[bksvol-discuss] Re: The hold discussion

Robert;

Well, you need to know what you are commenting on, then.  And, yes, I feel I 
have a right to be offended.  Over the past year I have invested all of my fun 
money in buying books to add that I want to read that were requested and no one 
was doing.  Proofreading is my fun and I actually prefer it to reading.  The 
policy was softened after feedback about the brief period so that those of us 
with extenuating circumstances can still work on the books we bought or dealt 
with library systems as well as series partnerships.  I have worked with a few 
excellent scanners who I have sent books to or I do them as their library gets 
them and some times they come in waves.  I may not have any for a month and 
then 6 in a week.  I still think since I bought them for the specific purpose 
of adding them I should be able to proof them.  

I will try to refrain from looking at new wishlist items and help the few 
people I have already promised books to and just do mine from here out.  

Valerie


On Mar 1, 2010, at 12:47 PM, robert tweedy wrote:

> I didn't read the message below yours and there is no reason to be offended. 
> I just brought it up for discussion due to the book way back in December and 
> yes I respect the honor system. I am going by what the policy came into being 
> back in January, maybe the proof reader had a problem or just forgot about 
> the book.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Valerie Maples" <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, March 01, 2010 12:21 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: The hold discussion
> 
> 
> Robert;
> 
> I was replying to Tracy who said she had poached books in the past.  Again, 
> Carrie said she would retain holds on agreement of the scanner and 
> proofreader.  In my case, sometimes getting my books shipped back to me can 
> take a while for me to have the text to proof from.
> 
> I guess I will just quit lending my eyes and only do "my" books that I have 
> bought or requested if people are going to be so nasty about respecting holds 
> or understanding why some of us want to volunteer instead of free reading.  I 
> will quit buying books on my series I am supplying if there is going to be so 
> much dissension on whether I can proof books I spent our limited funds on to 
> add to the collection.
> 
> Y'all sure do know how to ruin a good thing!
> 
> Valerie
> 
> 
> On Mar 1, 2010, at 11:53 AM, robert tweedy wrote:
> 
>> Valerie remember if a person's name is on a book it's theirs. If it is two 
>> weeks, then that is what it should be or what ever the staff decide.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Valerie Maples" <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Monday, March 01, 2010 11:39 AM
>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: The hold discussion
>> 
>> 
>> Please don't poach mine (hold for Valerie or Valerie Maples)!  I spent lots 
>> of money buying books just so I could scan or proof.  i do not read 
>> anything; just proof and try to help out when people need sight on some 
>> books so sometimes my own requests are there longer than others.
>> 
>> Please ask before poaching; that really is unkind to those of us who have 
>> invested our own money to add books we want to read who never check out, 
>> only volunteer!
>> 
>> Valerie
>> 
>> 
>> On Mar 1, 2010, at 10:17 AM, Tracy Carcione wrote:
>> 
>>> And, frankly, if something has had a "hold for" for several months, and
>>> I'm really interested, I might poach.
>> 
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