I am cc-ing this directly to Claire, especially about the 2nd topic. Ann, the NIMAC concept is good, but I know you read all the email about it and read that Jim F. came on himself to address this. He said that in their negotiations with NIMAC, that was a point he had to give away to get other aspects. The dreaded politics... What is Common Sense to many often has no bearing in Business. We can't have NIMAC for blind parents bec NIMAC funding is for school kids. To let Bookshare have it the NIMAC restrictions reps had to hold I guess. Bummer for blind parents, and leads to scanning duplications. Yup. Stupid in our eyes, but so is lots of bureaucracy and government restrictions. Re: Dan's comments about Acorna's books not in braille format, (I want them too) that was explained that the Publisher's Quality books were only Daisy at the moment and the engineers were working on a conversion program to get them into .brf. My last night question related to these was that members have said there aren't page breaks, they are .txt formats, which BS no longer accepts, and why list them when we can't *all* access them yet, and when braille access is available, will they be relisted as new books? Liz in Portland, with several hours to SCAN today, yahoo!!! Liz Halperin Portland, OR lizzersagain@xxxxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ann Parsons Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 4:34 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Books being scanned list Hi all, <smiling> This brings up an interesting question. If Jamie scans copies of text books which are in the collection from NIMAC, that will, if the books are accepted, allow everyone to read them. Why not just give access to NIMAC books to people who want it? I think this proves how much people need access to these books. If scanners are prepared to rescan NIMAC books, that's a real comment on access. It sort of reminds me of the old song from The Fantastics. "Why did the kids pour jam on the cat, Raspberry jam all over the cat, Why did the kids pour jam on the cat, Because we said no!" I don't think I need say anything else. Ann P. -- Ann K. Parsons Portal Tutoring EMAIL: akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx http://www.portaltutoring.info "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost." Email services provided by the System Access Mobile Network. Visit www.serotek.com to learn more about accessibility anywhere. 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.