[bksvol-discuss] Re: text format submissions

Quick question, do you know if they have page breaks?  If they do, I see 
absolutely no problem.  If not, well, they're not rejecting books without page 
breaks until March.  And anyway, there areways to go about putting page breaks 
into txt files with different text editors... so I say go ahead and submit 
them!  
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Brian Miller 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 10:21 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: text format submissions


  I have several hundred books that are in text form.  They are in TXT format 
because I scanned them and then converted them in order to download them to my 
Road Runner device more easily, which only accepted text files.  Then my 
computer crashed, so I lost the original scans, but I had the text files on zip 
disks.
  This collection of mine is rather unique, containing hundreds of history 
monographys, novels, travel books, and a variety of titles that are not on 
bookshare.
  As a Ph.D history student I read constantly, and have a pretty massive 
collection.
  So, do we want to toss out this resource because they are in text files?
  I have the books, so it is no skin off my nose, but what about everyone else?
  Brian Miller

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Lisa Leonardi 
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 12:41 PM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] text format submissions


    Hi, all.

    Let me start by saying that I need to say something but I'm a bit 
frustrated so please don't think me rude.  The fact of the matter is that 
bookshare does indeed allow text format submissions.  Not all txt formatted 
files have the page breaks missing... I have validated a few that did have page 
breaks.  If you have a problem validating txt files, don't do it.  It's very 
simple.  Until bookshare states that txt files will no longer be accepted, we 
as validators need to deal with it.  I don't think it's right to come down on 
submitters for using the txt format.  I'm not a submitter so I don't know why 
people use this format, but they must have a reason.  We should be grateful 
that these submitters are taking the time to bother scanning books for us to 
read.  Personally, I appreciate the time they take to submit... even if some of 
them are using txt format.

    Lisa

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