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 > >> > > 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. > > > > 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.