Scott, How long has the site been on Facebook? Could be more interest from friends of friends that never heard about it before? I found out about Bookshare school the S.D. public schools. They started handing out fliers about Bookshare for the past year or so for learning-disability children. Just a couple of ideas, Pam ________________________________ From: Scott Rains <scottr@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Mon, November 15, 2010 11:54:59 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Puzzled about all our new vounteer requests Hi team, Rick and I have been trying to understand why there has been a sudden influx of volunteers wanting to do scanning and proofreading for Bookshare. I can't account for it due to any campaigns we have going from this end. Are any of you aware of any possible contributing factors? Here is some of the trend data: Recent monthly totals of signups: July 38 Aug 28 Sep 35 Oct 42 Signups for Nov, just thru Nov 15: 53! It began around Tue Nov. 9th. Features of the current campaign that are atypical of signups over recent months: 1) over the past week we have averaged >5 signups per day (39 total): This is 3-4x the usual rate. 2) almost all new signups are <not> members Scott Rains Benetech Fellow, Bookshare Volunteer Department ________________________________________ 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.