[bksvol-discuss] Re: pretty big admin queue

it just shows how many wonderful and industrious
volunteers we have working.

Carrie, I know that only a small percentage of us are
on these email lists. Do you know or can you find out
how many validators and scanners there are? On the
Bookshare News Update page it said there are 6000 U.S.
subscribers. I don't know how recent that is, though.

Grandma Cindy


--- Carrie Karnos <ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Yes, we're trying to hire another Claire-type person
> (and another Carrie-type person), so the approval
> queue won't get so big.  Claire and I moved our
> office to the downstairs Benetech office (just
> rented) last Thursday and Friday, and Claire got
> behind in her approval queue handling.  I'm sure
> she'll deal with it Monday.
> 
> Carrie
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: E. <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2007 12:41:30 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] pretty big admin queue
> 
> On another topic, I do notice the admin queue has
> been a bit large of 
> late. I do hope that the new funding includes some
> provision for more 
> than one person to be in charge of moving books from
> admin to the 
> general collection.
> 
> E.
> 
> At 10:48 AM 11/10/2007, you wrote:
> >I have stayed out of this discussion until now.
> >
> >Apparently the concern is one of two things.
> >
> >One, somebody is concerned that a best seller will
> not be made 
> >available to us by a staff member based on that
> staff member's 
> >preferences thus meaning the book will never get
> into the collection 
> >through staff efforts.
> >
> >I personally do not know if the staff have ever
> promised to take 
> >over scanning best sellers completely.
> >
> >I do know that sometimes there is a delay in
> getting a book onto the system.
> >
> >The second part of bookshare is the word "share".
> Certainly no book 
> >is ever disallowed from the system.
> >
> >If somebody feels a best seller is being ignored or
> delayed, please 
> >post the specific name of that book onto the
> volunteer page. Perhaps 
> >somebody can scan it.
> >
> >Please be patient with validators and submitters
> while we scan books 
> >and make sure of their quality before putting them
> onto the system 
> >for the general bookshare user.
> >
> >Thank you for all sharing talents in making books
> possible for all 
> >of us through bookshare.
> >
> >E.
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