[bksvol-discuss] Re: rejected "Flash Flood" by Diann Mills

Hi Katie and Monica,
I have to agree to an extent. After all, the download list is more than 400 again, someone needs to make a decision about some of these books. I've seen some books just constantly being given up on (from the comment history), and I'm thinking, well if there's problems, then somebody just needs to reject the darn thing.


Jake
----- Original Message ----- From: "Katie Star" <kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 5:49 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: rejected "Flash Flood" by Diann Mills



Hello Monica,

I have to agree with you. I truly understand there are those who will take
the extra time to work on tuff books and make them all they can be but I
have heard comments where when a validator is well within the guidelines get
somewhat negative feedback for following the guidelines. I know my standards
for scanning and validating have increased but still my early books did fall
in the stated guidelines.


Validating and scanning are like any skill. IF we had to be perfectionist
the first time we jumped in how many of us would have stayed.


Katie Hill Miracles happen not in opposition to Nature, but in opposition to

what we know of Nature.

-St. Augustine

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monica Willyard
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 3:40 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: rejected "Flash Flood" by Diann Mills

Elizabeth, I appreciate your willingness to rescue poorly scanned
books.  However, I do think that it is the responsibility of the
submitter to insert some page breaks into their books and to do a
basic spellcheck.  Not all validaters are willing to do the
painstaking work of reconstructing a book, and Dan was well within
his right as a validater to reject a book of poor quality and that
lacks page breaks.  I see a lot of people on this list who are
scolded for following the rules and rejecting books according to
Bookshare's stated policies.  I agree that there are times when
discussing a possible rejection with the list can be
helpful.  Something about posts like this comes across to me as
second-guessing decisions made by a validater and that has the
potential to undermine his/her confidence.  I no longer post about
the books I reject to this list because of responses like this
one.  I update Jake's list, and that is as far as I'm willing to go
with posting on this issue.  I'm willing to look at my reaction to
your post, and maybe I'm just having a rough week and am
over-reacting to it.  I want to be fair to you, and yet something
about this issue gets under my skin.  Thanks for listening to me try
to sort this all out.


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On Wednesday 6/7/2006 05:32 PM, you wrote:
Please, if you find a book like that with a lot of scano typing
errors, put it back on step 1.  A lot of correcting can be done on
just those kinds of errors with k1000.  You may want to talk about
your reasons for rejecting a book on this list before actually
rejecting it.  Then, you may find you can release certain books for
others to work on who have access to tools you may not have.

E.

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