Cindy, Luckily for us all, it's been working properly for a couple of weeks now. It's fantastic to see you back. Courtney On 3/1/09, Cindy Rosenthal <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > 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 > WISH LIST (CALLED REQUESTED ADDITIONS TO THE BOOKSHARE COLLECTION)IS > AVAILABLE AT > http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/wish_list/wish_list.htm > www.lljfm.net/bookshare/home.htm > > A LIST OF BOOKS CURRENTLY BEING SCANNED IS AVAILABLE AT > http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ > www.lljfm.net/bookshare/home.htm > > > --- 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 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 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. >> >> Thanks. >> >> Jim >> >> >> >> From: >> bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] >> On Behalf Of Carrie Karnos >> >> Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 3:42 PM >> >> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: gaps in the >> collection >> >> >> >> >> >> Hi Monica, >> >> >> >> 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. >> >> 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. >> >> And a week ago, I bought a dozen books on films, and some >> TV series (Lost, Firefly, Star Trek). >> >> 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. >> >> >> >> I'll see if I can find books on defensive driving, car >> maintenance, beauty/fashion, scrapbooking, home decorating, >> and flower arranging. >> >> >> >> 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. >> >> >> >> Carrie >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> From: Monica Willyard >> <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx> >> >> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> >> Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 12:04:11 PM >> >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: gaps in the >> collection >> >> 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. >> >> >> 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. >> >> >> Monica >> Willyard >> "The best way to >> predict the future is to create it." -- Peter >> Drucker >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> This e-mail >> and any attachments to it are confidential and are intended >> solely for use of the individual or entity to whom they are >> addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error, please >> notify the sender >> immediately and then delete it. If you are not the >> intended recipient, you must not keep, use, disclose, copy >> or distribute this e-mail without the author's prior >> permission. 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