[bksvol-discuss] Re: Image Descriptions in Children's Books

Yes, I mean "implement" volunteer ideas. 

Sometimes that might mean changing policy, clarifying instructions, adding or 
subtracting a step in processing, writing a new section in the manual, or even 
building a database, software tool, or web page. The process can be slow. It 
seems especially so from off-site when all the necessary preparations are not 
apparent. Still, we're all pulling in the same direction.

Scott Rains
Benetech Fellow, Bookshare Volunteer Department
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Hi, do you mean "implement" them or "make procedures more efficient"? Sorry,
the non-engineering-non-computer linguist is showing. What does
"operationalize" mean? Regards, Kim Friedman.

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Debby and everyone,

How  timely this thread on image description in children's books is.

I encourage everyone to read through the note from Jim Fruchterman and Betsy
Beaumon that Nicole Gnutzman has just posted. It reaffirms how central the
Bookshare volunteer community is to the identity of Bookshare and, I hope,
gives you confidence that quality work like image descriptions is not
permanently lost as we work through the practical implications of the PQ
influx.

In fact, I read the note as an invitation to the volunteer community to
continue down the path we have been following by adding value with image
descriptions, as Series Captains, seeking out little publicized books or
presses, tackling multi-lingual books - or as our "Bookshare Betty Crockers"
have done - cookbooks. Any brave souls considering picking up the textbook
gauntlet?

Let's take Jim and Betsy's note as a call to generate some new ideas and I
will follow up at my end to help you operationalize them.

Scott Rains
Benetech Fellow, Bookshare Volunteer Department
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Hi Chela, Jamie and everyone!

I downloaded and read "No, David" last night.  I'm a sucker for kids books
with those lovely picture descriptions.  All of the picture descriptions
were there.  If not, the book would have been trashed, since the text would
be nothing without the picture descriptions.

Debby

At 03:40 PM 7/29/2010, Chela Robles wrote
>Jamie, no they didn't I didn't see any picture descriptions, sadly! I
>don't think that outsourcers from Africa and such do that sort of thing
>but someone can correct me, I remember reading books that were
>submitted by Digital Divide or something like that. They do a reasonable
job too.
>I'm sure they're not reading this messages but thumbs up to them so far.
>
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>people can relate to, then I think you're on to something. You want the
>sophistication to lie in the purity of the sound, the beauty of the
>arrangements, and the quality of the performances."-Trumpeter Chris
>Botti
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>On 7/29/2010 1:36 PM, Jamie Yates, CPhT wrote:
>>Scott, one of the first books I proofread as a new volunteer was
>>called No, David by David Shannon, where the pictures were highly
>>important because the words No David (which are about the only words
>>in the book) just don't mean anything without the pictures.
>>
>>However, when I just checked, it was replaced by a scan done by Worth
Trust.
>>
>>So I hope they put in the picture descriptions equivalent to the ones
>>I worked so hard on a few years ago.
>>
>>
>>
>>--
>>Jamie in Michigan
>>
>>Currently Reading:  Crossing California by Adam Langer Earn cash for
>>answering trivia questions every 3 hours:
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>>
>>See everything I've read this year at:
>><http://www.michiganrxtech.com/books.html>www.michiganrxtech.com/books
>>.html

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