Thanks Mike and others for that clarification. However, I'm still surprised
at the lag time. I have submitted and validated 12 books, and the longest
I've had to wait between validating and receiving approval is 10 days, and
that was only once.
Strange indeed, Scott
We're not talking about the lag time between approval and a book appearing on the site. Rather, we're talking about the lag time between the book's validation by a volunteer and the administrator's approval. In some instances, this is taking months; and that is what some folks are less than pleased with. The source of this bottleneck is that more and more books are being prepared for BookShare without an apparent increase of resources at BookShare's end to handle this increased workload. Hopefully, the head honchos at BeneTech, BookShare's overseer, are aware of this problem and are quietly figuring out how to deal with it. With limited resources available to BookShare, this is probably not an easy matter to permanently fix unless somehow volunteers can be brought into the final approval process. It is a kind of a pleasant problem because it indicates just how successful BookShare is and how dedicated volunteers are in supplying the service with ever increasing amounts of material.