[bksvol-discuss] Thanks, Cindy

Thanks, Cindy, for managing these lists for so long.
Your work definitely does not go unappreciated.
Christina

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melissa Smith" <mdsmith25@xxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 10:02 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Announcement: Changes to Wish List and Books 
Being Scanned List


Thanks to Cindy for all of her work on these lists.
I noticed that wishes will remain on the list for 3 months. What will
happen to them after that? Will they go to the outsourcers, or will
there be nothing done with them?
Thanks,

Melissa Smith

On 1/31/2011 8:02 AM, Scott Rains wrote:
> Volunteers,
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> "Grandma" Cindy has been the dynamo behind the Wish List and Books Being 
> Scanned List. Recently she has done a total review 
> of the Wish List and its archives. More than a "one category hero" she is 
> also someone who takes on tough proofreading 
> jobs.
>
> In 2011 one of my top priorities is to rally the resources of Benetech to 
> help veteran volunteers like Cindy excel. 
> Starting today the two lists Cindy has become synonymous with will be managed 
> in-house at Bookshare - and Cindy will be 
> free to tackle the backlog of proofing on her personal wish list! A big Thank 
> You to Cindy from all of us.
>
> Earlier I announced that Collection Development would be thinning out the 
> Wish List at the end of January. The first part 
> of that project has begun with 61 non-fiction books being removed from the 
> Wish List and passed over to our vendors to 
> complete. Attached is that list in both Word and Excel. A second 
> similar-sized group of fiction books will follow shortly. 
> Again, thank you Cindy for the hours you spend making sure we had an 
> exhaustive list to work from for this task.
>
> Over the next several months more automation will be used to maintain the 
> Wish List and Books Being Scanned List. For 
> example, it is now necessary to send an email to one of the following to 
> addresses to get on the list. No one will be 
> scanning this discussion list and automatically adding books as Cindy has 
> done. At the same time, it is still a good idea 
> to mention here which books you are adding to the lists and maybe inspire 
> someone to take it to the next step.
>
> Submit your notices to:
>
> booksbeingscanned@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> wishlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> The Wish List format will be briefer and items will remain on it for 3 
> months. To start we will post the lists every two 
> weeks to the Bookshare Volunteer Discussion List and update the wiki once 
> during February. As we work put the inevitable 
> glitches in the new process posting and updates will become more frequent.
>
> Scott Rains
> Benetech Fellow
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