[bksvol-discuss] Re: request

Thank you, Marissa, for your clear explanation and the
reasoning.

Cindy


-- Marissa Mika <Marissa.M@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> It's my impression that this original thread was
> about whether or not a
> scanning volunteer could split a scanning project
> with a couple other
> Bookshare.org volunteers because of the size of the
> book. The answer to
> that particular question is, please don't. We'd
> rather that the core
> content of submitted books come from one source,
> rather than coming in
> piecemeal from different scanners. It makes it
> easier for us to track of
> submitters this way and the life history of the
> books on Bookshare.org. 
> 
> The way I see it, supplying a missing page of
> content or even a
> neglected chapter(usually provided by the original
> submitter or a
> dedicated validator) is different from dividing the
> scanning efforts of
> a book into three separate projects and then
> squishing them together for
> submission. We need to keep track of essentially the
> two people who
> touch the book--the validator and the submitter--in
> case there are any
> quality issues, and if there are multiple people
> responsible for a
> submitted file, this complicates that story. 
> 
> Does this make sense? The bottom line is, what
> you're doing as a
> validator is fine, I expect those of you in the
> Bookshare.org community
> to help each other out if there are small sections
> of books that need to
> be salvaged or scanned. Dividing the initial
> scanning effort, however,
> is something that we want to shy away from because
> it makes it more
> difficult for us to keep track of submitters. 
> 
> Best,
> Marissa 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Cindy
> Sent: Monday, March 28, 2005 10:42 AM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: request
> 
> > I will lett Marissa weigh in on this. 
> 
> O.K. I was under the impression that although we
> couldn't exchange whole books, parts or chapters of
> books would be o.k. Otherwise, how could we supply
> scans of missing chapters or pages to valiators wo
> find the books are missing them? Would we have to
> reject those books?   One book a year or so ago that
> the validator thought was missing some pages turned
> out to be missing two-thirds of the book, which I
> didn't find out until I started scanning, and then I
> sent them to whomever it was.
> 
> Cindy
> 
> 
> - Pratik Patel <pratikp1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > Cindy,
> > 
> > I will lett Marissa weigh in on this.  However the
> > previous policy from
> > bookshare on this has always been not to allow
> > sharing of this kind.  As
> > Bookshare's model depends on individual
> submissions,
> >  this process would not
> > only create chaos, but pose some legal trouble as
> > well.  
> > 
> > Pratik
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Pratik Patel
> > Interim Director
> > Office of Special Services
> > Queens College
> > Director
> > CUNY Assistive Technology Services
> > The City University of New York
> >      ppatel@xxxxxx
> >  
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > Behalf Of Cindy
> > Sent: Monday, March 28, 2005 1:19 AM
> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: request
> > 
> > Josh,
> > 
> > It is possible, though, to share the work. we
> can't
> > exchange files of books, but sharing parts of
> books
> > is
> > possible. If Iunderstood Mike correctly, he felt a
> > 600-page book is more than he'd really like to
> scan,
> > and was asking if someone would share the burder
> > with
> > him. If he scanned half or a third of the book,
> and
> > other people did the other half or thirds, then
> the
> > parts could be combined and one person would
> submit
> > it.
> > 
> > Cindy
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > --- "Joshua M. Swatosh" <josh@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > > I touched basis with Mike, and now he
> understands
> > > that we do complete books,
> > > and he can get it by Mid April, But if someone
> can
> > > get it before then,
> > > please post here so he will know.
> > > 
> > > Josh
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> > > Behalf Of mike perushek
> > > Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2005 8:53 PM
> > > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: request
> > > 
> > > 
> > > I can get this book later in April as it is
> > checked
> > > out right now.
> > > However it is over 600 pages in length. If other
> > > people can scan part of
> > > it that would be great. You just need to contact
> > me
> > > so I know what is
> > > already being scanned so nothing is scanned more
> > > than once.
> > > 
> > > Mike
> > > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > > Behalf Of Joshua M.
> > > Swatosh
> > > Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2005 8:08 PM
> > > To: Bookshare
> > > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] request
> > > 
> > >   Would someone be willing to scan Night Fall By
> > > Nelson DeMille?
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Its on the "wish List", and I'd really like to
> > read
> > > it and can't find
> > > it.
> > > 
> > > Thanks.
> > > 
> > > Josh
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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