But it doesn't help to scan and/or validate more books if they don't get approved and into the collection. Perhaps the 50 books added the other day were after I counted the 153 in the queue, but that still leaves 103. I haven't checked today. I wish that rule about having to use employees sisn't exist, or that they could hire some of us for $1 a year. smile Cindy --- Jake Brownell <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi again Elizabeth, > Yes, getting more people involved is a big goal > for 2006 I think at > least. That not only means more volunteers, but more > subscribing members. > > More goals will come down as the year > progresses, but BookShare I think > is finding that we need more folks willing to > volunteer so that we can keep > our numbers increasing at a steady pace, but the > quality improving as well. > > There is a fine line between numbers and quality. If > a book is in overall > great shape, the thought is to not bother attempting > to improve it that last > little bit, but to improve a book that drastically > needs it. This will keep > the numbers going up at a small sacrifice of > quality. > > Schools in particular want to see that we can > provide high quality books. > Having BookShare introduced to students is probably > a good thing as they > will then be familiar with it for the rest of their > lives. The catch of > course is to make a good impression. > > Okay, I'm done with this long post *grin* just > thought I'd throw some > thoughts out there. > > Jake > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2006 11:26 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Number of books > > > > Sounds like a huge job. I wonder if some spin off > possibilities exist > > here. For instance, it may be good to think about > having some volunteer > > bookshare outreaching in a more systematic form. > I am suggesting this as > > just the beginnings of an idea rather than a fully > thought out plan. > > > > E. > > > > 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. > > > > > > > > -- > > No virus found in this incoming message. > > Checked by AVG Free Edition. > > Version: 7.1.371 / Virus Database: 267.14.15/223 - > Release Date: 1/6/2006 > > > > > > 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. > > __________________________________________ Yahoo! DSL ? Something to write home about. Just $16.99/mo. or less. dsl.yahoo.com 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.