[bksvol-discuss] Re: scanners' feelings

Any validator can replace a book. When I validate replacement books I am very 
careful with checking whether it is a truly improved copy. I don't take the 
submitter's word that it is. I check for myself. I had a couple of instants 
that books were submitted as improved copies, but when I checked with K1000, 
they were significantly worse copies. So I rejected them.  Others have been 
somewhat similar but I cleaned them up some, so they were better. And still 
others were the same and so I rejected them. 

Tiffany, as Julie said you can always resubmit your books or email bookshare 
about it. Because we should be improving the collection., not down grading it. 
Grace   
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Gary Petraccaro 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 1:48 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanners' feelings


  Who's responsible for judging the quality of a replacement.  I've sent a few 
replacements, but they were usually for books that I was asked to do or of 
books I'd originally done and could now improve.

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Tiffany H. Jessen 
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 4:13 AM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanners' feelings


    Yes, I get the letter of acceptance, then some time later, (sometimes even 
    months later), I get a notice that my copy has been replaced by a superior 
    quality. And yes, I use Kurzweil to rank the quality. It's not always a big 
    difference, but in all of the cases so far they have been  decreases in 
    quality. After looking over the books more closely I suppose they could 
    still be considered excellent shape, but they're more borderline where as 
    mine were nearly perfect. Oh well...

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Silvara" <silvara@xxxxxxx>
    To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 10:15 PM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanners' feelings


    > Tiffany:
    >
    > Do you actually receive an email telling you that your book has been 
    > replaced?
    > That can be very frustrating especially if you feel that the book has 
been 
    > down graded, not improved.
    >
    > K1000 is an excellent tool for comparing book quality. When you look at 
    > the list of mispelling you get to see what type of errors it has.
    > ----- Original Message ----- 
    > From: "Tiffany H. Jessen" <tjessen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    > Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 10:18 AM
    > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanners' feelings
    >
    >
    >> Oh no, I don't worry about a validater ranking my book as good if I 
think 
    >> it is excellent. My concern is when I have a book approved in excellent, 
    >> and then X amount of time later someone else scans that same book and 
has 
    >> it approved as an excellent quality, when in fact it is lower than what 
I 
    >> did. I wouldn't mind my book being replaced if it were in fact a 
superior 
    >> quality, the objection is when it goes the other way around.
    >>
    >> ----- Original Message ----- 
    >> From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx>
    >> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    >> Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 6:58 AM
    >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanners' feelings
    >>
    >>
    >>> Tiff and Shelley
    >>>
    >>> Perhaps it is age, I'm in my mid 50s, but I don't leg my ego
    >>> into the process worry8ing whether someone labels my excellent scan as
    >>> good, et al.  At first, I thought it meant something; but as a validator
    >>> myself, I realize that it's generally an arbitrary decision made by
    >>> another human being, and nothing more.
    >>> So if validator takes my excellent submission and believes it only to be
    >>> good, what does it matter in the grand schemes of things?
    >>>
    >>> As for Lissi's questions, Julie pretty much conveys my feelings.
    >>> And if a book sits too long on Step 1, as Cindy notes, I always have the
    >>> option of self-validating which I did on a couple of Christmas books so
    >>> that they would make it into the collection for the Christmas reading
    >>> season.
    >>>
    >>> As a validator myself, I get to know the work styles of submitters and
    >>> tend to validate those who do the work upfront so to speak.
    >>> So I quickly know what will need to be done, if anything, based on my
    >>> experience with their work as well as comments they supply.
    >>> I attempt for quick turn arounds and attempt to avoid knitpicking as, 
    >>> with
    >>> over 600 books on Step 1, time is best spent on titles that frankly 
    >>> don't
    >>> need much handholding.
    >>> I would only spend that time on Step 1 books that I believed were 
    >>> special
    >>> to the collection amd might not be replacible.
    >>> Spending hours upon hours validating something, in most instances, makes
    >>> little sense as rescanning it would be faster.
    >>> Keep in mind that 5 times the credits are given for submissions vs
    >>> validations which indicates where the effort ought to be placed in a
    >>> priority scheme.
    >>>
    >>> Just some rambling thoughts which I doubt hold much significance.  To 
    >>> sum
    >>> up, a topnotch submission requires little from the validator beyond spot
    >>> checking and verification.  And once one learns the work habits and
    >>> tendecies of those they validate, the process becomes even more
    >>> streamlined.
    >>>
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