Thanks, Judy. I can try and do what I can, but I can't keep track of what Bookshare replaces that other volunteers have scanned or validated. That's why it needs to involve many people, who will then be more likely to notice if/when their books are replaced.
However, as I said, even though I never got an official response to my initial post, it may be that Bookshare is trying to be more asiduous in checking before replacing books rated Excellent that are already in the collection. I hope so. Neither Lissi nor myself have seen any of ours lately. So what I would hope is that people would keep an eye out for books that they have done--particularly Excellent ones, as those with lower ratings should be replaced--and mention it when those Excellent books get replaced. If nothing gets mentioned for a while, then I guess it would be safe to conclude that Bookshare is doing what volunteers and members are supposed to do before scanning a book.
Evan----- Original Message ----- From: "Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:23 AMSubject: [bksvol-discuss] Outsourcer replacement of excellent books (was "courtesy")
HI Evan,Bring it up again to VAT. smile. I'm guessing you mentioned it when the group was just getting organized, and it probably got lost in the shuffle. All I can suggest is that you personally champion this problem and keep after the VAT team and Bookshare staff until it gets addressed to your satisfaction. That's what I did with the Word proofreading documentation, as there was very little response for the first week after I asked the VAT team for input. smile.Judy s. (fellow VAT member)By the way, when I raised the issue of outsourcer replacement of existing Excellent rated books in the collection on the Volunteer Advisory Team list, the only one who even responded was Bob. It struck me as very strange at the time that noone else seemed to care about the issue.It's been nearly two months since that incident, and maybe they are now checking the collection before sending books to the outsourcers. I can only hope so anyway. But clearly they are not checking the books being proofread list yet.To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.