[bksvol-discuss] Re: Problem submitting books


Evan,

Do you use the Pac Mate Omni BX400 for your display, or a different model? I am interested because that is the model I have although I have not yet tried to use it as a display. So far I am reading books on it.

Sue S.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Evan Reese" <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:41 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Problem submitting books


Oh, forgot to ask what braille display you are using. I use a Pac Mate.

Evan

----- Original Message ----- From: "Regina Alvarado" <regina.alvarado6@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:47 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Problem submitting books


I am beginning to despair. I admit I am not a good proofer and try to stay
to books that I know are excellent scans.  However, with the way the site
seems to work and the fact that more and more books are being placed in the collection by other means and all that is being expected from proofers and
scanners, I just am not certain I want to continue.  I love the idea of
Bookshare, or what it was people helping people, but now for me it has
gotten just way, way too techy. I don't have Open Book or Kurzweil (cannot
afford it nor will my state get it since I don't work for BKS) and I
absolutely know virtually nothing about Word as I do not use it in email or in my regular work doing transcription (have a much easier program taught to
me for that).  I believe BKS has become mostly for sighted dyslexics, and
that is fine if that is what Benetech wants, but I am feeling like I have
been left behind as a volunteer. I want to volunteer and do a good job. I am just afraid I am being asked to work in a program and do things I don't understand. Question: With all the new things we must do (formatting and such), how does anyone validate with a Braillenote or Packmate or has that
gone the way of the dinnasaur too?

Sorry if I sound depressed. I just went through a whole lot of illness in
the last year, and I was so, so glad to be feeling good again and looking
forward to picking this bacvk up.  I just do not think I am techy enough,
and I am deeply saddened by this whole thing.  I can get books to read on
Bard so I will not lack for reading, but I was really enjoying helping in my own very small way (compared to some of you) with this project. I have not
decided if I will continue to try yet, but it looks like I am lost to
Bookshare as of this moment and it brings me to tears. I do not even know once I follow Mary's instructions on fonts how to make it change just what I have highlighted. Off now before I do cry. I will make a decision in the
next couple of days, but right now I feel like a failure.
Reggie

-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Louise
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:11 PM
To: Bookshare Volunteers
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Problem submitting books

I just tried submitting a couple of books and I couldn't get to the category screen. I was stuck both times on the screen where you put title, author,
publisher, copyright information, synopses, etc.  When I try going to the
category screen, nothing happens. Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong or
is it a problem with Bookshare? Help!     Thanks

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