[bksvol-discuss] Re: where are priorities are

Thanks, Sue, for your kind words.  I just felt that it was necessary to
address Jake's post, as the very last thing we need around here is for
those who put in considerable time and energy for the benefit of the
organization to feel that their work is unappreciated.  Of course,
<smile>, it may be unappreciated by some here, but certainly not by all;
and that was the main point.

I do agree with you that it would be very useful to have a link to Jake's
site on the Bookshare' home page.  Perhaps in the section on volunteering;
but since there is a lot on the site for just regular members, such as
scanning tips and series info, perhaps somewhere else would be better. 
But somewhere on the main page would certainly be better than nowhere.

Evan

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>
> Evan,
>
> You said what I wanted to say, and said it much better than I could have
> done.  I wish there was some kind of announcement on the bookshare.org
> site,
> so that people who are not on these lists, but might love Jake's site,
> could
> know it is there.  For example, something like, for tips, series lists,
> you
> get the picture?  Go to: and give Jake's site address.  Then he would have
> a
> lot more hits from people who are not on the lists.  I would even say that
> considering all the things that are on Jake's site, bookshare.org owes him
> this courtesy.
>
> Sue S.
>
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>
> I'm keeping this short because I am using a computer at the library, as
> mine is currently down and will not be available for a couple of weeks
> yet.  But I did not want to let this pass without comment.  While it may
> be true that not as many people know about Jake's site as should, and that
> there are doubtless some people who do know about it who are too lazy to
> take the minimum trouble involved in going there, it is definitely not
> true that it is unappreciated - at least by some of us.  I do not go there
> all the time, but I have been there several times to find tips, look at
> Marissa's list and to look at series as well as to update the rejection
> list once when I had to reject a book for missing pages.  However, like
> most people, I do not point out every time I visit a site whenever it goes
> well, just when there is a problem.  So I do not want Jake to get the
> impression that his work goes unvalued - at least by some of us who
> validate and scan, but who do not always have as high a profile as some
> others on the list.  For me, personally, I do not know how the site could
> be easier to use.  Thanks, Jake, for doing the work necessary to create it
> and making it so accessible and easy to navigate.  I am even more thankful
> after hearing the 5000 lines of code figure.  The longest program I ever
> wrote was just a few hundred lines, so I have at least some idea of what
> kind of time and energy is involved in what you have done.
>
> As far as the book reviews go, I agree with you on this.
>
> Evan
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