Yes, I'd like to see how many times a book has been downloaded. It would help me determine what books to look for at used book sales. The other thing I'd like is to see a list of all the books that are not copyrighted, those books that are available to sighted people. Carrie vining@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: I'd like to see that too. And I wish there was some way of seeing how many times particular books are downloaded. Joanie ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marissa Mika" To: Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 4:09 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: bibliographies Hi E., I think your idea for the bibliographies is a wonderful one. Do people have similar theme lists they're working with that they'd like to contribute? Definitely something we should consider formalizing and putting on the website. I'll be sure to copy this email out and put a star on it that says "hey, new person, follow up on this, because it's cool!" Sarah, I can give you a category count but I can't give you a more specific topic count. Would you find it interesting if I showed you some numbers about how the category counts have changed since we first launched? Best, Marissa -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sarah Van Oosterwijck Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 3:49 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: submitted 43 books today I love your idea! Just yesterday or the day before I was talking about how interesting it would be if someone did some work to find out what topics bookshare has a lot of books about, and then check to see how well a person could do using bookshare to do some hypothetical research assignments. For some reason the word "bibliographies" didn't pop in to my mind, but that is exactly what would be useful. Not that I would wish to do anything but a strictly hypothetical research project. :-) Well, maybe the research itself could be real, but the paper that is supposed to result would never be produced. LOL Sarah Van Oosterwijck http://home.earthlink.net/~netentity ----- Original Message ----- From: "E." To: Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 2:05 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: submitted 43 books today > Here is an idea for bookshare. We can have a place where a list of > bibliographies are stored. For instance, there can be a list of books on > the holocust, and lists for other topics or themes. I have begun to put > together a few tentative lists, one on non-western religion, for instance, > and another on history themes. Ones which immediately spring to mind are > books about the Civil War, the American Revolution and such. These lists > might be valuable to students. The one about the Civil War could include > histories, plus fiction about the war. > > The lists of nominees and winners of various prizes could also be kept in > the bibliography section of bookshare. We might be able to get grants to > create books about particular subjects. By the way, what about the idea of > scanning a few books on grant writing for those of us inclined to learn the > art. > > E. > > > > > -- > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. > Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.11.6 - Release Date: 5/6/2005 > > -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.11.6 - Release Date: 5/6/2005 --------------------------------- Yahoo! Mail Mobile Take Yahoo! Mail with you! Check email on your mobile phone.