Dan and Monica, If those who submit in Kes want their submissions validated I guess they will be waiting longer than those who submit in RTF. I cannot validate in KES or ARC either. Sue S. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Monica Willyard" <plumlipstick@xxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 9:53 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanning tools and output formats > Hi, Dan. I echo your sentiment here. There are several books I > wouldn't mind fixing up that are in kes format. I think that we as a > group are beginning to submit more content in rtf format. Bookshare > used to really emphasize submitting the scanned files from OCR > packages because they thought they could save it for re-recognition > later. That is still the written policy on the submission area of > the web site. As I'm sure you know, in any organization, there is > policy and then there's the reality of getting things done. I think > that we volunteers have found that submitting books in rtf format > helps to get validations done more quickly and by a wider range of > people with various computer configurations. Books in proprietary > formats seem to linger on the step 1 page since only certain people > have the tools to process them. If no one with the tools is > interested in taking those books, they can get shuffled to the bottom > of the pile. Grace and I have been working on some of the Arkenstone > format books, and I think Mickey has been working on some of the > books in kes format. > > > Monica > Visit my blog at: http://plumlipstick.livejournal.com > > At Thursday 6/8/2006 08:47 AM, you wrote: > > > E's comments about Kurzweil made me start to wonder > > about something. > > > >I noticed on the list of books to validate that there are lots of > >them with formats of KES and ARC. Do the scanning tools have the > >ability to convert/save the output into an RTF file? I'd like to > >suggest that if they do that perhaps books should be submitted in > >that format so all of us can have the opportunity to validate any > >book. There are a number of books waiting that I'd REALLY like to > >validate but can't because I can't handle those formats. > > > >any thoughts? > > > >Dan Beaver > >IBM Global Services Lexington > >outside: 1-859-243-3411 > >tie-line: 8-545-3411 > > 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. > > > > > -- > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG Free Edition. > Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.8.3/358 - Release Date: 6/7/06 > > 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.