[bksvol-discuss] Re: Proposing the Creation of a Validation Starter Kit

And it's great that now validators get the same $2.50
credit for validating as submitters do for submitting.
Their hard and careful work deserves it. smile

Cindy

--- Lori Castner <loralee.castner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

> Hi, Monica, as a matter of statistics, I have
> validated four books since 
> becoming a volunteer and three of them have needed
> extensive work, as much 
> work as I have performed on the books I have scanned
> and submitted.  It has 
> been good experience for a beginner.
> 
> Cat Lover Lori
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Monica Willyard" <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 9:01 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Proposing the Creation
> of a Validation Starter 
> Kit
> 
> 
> > Hi, Shane. If all submitters were as careful as
> you are, what you're 
> > saying would be true. However, I would say that at
> least 60 percent of the 
> > books I've validated recently have not been
> cleaned up, not even a little. 
> > While we do have several volunteers who diligently
> clean their scans and 
> > proofread them before submission, these people are
> the exception, not the 
> > rule. Until that changes, validation will require
> more work than fixing 
> > minor errors and page numbers. While brand new
> validaters might be 
> > overwhelmed if the kit were sent as soon as they
> sign up, I do think there 
> > is a place for such a kit once a person feels more
> sure of the Bookshare 
> > system. Having practice documents would help them
> learn to spot errors and 
> > learn how to fix them quickly, without pulling
> their hair out. (smile) Who 
> > knows, Maybe a kit like this might show submitters
> how to clean up their 
> > scans before submission. Hey, a girl can hope,
> right?
> >
> > Monica Willyard
> >
> > Shane Christenson wrote:
> >> Hi. I agree. Validating isn't supposed to be an
> intimidating, daunting or 
> >> overwelming task. If a scanner has done his/her
> job well, validation 
> >> should only be a matter of making sure page
> numbers are present, possibly 
> >> removing unnecessary headers, and being able to
> catch a minor 
> >> spelling/scanning error here and there.
> >>
> >> Shane
> >>
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