[bksvol-discuss] Re: The Hobbit returns!

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 publisher-quality books that are withdrawn and where a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 The volunteer and publisher copies of The Hobbit were both withdrawn,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
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