roger, This clarifies things a lot. Bookshare simple search operates like the basic keyword search at public and research libraries, essentially searching everything. I have found Bookshare simple search to be highly effective and have had little need for advanced search. Kelly On 3/21/12, Roger Loran Bailey <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx> wrote: > I just checked and The Hobbit is classified as American English. I > located it by using the simple search field found on the main Bookshare > page. Then I wondered what would happen if I used that to look for a > title that I know is in British English. I searched for Nowhere on Earth > by Michael Elder. It came up. Then I searched for the same thing with > the advanced search and left the language at the default of American > English. It did not come up. It appears that if you use the simple > search it will search all languages, but if you use the advanced search > you will get only American English results unless you tell it to search > something other than the default. I suppose that is okay if you remember > to specify the language, but it would make more sense to me if the > default was all languages. And, again, this is only for my curiosity and > has no real use for me, but it would be very nice to be able to just > click one button and find out how many books are in the entire > collection. I thought I was doing that, but it appears that to get that > exact count it is necessary to do a search for each language and then > add them up. > > On 3/21/2012 11:57 AM, Kelly Pierce wrote: >> Carie, >> >> It seems Bookshare is missing operational systems for dealing with >> publisher-quality books that are withdrawn and where a >> volunteer-produced copy exists. Publisher quality submissions >> displace volunteer produced copies. However, it doesn’t seem that an >> organizational mechanism exists to return the volunteer-produced copy >> when the publisher copy is removed. >> >> Might this title have been returned to the collection but classified >> as British English and not be located with the default search, which >> Betsy apparently has decided to be American English only rather than >> all English titles? >> >> Kelly >> >> >> >> >> On 3/21/12, Judy s.<cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: >>> Yay, Carrie! smile. >>> >>> Judy s. >>> >>> On 3/20/2012 5:30 PM, Carrie Karnos wrote: >>>> Hi gang, >>>> >>>> The volunteer and publisher copies of The Hobbit were both withdrawn, >>>> leaving us without the book and bereft. I worked out a way to return >>>> the volunteer copy of the book to the collection, since the publisher >>>> requested that we withdraw their copy. The Hobbit is now safely >>>> ensconced at http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/29782/. >>>> >>>> Thanks for letting me know about this gap in the collection. If there >>>> are any other books that have vanished without being replaced by PQ >>>> books, please let me know. >>>> >>>> Thanks! Carrie >> 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. > > 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.