[bksvol-discuss] Re: quality report or BSO?

Hi Valerie!

I appreciate how you are working so hard to bring books up to excellent quality by doing these BSO's when they need it.

Debby

At 11:34 AM 2/18/2010, Valerie Maples wrote
Dear Evan, Mayrie, Cindy and all the others responding;

I think in each case I feel strongly that I can add or improve something else that might still be overlooked, such as the presentation of the poems, so knowing that is an appropriate use of BSO, I think that is the route I will go. These are al books I own and will then donate to others or our library so they can have more love and use by more readers after I am done.

Thanks everyone for being a good sounding board!

Valerie


On Feb 18, 2010, at 11:13 AM, EVAN REESE wrote:

> Hi Valerie,
>
> I strongly agree with what Mayrie says below, most especially if you plan on reading the book before you submit it. After seeing a few examples, I can definitively say that the books produced by outsourcers that I have read were not read through before being added to the collection. They may be well scanned and spell checked, but a scan that has been read through will always be of better quality than a book that hasn't been, no matter how good the scan or how thorough the spell check.
>
> So while what Roger says about books being replaced fairly quickly after submitting a quality report may be true, if it is done by one of the outsourcers, the replacement is not going to be as good as a BSO that has actually been read through.
>
> And, as I said before, if you think the book needs picture descriptions, all the more reason to do the BSO yourself if you want to ensure that it is of the highest quality.
>
> Evan
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
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>
>> Hi Valerie,
>>
>> Absolutely, you can submit BSO's on books if you have the means to improve
>> them!  I don't see why you couldn't do that.
>>
>> Mayrie
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] quality report or BSO?
>>
>> I have books on hand that I want to see if they are in the collection and
>> their quality if they are already in the collection. Several I have checked >> are early additions with a fair amount of spurious characters or books that
>> have a few issues, but would also benefit from picture descriptions.  I am
>> able and interested in improving them after some other projects, is it okay
>> to do a BSO instead of filing a quality report?
>>
>> Also, Nichole was given a book of poetry that is in the collection, I think >> it was a Newberry Award winner processed by one of the outsourcers, but the
>> poem titles are not identified, nor was verse form retained.  Can that be
>> resubmitted as a BSO?
>>
>> Thanks for your patience with my wanting to improve quality of books for all
>> readers.
>>
>> Valerie
>>
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