[bksvol-discuss] Re: scanners' feelings

Dear Shelley,

Do you primarily scan, or do you scan and validate your book?

Always With Love,

Lissi
----- Original Message ----- From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 12:20 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanners' feelings



I am one of the ones who usually scans with bookshare in mind.  I mean I
will scan a book but, usually the stuff I want to read isn't in the
collection.  So I scan and submit.

There have been some books that I was defeated on, and have had to ask for
help or "pass" them on to Kerry or Cindy, as I couldn't have done them and
made them good enough for the collection without help.

I do think for some books, any book is better than no book particular rare
books.  But if I can get a excellent rating or a good one, well I try for
it.

And try to redo any fair books I have if I can.

Smile.

I do like my books into the collection in a timely manner, but usually at
least it isn't the validation step that holds them up.

Smile.

Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI
and Judson, guiding golden
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Puppies are the joy at one end.
Old dogs are the treasure at the other.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Julie Morales" <mercy421@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 10:25 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanners' feelings



Hi, Cindy. Oh, sure, I'm sure at least most of us really want our books in
the collection, and some of us, if not many, probably scan specifically for
Bookshare. I'm one of those. Out of those, there are some of us who really
need the credit, so we do the best we can to make the validator's job easier
so there won't be any major issues holding the book back. I know I try to do
that, and as in the last book I submitted, if I see anything that might need
clarifying, such as the copyright, I try to say something to the validator
about that. Take care.
Julie Morales
Children are fragile. Handle with prayer. --Unknown
----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 9:03 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanners' feelings



I don't scan any more, and I don't know for sure what answers you will get. I suspect that some of the scanners on this list would like to see their books get into the collection, but I know of at least two people, I think not on this list, who don't care. I don't think they even realize that they won't get credit if the books aren't approved--or maybe they don't care about the credit. the books they scanned are not pre-validated or even had the basic checking done, in one case, before being submitted.

As to other scanners being worried about their books
sitting on the download list and not being validated,
they must not care a whole lot or, after several
months, they'd take them and validate them themselves.

Cindy

--- Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Dear Volunteers,

So far, as a volunteer, my contribution has been
validating. With every book
I validate, I learn more, but also have more
questions. Today I'm not asking
technical questions. I want to learn more about how
those of you who scan
books feel about your submissions.

When you take time to scan a book and place it on
the step one page, do you
worry how long it will be before someone takes it to
validate? Do you worry
if the validator will sit on it forever or make
mistakes when uploading so
the book doesn't get approved and you've done all of
that work for nothing?

All of the booksbut one that  I've uploaded so far
have been approved, but I
feel terrible about the one that got away. It was
Echoes, a book the scanner
kindly allowed me to validate. It was over 450 pages
long and I took a ton
of hours checking it word by word.

I'm more experienced, now, and probably would know
how to upload it
correctly. I haven't given up on it yet. Now that I
have more confidence and
understanding of the process, I will try again and
when I get it right, the
whole world will hear about it.

Back to my question. I've sampled, but not kept,
some random books from the
step one page.A few have looked so accurate, that I
thought I might be able
to validate without a print counterpart. Others are
well done, but contain
some puzzles I'm not comfortable trying to correct
without a print book for
exact checking.

I read books from the collection for pleasure and,
while I'm patient with
the ones which have numerous errors or format
quirks, the accurate copies
are a joy. My goal is to make the ones I validate a
pleasure to read in as
many kinds of formats as possible.

As usual, I'm rambling in various directions, but,
back to my original
question.  Do any of you scanners have validation or
approval anxiety?

I uploaded a book today. Wish it luck. Two more are
completed, but uploading
makes me a bit nervous because I know if I goof up
in that process, I can
put the book's approval at risk.

Always With Love,

Lissi


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