[bksvol-discuss] Re: scanners' feelings

I do still have the originals, but I won't bother to put them through a validation again. I'm sure mine are better and contain page breaks and headers have been removed, but for one or two percentage points it's hardly worth the bother of a validater when there are still so many other books on the step one page. In all actuality I would still probably rank the current copies of the books as excellent. I don't mind investing a lot of time in my books, nor having them replaced when it in fact is a step up in quality, but I urge you validaters to make sure a book isn't already in the collection before you approve it, and, if so really compare the two copies.
Tiff
----- Original Message ----- From: "Julie Morales" <mercy421@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Do you still have the originals? You could always resubmit them if you felt
that strongly about it, but I don't blame you. If they truly were better, it
would be a different story, I know. Take care.
Julie Morales
Children are fragile. Handle with prayer. --Unknown
----- Original Message ----- From: "Tiffany H. Jessen" <tjessen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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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months later), I get a notice that my copy has been replaced by a superior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>
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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>
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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>
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Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 6:58 AM
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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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