[bksvol-discuss] Re: re-scan or fix was Re: Re: how to fix a book already in the collection

I guess that would have to be a judgment call on the part of the reader. There may not be a right answer in all casess, since you can't always know how long it will take to scan a book, then clean it up after rescanning it, versus how long it would take to clean up the existing scan. Everything would be an estimate.


On the one side, you have those obvious extreme cases, where the book has large sections of garbled or missing text that can't be figured out from context. On the other side, you have those books that are pretty high quality with only a few errors here and there, such as one book I checked out that only needs some words split between pages fixed up and some other really minor stuff.

It's that big middle ground that is gonna be where people will have to make a decision on which is most time effective. Experience will count a lot here.

Evan

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Concerning the great idea of fixing books already in the collection, how does a reader know whether a book needs re-scanning or fixed?

Bob
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Excellent idea.  For those of us Proofreaders looking for work, there are
plenty of books presently in the collection that could be cleaned up and
resubmitted this way.

I am presently doing Rebecca by Daphney Du Moyier.  This book has most of
the capital letter I in as the number 1. The Chapter headings are missing and the stripper didn't do such a hot job on the headers. So, when finished this book which Carrie so kindly put up for me with a hold on in the manner you described, will be re-proofread and a cleaner copy will then be placed
into the collection.


I am sure that there is plenty of work for those of us work starved
proofreaders . Maybe someone from Book Share can suggest books in need of work? I believe that they must have a list of books that have had comments,
that would require re-proofreading?


 @->  ~Dixie~  <-@
----- Original Message ----- From: "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 5:08 AM
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Let's suppose you start to read a book from the general collection
and discover errors, scanos, titles left at the tops of pages and so on.
Your volunteer's soul wishes to make a better copy for the collection.
What to do? Stop. Rather than correcting the copy you have, please do
this. It works beautifully.
You can write Carrie with the name of the book and ask her to put the
rtf copy on to the check in books page with your name on it as a hold for.
Then you download it and correct it just as you would any other book
you proof read.

The book will appear on the check in books page way way down the list
on the last page since it has an old submit date.
Something for us proof readers to do while the check in books page grows.
E.



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