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. Guido Dante Corona IBM Research, Human Ability & Accessibility Center, (HA&AC) Austin Tx. Phone: 512. 838. 9735. Email: guidoc@xxxxxxxxxxx Web: http://www.ibm.com/able ". . . Maybe it was only those who were most certain they were right who were guaranteed to be wrong. And that maybe, just maybe, those who questioned the most were in the end those who came closest to being wise." [David Poyer, The Command] "Siobhan" <littlesailorgirl@xxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 01/16/2008 10:24 AM Please respond to bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> cc Subject [bksvol-discuss] Re: How can this happen? 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 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob" <rwiley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: "bookshare volunteer discussion" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:12 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] How can this happen? >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. > > Bob > "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, > committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is > the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead > > 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.