[bksvol-discuss] Re: page breaks in K1000

That is a wonderful suggestion to create a list of scanning tips. I would also be willing to submit my set of find and replaces to work with number miss diagnosed as letters. for instance izso is probably 1250 and so forth. There is a whole set of searches to locate many such numbering mix ups which can be used well as long as context is checked rather than global replacing used. Some care needs to be taken but the idea itself works well.

E.


At 08:00 PM 10/21/2005, you wrote:

HI Sarah:

I have a suggestion, why don't we create a list of tips for best scanning results as well as validating. I will ask Rui to post it on his booksharescans page and perhaps Jake won't mind posting it on his page as well. So if you want to write something you can. If you'd like we can work together on it also.

If anyone wants to write tips you can send it to me and I will make sure that posted on Rui's page. I think I still have Donna's post on scanning with fine reader. I will include that too.

So what does everyone think? Comments? Suggestions?

Grace

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Different software is not needed. It is only necessary for people to leave in the page numbers when submitting a book, so a validator is able to confirm that page breaks and page numbers occur as matched pairs. Submitters also need to set their software for two page scanning when they are scanning books by laying the whole book flat on the scanner. Scanning software does not ordinarily leave out page breaks, and it has already been determined that the bookshare tools recognize section breaks, like those used by Fine Engine, as page breaks. They can be changed for a validators convenience to page breaks, but leaving them would be fine as far as bookshare is concerned. As Gerald pointed out, they are not the same as soft page breaks, which don't exist at all in the saved file. They are only a product of your Word processor's imagination, or it's printer margin settings if you prefer the technical explanation. :-)
Page break loss is usually caused by someone saving the scanned book in TXT format, but it does seem to occasionally happen for some other reason that no one has been able to explain. :-)


More than anything else bookshare seems to need to provide a section of website for their volunteers. They need to collect resources explaining how to supply bookshare with high quality scans, and how validators can insure what they review is acceptable. Currently bookshare only provides a very short document explaining what is acceptable, but giving no hint about how to go about checking those things.

I'd be happy to help with that project, but I don't think I am willing to take the responsibility for explaining standards and techniques on my own. I could write up some tips and put them on my webpage, but there may be those that would disagree with what I said. I also don't know how people would ever know to look there when my page has nothing to do with bookshare.

I know bookshare doesn't have the time to provide these resources, but they might at least consider accepting tip pages written by volunteers and be willing to post them if they find the content of those pages acceptable. Again, I don't know who to suggest this too, and I am far from the first person to express these thoughts.

Sarah Van Oosterwijck
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