Lissi, Something must have happened because I thought we were going to work on them last Friday night or Saturday. I can work on them later tonight or probably tomorrow. I'll give you a call to set up a time, or you can call me if you still have my number. If not, then write me off list. Gerald -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Estelnalissi Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 1:27 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: link for gift subscription Dear Validators and those familiar with Microsoft word and Windows XP with Jaws 6 or 6 point something. Is anyone around right now to discuss some word processing and or uploading questions? Gerald is willing has been very willing to help but his schedule and medical appointments have been at odds. I've got 4 books ready to upload, except possibly one long synopsis to write for the fourth, but am stalled on a few formatting questions. I'll default to dealing with them on list if necessary, but airing my ignorance on list isn't the easiest thing and I'm also so anxious to send these gems to Book share and move on. I do have MSN messenger and my phone number is 330-864-8597 and my e mail address is airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx I'll be home all day today and probably tomorrow, too. You'll get a generic answering machine, but I'll pick up as soon as I hear who you are. I have unlimited long distance, so can also call you back. Also, I've used MSN with one other person, but am not sure how to add a new contact. thanks in advance for your help and or flexibility. Always With Love, Lissi ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 12:20 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: link for gift subscription > Jill > > Would you want an arbitrary pc tool suggest that your scan didn't pass > muster and shouldn't be looked at by a human validator? > I wouldn't; nor would most submitters given the lack of judgment a piece > of computer has. > Foreign dialects would trip up such a system; so might a few garbled back > or front pages which are not part of the actual text. > > The quality of scans continually improve, and so do the number of > submitters. > Also, there is a lot of in-house scanning at Palo Alto done by their high > quality scanning/recognition system. > The challenge is attracting more volunteers to assist with validating and > to have the staff in Palo Alto to process. > > I am not an advocate of attempting to limit the number of submissions as > that is the problem with NLS. Hence, what BookShare faces is the pleasant > dilemma of finding both human and financial resources to aid in growing. > > Frankly, I am not so much bothered by the quality of the typical book in > the collection; > I am more troubled by the processing software removing page numbers, > chapter headers and critical header and footer info that would potentially > make the book more valuable. > Given the nature of what BookShare is now, you will never see 100% > perfection in scanning quality. > But it is darn good, and if the processing issues can be effectively dealt > with, and with the march of ocr technology, things will only get better > and better. > Frankly, the more books Bookshare can show are being added, or can be > added, the more donors may be willing to give. > That's why the thrust is to bolster the collection while at the same time > added as many customers as possible. > Donors are impressed by that, and services as RFB&D continually point > numbers such as those as they target individual and corporate donors. > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list > of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.