[bksvol-discuss] Re: Thoughts On Older Books On Step 1

What about going through the download list and resaving all the .ark files as 
.rtf files. Can you do that? Can you reject the .ark files and replace them 
with the .rtf files. If you could, that would be great!

"Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:  Open Book, the company 
who ARC belongs to.

Shelley L. Rhodes M.A., VRT, CTVI
and Judson, guiding golden
juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Alumni Association Board
www.guidedogs.com

More than Any other time, When i hold a beloved book in my hand, my 
limitations fall from me, my spirit is free.
- Helen Keller

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barbara" 
To: 
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 7:47 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Thoughts On Older Books On Step 1


What does OB stand for?

"Shelley L. Rhodes" wrote: Actually with the 
"new" system, if John Glass would be willing, we could do
it.

As now the Administrator can kick back the "worked" on file.

Worth exploring.

Not that I have OB, vut it would make the files finally move faster.

Shelley L. Rhodes M.A., VRT, CTVI
and Judson, guiding golden
juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Alumni Association Board
www.guidedogs.com

More than Any other time, When i hold a beloved book in my hand, my
limitations fall from me, my spirit is free.
- Helen Keller

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barbara"
To:
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 11:49 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Thoughts On Older Books On Step 1


If anyone could download the .ark files and convert them to .rtf files and
release these converted .rtf files, then more of us would be able to
validate them. My problem is that I no way of opening .ark files. Does
anyone know whether Kurzweil has a mechanism for doing these or if I can get
a program to unlock the .ark files? Does the Book Share office have such a
program (if one exists)? If anyone wants me to, I would be happy to speak to
Paul, a technical personal at Kurzweil and speak to him about this problem.
He knows who I am because I have spoken to him a great deal over the years.
Let me know.

Barbara

Grandma Cindy
wrote:
A lot of them are Ark--and then I see that a lot are
Faulkner books, which I think AMy will take, perhaps,
sooner or later when and if she's able to get the
right kind of machinery.

If I see them staying for a long time, maybe I'll take
some when I finish other things and just not do a
careful reading but just check pagination and do a
spell-check. I've done a coupleof books in the past
that people have asked for that I started to read and
gave up on but did the minimum and validated with
spell-check on so I caught some stuff. Interestingly,
they were excellent scans--I didn't find much wrong
other than some formatting where there were charts or
photographs.

Cindy

--- Monica Willyard wrote:

> Elizabeth's messages about the older books on step 1
> got me to look
> at the step 1 page this evening to see what I could
> do to help
> out. Looking at the titles has got me wondering
> about
> something. Many of these books are either
> textbooks, essays, or
> other heavy nonfiction titles. I think most of us
> avoid working on
> books like this. I'm trying to find a solution to
> this problem. Do
> you think it might work to give validaters some sort
> of double credit
> for working on books that are over a year old? Or
> for textbooks
> since that's what many of these titles are? As I
> looked at the
> oldest books, my reaction was a groan because
> validating them would
> be tedious and boring to me. While some of our
> members do enjoy that
> type of material, I don't think I'm alone in my
> feelings. Would
> receiving double credit be an incentive for you
> personally? I'd like
> to know what you all think of my idea because I will
> suggest it to
> John if it has merrit. Does anyone have other ideas
> for encouraging
> people to process our more scholarly titles?
>
>
> "Don't let yesterday use up too much of today!" Will
> Rogers
> Monica Willyard, rhyami@xxxxxxxxx
> Add rhyami to your Skype if you'd like to chat.
>
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