[bksvol-discuss] Re: question on picture captions

Roger,

You might want to consider the "spoiler" effect of applying that rule. The 
describer has, sometimes, read the book and knows more than the first-time 
reader. Especially in a mystery the sequence and placement of clues -- 
including names or other details -- is meticulously calculated by authors.

Granted, following the professional rule explained by Carrie we end up with 
series authors who don't re-introduce characters in every volume. In those 
cases we are safer assuming that the author's presumption is that the character 
is known. 

Whatever a describer does we have a legal obligation to retain the integrity of 
the author's work.

Scott Rains
Bookshare Volunteer Coordinator, Interim
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I would want to know who the person is if it is known by the describer.


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If you know who is in a picture based on the story, do you identify them by
name or do you label them by sex and age like "young boy" or "woman" so that
the picture is text independent?

Often when I am proofing the second is done, but I am inclined instead to
name the person. How does everyone feel about this and what are preferences?

Thanks for your help and input!
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