Dear Roger Amy and Booksharian Friends, The PQ books are transferred to Bookshare electronically and aren't hard copy book donations so no scanning or validating is involved. I believe what we get from them is their choice. It's wonderful that bookshare is hanging on to duplicates already in the collection done by volunteers. For example, in children's books, many have descriptions of the illustrations which won't be in the PQ books, or in adult books the format has been tweaked by volunteers so it will appear correctly in braille. Both Pq and Volunteer prepared books are of value. The fact that some publishers donate electronic files of their books is the best ever vote of confidence in Bookshare's integrity from the world of book production. Always with love, Lissi ----- Original Message ----- From: Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 1:37 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Publisher Quality Is it really necessary to scan publisher donated books. Publishers have almost all of their books in electronic format any more and that is transmitted to their printing presses saving on a lot of labor. It seems to me that if a publisher were to donate books to Bookshare then they should be able to transfer them directly to Bookshare electronically. In a message dated 8/1/2008 9:03:01 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, agoldringtajalli@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes: If Random House is donating books, especially Modern Library editions, please think of me when it is time to scan. Modern Library editions include some of the best translations of classics which may be in Bookshare but with other, less definitive, translations. Same is true with some of Penguin Classics. I had hoped to scan some of those specifically because of the translations and the notes therewith. Amy omsm -- It if be now, 'tis not to come, If it be not to come, it will be now, If it be now now, Yet it will come. The readiness is all. Wm. Shakespeare -------------- Original message from "Silvara" <silvara@xxxxxxx>: -------------- > If Random House is also donating books. That's great, but it would be > helpful to get a list of books so that we don't duplicate work. It takes > time and effort to get a book scanned and validated. > *** > Grace > > Join our club and swap paperback books for FREE - PaperBackSwap.com > > http://silvara.paperbackswap.com/profile/index.php > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Cindy" > To: > Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 1:21 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Publisher Quality > > > >I know you're right that the book has been submitted by the publisher. > >Whether or not it's in electronic format I don't know. It's true that it > >does not have to be validated, but people who have downloaded some of those > >books have found extraneous characters and, in some cases, no page > >numbers--possibly no page breaks, but that I can't remember. The bookshare > >staff supposedly is fixing up the books before adding them to the > >collection--I think. Unfortunately, I think they're replacing books that > >volunteers have already scanned and validated in some cases, and in those > >cases they are not better. I keep hoping that they won't replace them but > >will sit alongside them in the collection. Public libraries have more than > >one copy of a book; why can't bookshare? We do have a list of books donated > >by HarperCollins so people can check that list and not scan or validate a > >book on that list, but I think some are being donated by Random House. I > >must ask. > > > > Cindy > > > > > > --- On Wed, 7/30/08, Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx wrote: > > > >> From: Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx > >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Publisher Quality > >> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >> Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 8:52 PM > >> I am just curious about this one. What does publisher > >> quality mean? If I may > >> guess I would think that the book is submitted by the > >> publisher in > >> electronic format and so it does not have to be validated. > >> > >> > >> > >> **************Get fantasy football with free live scoring. > >> Sign up for > >> FanHouse Fantasy Football today. > >> (http://www.fanhouse.com/fantasyaffair?ncid=aolspr00050000000020) > > > > > > > > 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. > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Looking for a car that's sporty, fun and fits in your budget? Read reviews on AOL Autos.