I would love to receive double credit for validating textbooks. When I validate anything, I usually read every word and this is a really tedious process. In the end, I am getting quite an education. I would happy to validate all the older books on literary criticism if I could get more credit for doing so. Barbara Jill O'Connell <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: I don't feel that it is necessary to validate every book just because it is on the list. I have the feeling that a lot of these textbooks may be changed every year; this and the fact that they are difficult to find make me unwilling to tackle them. I would rather see books on the list for over a year simply removed and held in a special list as are books needing a rescan just in case someone decides to validate them, but this way the list would be kept shorter. If I saw a textbook on the wish list, that would be a different matter, but I much prefer validating a book when I have a copy of it to refer to. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Monica Willyard" To: Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 3:36 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Thoughts On Older Books On Step 1 > 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. > 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. > > > > -- > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG. Version: 7.5.467 / Virus Database: 269.7.1/805 - Release > Date: 5/15/2007 10:47 AM > > 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.