Hi, Cindy. I think we have an active validating community because of what I see in the admin queue. Of course, we always do need more validaters. I think, in the case of these older books, that they haven't been validated due to format and subject matter. I can only share where I am in validating at the moment. I have validated 16 books in the past month, and I have scanned 7 books while validating. I used to agonize over fixing up the more obscure books and textbooks because I wanted people to get their credit for scanning. I'm burned out on those books and promised myself a summer vacation of only working on books that I genuinely want to read. I still care about submitter's getting their credit, but I just can't standto read a lot of serious nonfiction right now. I'm hoping that taking the summer off will help me feel more like working on these kinds of books again. I feel like when you've had too much of a food you don't like for a long time so that where you tolerated it for awhile, now it makes you want to just leave the table. If some of the Openbook formatted books are still there in September, I will validate them. I don't really like this burned out feeling and wish I felt more like doing the work because these submitter's cared enough to scan these books. Maybe others are feeling this way too, or maybe I'm the only one. That's where I am and how I see things though.
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