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

Wow, that's exciting news indeed. I always thought that was unfair. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>

To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 4:36 PM
Subject: [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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