[bksvol-discuss] Re: Is There a Bookshare Newsletter? wasrevisiting Hold For

And many are using the braille. I use the LP and braille, mostly braille.
Liz in PDX

Liz Halperin
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I am also interested in such numbers and if this information is available, I
would like to know how many users depend on the resulting print, either
regular or magnified.  Jill

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        Thank you for the suggestions.  Some of these stats may be included
in the newsletter.  G. 
        
          
        
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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."
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        Dear Booksharian Friends,
        
        It will be fun seeing what will be in a new newsletter. It will be
our first 
        update since Jim Fruchterman put us in the loop last November. That
was a 
        memorable evening thanks to Jim's interest in keeping Booksharians
appraised 
        of Bookshare's goals and activities and Friends of Bookshare's
initiative in 
        providing responsibly monitored chat rooms with top level guests and

        engaging programs and activities.
        
        The staff already knows I'm curious about how many books were in the

        collection at the end of December 31, 2007. In some contexts I
really enjoy 
        knowing how many there were or are of this and that.
        
        Here are some other number questions I'd like to see answered in a 
        newsletter or in a post to these lists.
        
        1. How many new books were added in 2007?
        2. How many BSOs were approved in 2007?
        3. May we have an update on the fascinating breakdown of how many
books are 
        in each category displayed on the home page of The Friends of
Bookshare 
        site?
        4. How many people currently subscribe to the volunteer list? the
Discuss 
        list?
        5. How many volunteers are currently registered with Bookshare?
        6. How many volunteers were active in 2007, submitting or validating
at 
        least 1 book which was approved?
        7.What was the total membership at Bookshare at the end of 2007?
        8. How many new members signed up in 2007?
        9. How many people had earned their full membership when they joined
or 
        renewed their membership in Bookshare through volunteering?
        10. How many books in the collection were downloaded by members in
2007?
        11. What percentage of the total collection is rated excellent, good
and 
        fair?
        
        I don't need to know the answers to any of the above questions. I'm
not 
        investigating or trying to make any point. I just enjoy those kinds
of 
        statistics. If I never learn the answers to any of my numbers
questions, 
        I'll happily continue volunteering as I'm doing, but I'd keep
wondering. 
        Does anyone else like knowing this kind of information?
        
        Always with love,
        
        Lissi
        
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        From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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        >
        > Hi Allison,
        >
        > Who is working on creating a newsletter?  You say "we".  Are you
on the
        > advisory committee or what?  Just wondering.  <smile>
        > Sue S.
        >
        > ----- Original Message ----- 
        > From: "Allison Hilliker" <bookshare_girl@xxxxxxx>
        > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
        > Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 12:34 PM
        > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Is There a Bookshare Newsletter? 
        > wasrevisiting
        > Hold For
        >
        >
        > Hi,
        >
        > We're working on creating a brand new newsletter.
        >
        > Best,
        > Allison
        > ----- Original Message ----- 
        > From: "Lori Castner" <loralee.castner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
        > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
        > Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 10:41 AM
        > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Is There a Bookshare Newsletter? 
        > wasrevisiting
        > Hold For
        >
        >
        >> Hi, is there a regularly distributed bookshare newsletter?  We do
not
        >> receive one.
        >>
        >> Cat Lover Lori
        >>
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        >> From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
        >> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
        >> Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 5:02 PM
        >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: revisiting Hold For
        >>
        >>
        >>>I think when the next newsletter that goes out to
        >>> everyone that there should be a paragraph about
        >>> respecting Holds--why they're there and to respect
        >>> them.
        >>>
        >>> Maybe Claire will tell you who the validator was.
        >>>
        >>> G.Cindy
        >>>
        >>>
        >>> --- solsticesinger <solsticesinger25@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
        >>>
        >>>> Hi, all.
        >>>>
        >>>> I feel like a broken record, because I'm about to
        >>>> revisit a topic we've
        >>>> talked into the ground, and then some.
        >>>>
        >>>> There were four books with "hold for Shannon Dyer"
        >>>> on step one. Suddenly,
        >>>> there was only one. So, I went searching for the
        >>>> missing three, and where
        >>>> did I find them? In the admin queue, one of them
        >>>> with the "hold for" still
        >>>> in the title.
        >>>>
        >>>> Before checking the books in processing page, I
        >>>> contacted Nat Barrett, the
        >>>> submitter, to see if, for some reason, she might
        >>>> have taken them back. She
        >>>> said that she hadn't, and expressed displeasure that
        >>>> someone would blatantly
        >>>> ignore a hold for.
        >>>>
        >>>> I really do not understand the need certain
        >>>> validators have to take books
        >>>> that are specifically held for another person. I
        >>>> don't take books with other
        >>>> people's names on them, so, why do people take books
        >>>> that are being held for
        >>>> me? There are plenty of validation choices out
        >>>> there, without taking what is
        >>>> being held for someone else.
        >>>>
        >>>> Does anyone hear me, or, am I preaching to the
        >>>> choir? Lol.
        >>>>
        >>>> Shannon
        >>>> We are wise, not because we are women, but because
        >>>> we seek wisdom.
        >>>>
        >>>>
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        >>>>
        >>>
        >>>
        >>> WISH LIST (called Requested Additions To The Bookshare
Collection)is
        >>> available at
        >>> http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/Book_Requests.htm
<http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/Book_Requests.htm> 
        >>> http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/
<http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/> 
        >>> http://studentpages.alma.edu/~07jmyate/book_requests.htm
<http://studentpages.alma.edu/~07jmyate/book_requests.htm> 
        >>>
        >>> www.jbrownell.com for miscellaneous and useful threads
        >>>
        >>>
        >>>
        >>>
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