[bksvol-discuss] Re: feedback for the manual

I would say that is an excellent evaluation of the situation.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lori Castner" <loralee.castner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Okay, am I confused or not about this thread.

If I download a book to validate it, I am going to look for page breaks and for page numbers. If both are there, and if the page numbers are in consecutive order, then I am going to assume logically that all is correct.

If on the other hand, I do not find page breaks 90 percent of the time then I am going to reject the book. This situation of a missing page break would be identified if there is a page number at the top of a page but no page break before it or a page number at the bottom of the page with no page break after it.

If I find page breaks and page numbers, but the page numbers are out of sequence, some are missing, then I may need to reject the book, upload it for someone else to look athwho can compare it with the print book, or ask some questions on this list.

But if I see page breaks and sequential page numbers than I have to assume that they match the print pages.

I'm fairly new to volunteering, so am I missing something here!

Lori Castner

----- Original Message ----- From: "Nan Hawthorne" <hathorn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Huh?  Then how does one correct it?

Nan

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Jill O'Connell
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 1:38 PM
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In my opinion, you don't.
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Question:  how do you know whether the page breaks and page numbers are
correct if you aren't comparing the download to the print copy?

Nan

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Grandma Cindy
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 1:08 AM
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Mayrie,

I think you steps are excellent, only I do them in a
different order. If one reads the book correcting as
one goes, then the first six items on your list are
done while doing the last two, i.e., reading and
enjoying oneself. When I've finished, I do a final
spell-check and, like someone else mentioned, I
usually find a scanno I've missed; and I do a final
page-number check. I've found that sometimes I get so
involved in the story that I've forgotten to put in a
page break or page number or repeated the number.
smile

Cindy

--- Mayrie ReNae <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Nan,

         I noticed your message when you posted it,
and have been
pondering it.  When I started volunteering for
BookShare, I almost
made for myself the kind of check list that you are
talking
about.  Early on, I always felt as though I had
forgotten to do
something.  So, I'll give you a list of the things
that I try to do
with a book to make sure that it is in the best
shape that I know how
to make it.  It is likely that others will either
add to, or subtract
from this list.  I'll try to be concise, as a check
list should
be.  If you would like more detailed instructions
for any of the
steps, just ask.  I'm absolutely positive that folks
will help
you.  They did me.  The order in which you do things
is completely up
to you.  This is just an idea.  I hope that perhaps
it will help you
a little.  Now, watch, I'll forget to put something
on the list, just
as I am always afraid that I'll leave some step
undone. My list will be below.

Peace,
Mayrie

Check that all copyright information is present and
legible.
Check that all pages of the book are present.
Remove headers.
Protect page numbers.
Protect chapter titles.
Seek out common scanning errors and correct them.
Do some sort of spell check.
Sit back and read, fixing as you go anything wrong
that any of these
steps missed.
Enjoy yourself!!!

At 06:46 AM 8/16/2007, you wrote:
>Something I would find quite hellpful is some sort
of checklist for
>validation.. something easy to refer to.  I am sure
that would be helpful
>for scanners as well.  There is nothing wrong with
how this is presented in
>the manual now, but offering it in an extra neat
little package would be
>wonderful.
>
>Nan
>
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