Hi, Mike. Bookshare hasn't been around for 40 years. I guess you mean 4? <smile> Anyway, I know what you mean, though. I didn't start scanning as soon as I joined Bookshare. I validated a bit before I started scanning, so I guess I've been scanning for Bookshare for maybe only a year and a half, give or take a few, and thus far, I've gotten no rejection notices and I'm proud of that. Of course, that doesn't mean my submissions are perfect. Some might be far from it, especially the early ones, but you're right, and that's how I look at everything: We're always learning, regardless of what we're talking about. I'm always willing to improve what I do, if someone gives me suggestions for doing something better. I want the collection to be as good as we can make it, and if, in some small way, making my submissions as good as I can make them helps with that, I gladly do that. Take care. Julie Morales Children are fragile. Handle with prayer. --Unknown ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 7:05 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanners' feelings Julie We are all constantly learning, and that goes for almost everything in life, not just book scanning and validating. I try keeping ego out of the equation so I don't fret over what a book's final rating ends up being. They generally end up excellent as I tend to indicate, but if a validator arbitrarily changes it, so what! It's one person's opinion which hardly is going to matter in the grand scheme of things. I know I put my best effort into it, and that's all I can do. And as for rejections, which Lissi asked about, I have had only one in 40 plus submissions -- and that was because 2 individuals happened to submit the the saame book at the same time and the arbitrary choice was to reject mine as it got through the queue slower. I wouldn't submit something I believed not to be of good enough quality for the collection, and have stopped scanning several books because of that. Hence, if I got a rejection without input as to why, I'd take that as an arbitrary individual decision and after relooking at the book, I'd likely just submit it again. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.