[bksvol-discuss] Validating Books To Be Discussed October 4, 2007

  • From: "Pat Price" <patlprice@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 02:09:48 -0400

        Getting books into the Bookshare collection is a challenging but
extremely rewarding process for many volunteers. It involves scanning a book
and then validating or proof reading it. Volunteers can scan only, validate
only, or scan and validate books scanned by others. In other words
volunteers cannot validate any book they have scanned.

The process is outlined by guidelines set out in the recently released
Volunteer Manual. These, of course, are admittedly guidelines and leaves the
specific details of how to meet the requirement to the expertise and
discretion of the volunteer. Consequently, there are a variety of methods
that accomplish both tasks well.

On Thursday, October 4, attention will be directed to the validating
process. Louise Gourdoux, both a scanner and a validator,  will begin by
sharing some valuable tips she has learned from the many years she has
volunteered for Bookshare. It is then hoped that other experienced
validators will join the discussion by sharing their methods and helpful

This meeting will be of particular interest to new validators or to those
who want to improve the way they validate books.

Join us for a two-hour session beginning at 5:00 p.m. PDT, 8:00 p.m. Edt, in
the Friends of Bookshare community room at:


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