I agree Cindy Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and books-being-scanned list available at sites below Wish List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List Books Being Scanned List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List --- On Mon, 3/1/10, Roger Loran Bailey <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx> wrote: > From: Roger Loran Bailey <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: The Hold discussion again. > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Monday, March 1, 2010, 7:59 AM > Actually, I am coming to doubt the > necessity of the hold system at all. As I understand it, > before I came to Bookshare, there was no limit on the number > of books that one might have checked out. That was changed > because it was being abused. That is, someone would check > out books and hold them for very long periods of time > running into years. Okay, a limit of five was established, > but what good does that do if the same books that used to be > hoarded in one's checkout pile was then hoarded in the open > on the public checkout list? The only difference I see is > that they were then in the way when someone was looking for > something to proofread and had to skim through pages of > holds to find one. On the other hand, though, I do see some > reasons that it might be good to hold a book for someone. > Back in August of 2008 I had almost finished proofing a > certain book into which I had put quite a bit of work and I > had a hard drive crash and was out of commission for a > while. I contacted Cindy and asked her to grab that book > when it expired and save it for me, but I think she > contacted Carrie to ask that a hold be put on it for me. > That was a case in which I was glad I could get one held for > me. Another case of a legitimate hold is the case of Carrie > having to return a book to the checkout list for some minor > correction. It is only fair that the proofer who had just > worked on it get a chance to correct it, but all too often > those proofers never bother to pick it up again and it just > sits there with a hold on it. With exceptions like I just > mentioned you would only find an occasional hold on the > checkout list and then only for a little while. As things > stand, though, it seems to me that the abuse that the > limitation on the number of books one may have checked out > was not solved, but just made more public. > > > _ _ _ > > "As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the > world" > Virginia Woolf > > The Militant: > http://www.themilitant.com > Pathfinder Press: > http://www.pathfinderpress.com > Granma International: > http://www.granma.cu/ingles/index.html > ----- Original Message ----- From: "gwen tweedy" <gstweedy@xxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Monday, March 01, 2010 10:33 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: The Hold discussion again. > > > Yeah all the neat books have a name on them and some have > been there practically a month and some much longer. > I realize people have a say on their books which is > wonderful, some people have tuns of books, and there would > be no way they could possibly get to that many books in a > two week time period, and a person who would truly enjoy > proofing a book can't. I understand most folks have > theirpreferences who does their books and that too is > wonderful, but what happens to those who don't have anything > to proof, can't scan for health reasons and truly want to > help bookshare grow the library. > Books just sitting up there in the line, are just sitting > there. > Some have choices because they can scan, some of us, don't > have choices because we have to go with what is up > there for us to choose from, then if they all have > names, and for a month or more, that limits us in what we > can do for Bookshare, and the point is, to get the books in > the library quality wise of course, but in a timely manner > as well. > > ----- Original Message ----- From: robert tweedy > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Monday, March 01, 2010 9:08 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] The Hold discussion again. > > > I am going to give an example of this post and I think > that there should be something done about this hold business > so we can get these books off the check out page if and when > possible. Here's the example and by the way it was submitted > December 10, 2009 so that is more than two weeks. HOLD FOR > LINDA F The Shepherd, The Angel, And Walter The Christmas > Miracle Dog > > 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.