[bksvol-discuss] Re: bookbooks

    O, indeed yes, Monica, I'm very willing. I need help wherever I can get
it. If you wish to email me off list you can write me at the following email
address kimfri11@xxxxxxxxxxxx I'm thinking we shall work together and yes I
have a Skype account. If you email me, we can exchange particulars and in
general write so we get to know each other a bit. Regards, Kim. 

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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monica Willyard
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 7:10 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: bookbooks


Hi Kim. If it would help you, I'd be happy to work with you on Skype or by
phone to help you learn to scan. It's not quite as easy as your family
thinks. It's also not as hard as you think. (smile) I've never seen anything
either, and I've been scanning for 20 years now. Shhh! Don't tell anyone I'm
that old. (grin) If you like, you can email me off-list at rhyami@xxxxxxxxx
. One of the cool things about this list is that we all help each other
learn about scanning or proofreading. No one here was a perfect scanning
maestro when they started. I like helping people learn to scan, and I like
seeing people become more independent so they can read what they like.
 
Monica Willyard
"The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker
 


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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kim Friedman
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 12:27 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: bookbooks


Hi, Lori, what intimidates me is that I've never had a scanner before and I
don't know the first thing about scanning anything. I have stuff that might
be wider than the scanner's bed. Will the book still scan in that case? When
I got Kurzweil 1000 version 11.0, I called the Tech Support folks and they
helped me set up Kurzweil and I've read some of the manual, but manuals and
me don't get along, I.e., I hear what I'm reading, but whatever knowledge
that is there isn't absorbed by me as it goes right over my head. I am not
the greatest problem solver in the world and have no idea of the questions I
ought to be asking and resolving to scan something. I have family members
who assume that all one does is slap something down on the scanner, it scans
automatically, Kurzweil reads it automatically, and voila! instant images
ready to be read, etc. I'm wondering if it's really all that simple. I've
never seen anything in my life, so have no way to gauge what's occurring.
Let's face it, I'm scared. I know it's irrational and unreasonable, but
there it is. I don't know anybody living nearby who can walk me through
using the thing. That's It pure and simple. I've put something on the
scanner and have apparently had no results due to my total lack of
knowledge, possible non-willingness to persevere, and fear. Regards, Kim the
scannerphobe.  

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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lori Castner
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 6:21 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: bookbooks


Kim what intimidates you about the cannon scanner?  My husband uses one and
has had very good luck.
 
Lori C.
 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Kim  <mailto:kimfri11@xxxxxxxxxxx> Friedman 
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 12:15 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: bookbooks

Hi, Monica, if you are interested The Cake Bible is in the NLS program.  In
fact, I got the recording and duplicated it for my personal use. Rose Levy
Beranbaum has other cookbooks and one of them is The Pastry Bible. I think
her books may be tough because her ingredients lists are written using
weight measurements as well as the cups and spoons measurements we're used
to. Along with that, she uses sidebars which have commentary. I imagine
there are a lot of illustrations in her books. I have heard of Taste of
Home, but haven't read the magazines they produce. I'm getting Bon Appétit
and I used to get Gourmet. I have found some neat cookbooks. I've got some
cookbooks in print that I'd definitely love to see in the Bookshare
collection. I have a Canon LIDE90 scanner but am unsure and intimidated
about using it. It's a flatbed scanner and is longer than it is wide. It's
sitting there on my desk and is plugged into the computer with a USB cable.
Anyhow, thanks for writing back. Regards, Kim.

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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monica Willyard
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 4:31 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: bookbooks


Kim, you and I have similar interests in cookbooks. (smile) I'd like to see
the list of cookbooks you'd like to have access to. I can help with scanning
if they are at my library. I also have just been given a stack of cookbooks
today, and I'll work on adding those too. Many of them are from Better Homes
and Gardens or Taste Of Home. I don't know how well they'll scan. The Taste
Of Home books seem to be doing well so far. The Better Homes and Gardens
books are thinner but are also done in columns. I'll tackle one soon and see
how well it works out.
 
I did send a book called The Cake Bible to the Bookshare office with the
hope that Carrie's proofreaders could work on it. I don't know if they are
able to process it though. I hope so because there are a lot of good cake
recipes in there. My mom used to read it to me.
 
Monica Willyard
"The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker
 


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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kim Friedman
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 3:08 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: bookbooks


Hi, Monica, I thank you for your message. This stuff, needless to say, is
unknown territory to me. The stuff I found on amazon.com vary in date, but
I'll bet you some of them are definitely of recent vintage (not sure
though). I thought these would be a change from the usual Weight Watcher
stuff of which Bookshare seems to have a great amount. I like ethnic
cookbooks and seem to be gravitating to cookbooks about desserts and baking,
if only for making me imagine how those desserts might taste. (I'm getting
hungry just thinking about this stuff.) I am not saying there shouldn't be
books on health, diet, and nutrition, but I lean towards the straight
cookbook that concerns itself with what people eat in a particular cuisine,
how to get the ingredients, cooking methods, history of cooking in that
cuisine, and (I hope) lovely delicious recipe instructions that make me wish
I were eating what I'm reading about. Would anybody like me to go into
amazon.com and I can send the names of cookbooks that I'm interested in
seeing at bookshare, both the ones on my shopping cart (to be bought later)
and those on my wish list? I think if anyone is interested in this I should
send the lists directly to interested parties on the Bookshare volunteer
discussion list. Also they might write me off list so nobody gets in
trouble. Regards, Kim.   <mailto:.bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
ksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monica Willyard
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 11:36 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: bookbooks


Hi Kim and Jamie. For what it's worth, I've found that many cookbooks from
the 80s and early 90s scan better than brand new cookbooks. I think that's
because they were using computers with more standard fonts, and they tend to
use real fractions instead of the half symbol in ingredient lists. Cookbooks
from the 60s, on the other hand, don't scan so well because they often use a
font that is sort of decorative or like handwriting, and the paper has
yellowed. The Frugal Gourmet books from the late 80s scanned very well. I
wish I still had them to submit. I scanned them back when I was using DOS
when I scanned them in 1991, and they were almost flawless. I couldn't
convert them when I started using Windows, and that means scanning them from
scratch. I got them from my local library. That means I can get them again.
I just need some vacation time to do more scanning. The Frugal Gourmet Cooks
With Wine is my favorite in that series. Oh no! Now I've made myself hungry
from thinking about the Italian gravy recipe in that book. 
 
Monica Willyard
"The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker
 


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