[bksvol-discuss] Re: Old Books

Amen, The only time I hesitate to scan an old book is if the information in it is vastly out of date, for example books on space exploration published in the 1960s for example, would not be very accurate by todays standards. However, I have found at least for handicrafts books, that frankly sometimes those older books are the better books, the craft hasn't changed, the tools to do the craft haven't changed, but the layout and presentations have and they can be downright difficult to enjoy. So here here for older books.


I do love my nonfiction though so will continue to add the new books if the topic fascinates me, and I figure if someone is doing the research they will decide whether the information is relevant or not.


Shelley L. Rhodes, M.A., VRT
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Ilene Sirocca" <ilenesia@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Old Books


Regarding Mickey's comment that books' being old doesn't make them bad: Not onlydo I agree, but I make it my business to find old books to scan and submit. I like to share books that I read when I was a child or books that were made into classic movies. Not everyone will remember the same favorites, and it's fun to make them accessible to Bookshare users. It's great to have the newest bestsellers, but we know that the in-house Bookshare people process a lot of those, and many volunteers also decide to obtain them. And old books often have lovely margins too.

So let's hear it for old books as well as new. A good book never loses its charm.

Regards,

Ilene

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