority here, is one of two things.  Either the book ha a short synopses, 

like I went to the store, and the long version contains the exact same 
thing, or there's a shot, I went riding, and no long synopses.  If we're 
going to take the time to scan it, how hard is it to even in your own 
words, 
write what the book is about?  Just my two cents in here.
Siobhan
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>I have just looked on the new books list in the collection.
>
> The first two books did not have any synopses.
>
> They are Journey Home by Yoshiko Uchida and The Skirt byGary Soto.
>
> To make it on to the site without a synopsis is a daunting task.
> The scannor had to fail to put one.
> The validator had to fail to put one.
> And the bookshare staff had to fail to put one.
>
> In all fairness, I may be missing something, but I can't see why a book 
> should be allowed into the collection without some kind of synopsis. 
> That's the only way a casual patron can determine whether or not they 
want 
> to read the book.
>
> Just my thoughts.
>
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