Hello All, I am a new member to BookShare. On your question about cutting the bindings of books. I have a Canon duplex scanner and I go to Office depo and they will cut the bindings off for $1. They will rebind them for $2.50. What I found interesting is many people have this done to make it easier to read books. This way they can lay them flat on the table. I do have a question. I did upload one book successfully today but two others I keep getting errors on. I have reviewed the fields and everything appears to be correct. I am uploading them in . kes format. Any ideas? Kaitlyn No one is given a dream without also being given the power to make it come true Reconnective Healing energy Practitioner Numerologist, Get your personal reading Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the number of moments that take your breath away:) _____ From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Estelnalissi Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 5:26 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: submitted 36 books today Dear Julie, Thank you for your answer about the chopper and document feeder. Is chopping something we can try at home? Or, is it an industrial strength machine, too expensive or practical for the single user? Always Turning Pages, Lissi ----- Original Message ----- From: Julie Morales <mailto:inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 2:13 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: submitted 36 books today The Bookshare office has a high-speed scanner with a document feeder, so scanning all those books is definitely a feat, but it goes much faster than it would for most of us, and yes, they chop off the bindings so they can put the pages through the feeder. Take care. Julie Morales inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Windows/MSN Messenger (but not email): mercy0421@xxxxxxxxxxx Skype: mercy0421 ----- Original Message ----- From: Estelnalissi <mailto:airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 11:06 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: submitted 36 books today Dear Carrie and List, Excuse the silly question but do you mean you literally chop? For example, do you slice off bindings so the pages scan better? If so, how do you do that? Also, can anyone suggest how to flatten a book to get the best scan? I have so many books I hope to scan and share but some I couldn't bear to chop, while it would be all right with others because I would know they would actually be read more if chopped than if not. Always turning Pages, Lissi ----- Original Message ----- From: Carrie Karnos <mailto:ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 6:45 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: submitted 36 books today No no no, I didn't scan them all myself. There are maybe a dozen volunteers who work at the office sometime during the week. Someone will chop up a bunch of books, someone else will scan them, yesterday someone OCRed 30 books, so all I did was take books that needed to be submitted and submit them. It's a group effort, really it is! Thursday I'll chop, scan and OCR some books and then someone else will probably submit them. It's easier to do 20-30 books at a time thru each step than go thru the whole process with just one book. Carrie Allison Mervis <allisonfm@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Wow! And you scanned all of those yourself? I'd better get crackin! Lol! Allison ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carrie Karnos" To: "Bookshare Vol Group" Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 4:45 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] submitted 36 books today > Hi all, > > I submitted the following books this morning: > > To the Manner Born by John Chaloner > Livia or Buried Alive by Lawrence Durrell > Women Like Us by Erica Abeel > Fat City by Leonard Gardner > Believing Cassandra by Alan AtKisson > Malafrena by Ursula K. LeGuin > The Secret by Julie Garwood > Breach of Duty by J. A. Jance > Three Fates by Nora Roberts > People of the Lake by Richard Leakey > The Last Paradise by James D. Houston > The Phantom of M anhattan by Frederick Forsyth > The Gorbachev Phenomenon by Moshe Lewin > Scarlett O'Hara's Younger Sister by Evelyn Keyes > Great Expectations by Kathy Acker > Heidelberg by Wolfgang Kootz > Skeleton Dance by Aaron Elkins > Z by Vassilis Vassilikos > Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers > The Music Man by Meredith Willson > Richard Hittleman's Introduction to Yoga by Richard Hittleman > The New New Thing by Michael Lewis > The Druids by Peter Berresford Ellis > Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the US by William Burnham > Frommer's 99 England > Moving and Living Abroad by Albright, Chu and Austin > Designing Babies by Roger Gosden > The Challenge of the Sea by Arthur C. Clarke > Over His Dead Body by Leslie Glass > The Bang Devils by Patrick Foss > My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult > The Struggle for Democracy by Greenberg and Page > Mental Heal th: Culture, Race and Ethnicity by the US Dept of Health and > Human Services > > and some kiddie books: > Andy and the Lion > Mystery in the Night Woods > Duffy and the Devil (Caldecott Medal book) > > In a few weeks, I'm leaving for a 3-week vacation in Europe, so I want to > make sure you all don't run out of books while I'm gone :-) > > Carrie > > PS, there's still another 30 books waiting to be chopped, 30 waiting to > scanned, 20 waiting to be OCRed, and 30 waiting to be submitted, in case > anyone is interested in the backlog here at the office. And those don't > include books from any of the contracts... > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around > http://mail.yahoo.com > > _____ Yahoo! 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