[bksvol-discuss] Re: Jake's List: Books added to collection as of April 25

Hi Katie,

Did you send a copy of this to
gustavo.g@xxxxxxxxxxxx
?????
Sue S.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kaitlyn" <kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 10:49 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Jake's List: Books added to collection as of
April 25


> HI Cindy and Gustavo,
>
> Working as a file librarian for a number of years starting with the oldest
> first to me is the only way to process these. IT is mentioned in this
email
> about appreciating new books being available in a timely manner but those
> books that have been on the list for a long time were once new books. IT
is
> only my humble opinion but unless there is some unexpected reason or
request
> it would be nice for everyone out here to see those older submissions
> approved and added. As Cindy hinted toward, we have some volunteers out
here
> that are about to find other groups to volunteer with and seeing a first
in,
> first out approval process can be a real motivator.
>
>
>
> Katie Hill
> You can learn a lot if you are humble enough to listen.
> Lynn Lewis Warren
> Email: Kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robin Mandell
> Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 5:30 AM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Jake's List: Books added to collection as of
> April 25
>
> Question:
>
> A lot of people address question to the bookshare staff through the medium
> of this list. Do they read it? And, even if they do, I doubt they can keep
> up on a daily basis.
>
> A comment about the books which were added to the collection yesterday. I
> know a lot  of people are probably frustrated that books which have  been
> languishing ont he queue haven't been added, but I personally was pleased
> to see that a lot of current books were added to the collection. This is
> very important. Access to current books is something blind people did not
> have before the  advent of electronic media.
>
> At 02:37 AM 26/04/2006, you wrote:
> >Below are the books listed on Jake's site as having
> >been added to the collection since Elect Mr.
> >Robinson--presumably added April 25.
> >
> >The only two that were on my Administration Queue list
> >  are the first two. I assume, therefore, that those
> >books were validated and uploaded since the last
> >Marissa's List publication and by people who don't
> >subscribe to this list or post on what they're working
> >on on this list.
> >
> >Gustavo, I think it would really make volunteers feel
> >a lot better about the work they're doing if you could
> >somehow  approve from the beginning of the list, the
> >books that have been sitting on it the longest,
> >instead of the more recent books. At the rate people
> >keep validating and uploading books for approval,
> >neither you nor John will get to the books that have
> >been sitting in the queue for a long time. Is there
> >any way that can be done? Some people, excellent
> >volunteers, are getting discouraged and talking of
> >dropping out, and it would be a shame to lose them.
> >
> >Cindy
> >
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