They have a week w/renewal period just like any other book--e.g., "hold for" doesn't change any validating rules. On 2/24/08, Anastasia Saridakis <anamatia81@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hello fello volunteers, > If I hold a book for someone and they take it to validate, do they have a > certain amount of time to do this or not? > Thanks you > Anastasia > anamatia81@xxxxxxxxx > > Scott Blanks <scottsjb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: Just to be absolutely clear, the > title I was referencing in my last message > was Lullaby, by Chuck Palahniuk. I had placed the title on step one for > Lora, and she never had an opportunity to validate, because the book was > taken by someone else, as evidenced by the books in processing page. I've > already sent a message to Bookshare support to apprise them of the > situation. As I indicated in my message to BS staff, I strongly feel that if > people are found to be repeatedly violating this hold for request, they > should incur some sort of restriction, if not outright banning for a period > of time from the site. This is a strong volunteer group, and two of the key > elements to this strength are respect and trust. This is the fourth hold for > title which has been snapped up by someone, and I frankly will no longer > accept any excuse of the person not realizing that the book was a hold for. > Let's be real here, I placed the two magical, or maybe not so magical words, > hold for, at the beginning of the title. What must I do, write out a > paragraph? Something like, this title has been placed here to be validated > by so-and-so, please do not take this title out of respect for your fellow > volunteers? It's not as though there are a shortage of titles without the > hold for designation. 40 out of 530 meet that distinction, leaving over 90% > of the books at the disposal of the general volunteer community. > > This is a galling situation, and one that causes me to question my > involvement in such an endeavor. > > Scott > > > 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. > > > > > --------------------------------- > Looking for last minute shopping deals? Find them fast with Yahoo! Search. -- Jackie McBride Please join my fight against breast cancer <http://teamacs.acsevents.org/site/TR?px=1790196&pg=personal&fr_id=3489> & Check out my homepage at: www.abletec.serverheaven.net 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.