Amy, There aren't usually two validators. Hopefully, and ideally, the person who scans will pre-validate. Then someone else takes the book from the download list and validates it. If that sense there are two validators, but once a person takes a book from the download list and validates it, he/she either rejects it as being irreparable or approves and uploads it. All Gustavo does in the approval process, as I understand it, is check to see that the copyright and author and title stuff is correct. He doesn't even check to see that all the pages are there. The validator is supposed to do that. Cindy --- Amy Goldring Tajalli <agoldringtajalli@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Pratik, > > Is one of those books in your box Browning's > translation of The Diary of Lady Murasaki ? That > was next in my plans and since I can work on Genji > after someone else. It takes 2 validators doesn't > it and do they work simultaneously or consecutively? > I would love to do it but I did notice I had some > problems that I did not know how to correct - I > rescanned one page 4 times. I guess I can do both > since I gather it will take time but I don't want to > lose the opportunity of scanning while I have the > Kurzweil. In addition to the Diary I have Liza > Dalby's novel, The Tale of Murasaki. I know it is > modern but I thought it might be worth the > effort.Both are spineless so they will be easy to > scan. I also have the Complete Kipling verse > already scanned but I wanted to "scan" it so that > the sighted readers will see the versification. > Luckily I had not gotten far in correcting it as I > will have to replace all the tabs with spaces. I > don't know how some of you manage so many books. > > Amy > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Pratik Patel > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 11:16 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Kurzweil scan to RTF > file? > > > Aimy, > > any time you use kurzweil to scan, I would > recommend that you save your file in its native > format, which is .kes. When you ultimately upload > to Bookshare, you can always convert your files to > .rtf. The .kes format have some excellent > advantages. One of those advantages is to allow you > to define your own page numbers. This means that > you can tell Kurzweil 1000 where the actual start of > the book is. This features is known as "operator > defined page numbers." You can find it in the > Navigation menu (alt+v). Let's say for example, > that Genji book you're currently working on starts > 30 pages into the actual scan. You should go to the > actual page where the book numbering begins. Page > 1, for instance. Go to the Navigation menu (alt+v) > and arrow down to get to "operator defined page > numbers." Hit enter on this menu item. Kurzweil > will ask you to put in a number. type 1 here and > press enter. From now on, Kurzweil will announce > the pages in the correct sequence. Any pages before > this point are announced as preliminary numbers. So > it could be, preliminary 1, preliminary 2, > preliminary 3 and so on until you get to preliminary > 30. Then you go to page one, the number where you > actually begin the book or page numbering. > > And Aimy, Thanks for keeping the blank pages. We > recommend that all blank pages be kept in order to > allow Bookshare tools to take advantage of page > numbering capabilities. > > Regards, > > Pratik > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On > Behalf Of Amy Goldring Tajalli > Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 2:35 PM > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Kurzweil scan to RTF > file? > > > Hi Pratik, > > I kept the blank pages so that the pagination > would be as close to the original as possible. > Since the pre-text pages are in roman numerals which > Kurzweil apparently cannot read, the final scan is > reminiscent of the difference between third age and > shire reckoning except that instead of subjractin > 1600 you add 30 to the text pagination. The blanks > keep me honest. I just have to remember to reset > the settings every time I go to Genji. > > Amy > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Pratik Patel > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 7:33 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Kurzweil scan to > RTF file? > > > That reminds me that I have a whole stack of > Genji books sitting somewhere in a box, packed away > for the day when I'll get to buy a large house. I'm > sure they'll eventually make it into the collection. > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On > Behalf Of Kellie Hartmann > Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 6:34 PM > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Kurzweil scan to > RTF file? > > > Hi Amy, > Regarding your Genji project, > 1. The pages with just a couple of letters may > be blank pages, or they may be pages that contain > things that scanning software cannot interpret. That > might include maps, charts, pictures, Japanese > characters, or any number of other visual features. > Unfortunately at this point there really isn't a way > to incorporate the sketches into the Bookshare > files--right now the system is handling text only. > I hope this is helpful and not too > disappointing, and if you need more Kurzweil tips > don't hesitate to ask, > Kellie > > P.S. It's neat that you are adding this cultural > classic to Bookshare's collection. One of the > neatest things about Bookshare is the way it opens > up opportunities to explore literature from other > cultures that might not otherwise come to our > notice. > Kellie __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! 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