[bksvol-discuss] Re: gaps in the collection

I knowthere have been sports figure biographies added recently hough they may 
be at the young adult level. Is the new books added site working properly these 
days?

Cindy
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--- On Tue, 2/24/09, Homme, James <james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Homme, James <james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: gaps in the collection
> To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 3:23 AM
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> Hi, 
> Last time I looked,
> the sports arena was extremely slanted toward horses. We
> need some classic biographies of pro sports people. I
> don’t read a lot in that
>  area, or I’d be better at steering the request in
> the right direction. 
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> Thanks. 
>    
> Jim 
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> From:
> bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of Carrie Karnos
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> Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 3:42 PM
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> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: gaps in the
> collection 
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> Hi Monica,
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> Unbeknownst to anyone, because the books haven't been
> put into the collection yet, I bought 20 books at the Home
> Depot a month ago. These books are on plumbing, wiring,
> drywall, trimwork, barbecues, kitchen remodeling, brick and
> tile, landscaping, backyards
>  for children, how houses are built, etc, etc.  I also
> got some books on cutting electricity bills and creating
> 'greener' houses.
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> And thanks to a donation of 600+ books a couple of
> months ago, there are maybe 16 books coming on perennials,
> annuals, orchids, greenhouses, house plants, African
> violets, etc.
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> And a week ago, I bought a dozen books on films, and some
> TV series (Lost, Firefly, Star Trek).
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> And I bought a book on the history of American birding.
> Never occurred to me that someone would write a book about
> that, but they did, so I got it.
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> I'll see if I can find books on defensive driving, car
> maintenance, beauty/fashion, scrapbooking, home decorating,
> and flower arranging.
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> Our star Googler is looking for histories of the various
> countries around the world from non-American, non-European
> people, per another person's request. And she's
> looking for pro-communism writers too, per yet another
> person's request. Since she likes international
>  politics, she's having a good time with these last two
> requests.
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> Carrie 
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> From: Monica Willyard
> <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx>
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> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 12:04:11 PM
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> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: gaps in the
> collection 
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> Hi Carrie. Since
> Bookshare serves sighted people, I see some gaps others may
> not have mentioned. Books about defensive driving, car
> maintenance,
>  beauty/fashion, bird watching, scrapbooking, and home
> decorating and remodeling are missing from Bookshare. We
> also don’t have many books about flower arranging,
> varieties of flowers and plants, and landscaping. Many of
> our books about houseplants and gardening
>  are rated fair and are hard to read. They aren’t
> visible to new members by default. In fact, our “Home
> and Garden” category is fairly anemic, especially
> since around half of the 181 books are Shelley’s
> series of children’s books about animals that are
> “nature’s
>  children.” If you watch TV, networks like TLC,
> A&E, Style, and HGTV are full of shows about decorating,
> remodeling, and restoring houses or about planting lovely
> gardens and landscaping with designs that flatter the style
> of a home.
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> So far,
> Bookshare’s collection doesn’t reflect these
> types of interests. I haven’t figured out if this lack
> of content is due to lack
>  of interest from submitters or if the material is
> difficult to scan. It could be a combination of both. I do
> know that sighted people read books on these subjects and
> think they will expect to see books about these topics in
> the collection. 
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> 
> Monica
> Willyard 
> "The best way to
> predict the future is to create it." -- Peter
> Drucker 
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