Kudos, Mickey. Yes, the scanner deserves great credit, but so do you for validating an encyclopedia--especially since you're doing the index, too. I admit I leave those and bibliographies, now, just putting in a note that I'll get the book and fix them if needed. Usually they're workable. But I had to chuckle at the comment you made that you thought you'd be a good person to do it because you're old enough to recognize some of the names--but apparently you're not old enough to know that Erle Stanley Gardner wrote the Perry Mason mysteries. smile Although I admit I don't remember them being on the radio--but I might have been too young myself to listen to them. I was allowed to listen to the comedies, and Lux Radio Theater, though, and the Saturday morning programs. Cindy --- mickey <micka@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi, List. > > Now, I'll admit I'm nothing if not totally anal. > I'm a proofreader by > profession, and read everything in sight. I normally > read any book I > validate, but the book I'm reading now really points > up the value of reading > books before circulating. > > The book is On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time > Radio. The book ended > up as 840 pages long, and I'd assume by the size it > was a big one. > Definitely had to build muscles to scan that puppy! > > I learned things like the well-known author Erie > Stanley Gardner wrote the > Perry Mason material. Then there was the comedy > team, George Burns and > Grade Allen. The spell-checker choked on all the > names. And the poor > scanner thought 1945-49 or anything of that type > should be written 1945^9. > > I believe that it is close to 50 sides on cassette > from NLS. Now I'm > working on the Index, should be done tomorrow. > > Are there really people who think we do this just > for the credit? I figured > I'd be the perfect person to do this, because I'm > old enough to remember > many of the names. But just a spellcheck would never > work. > > Kudos to the person who had the patience to scan > this book. Now I'll go take > it off my wishlist from NLS. > > Thanks. > > Mickey > > 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. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.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.