[bookshare-discuss] Re: Requested the following books

Hi Gerald,

Not that it will matter but I strongly disagree with what bookshare is going 
to do.  In order to look up archived messages, which can be a pain if one is 
searching for a list, wouldn't the volunteers still have to belong to the 
bksvol list or bookshare-discuss list to access the archives?  This just 
does not make sense to me.  I can think of some volunteers who contribute a 
lot that do not belong to either of these lists.  Some people on the list 
seem to feel they need to answer every message, even if they do not really 
say anything.  Those who choose not to belong to the lists should not be 
forced to do so.

Having said all that, could a list be set up where folks could add their 
requests themselves?  Remember, the Wish List is supposed to be for members 
as well as volunteers.

Regards,

Sue S.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gerald Hovas" <GeraldHovas@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 12:58 AM
Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Requested the following books


Sue,

As Shelley said, volunteers will have to join the list in order to receive
the messages to the list.  However, they can go to the Free Lists website
and do a search for them if they don't want to subscribe.  That will be one
of the benefits of generating the message using a form.  It will have a
consistent subject which can be searched for.  Jake and I suggested
something like Book Request - title, so you could search for Book Request to
find them all in the archives and allow specific requests to be identified
by their subject instead of having to read the message to know what book the
message is about.  Another reason Jake and I suggested the consistent
subject was to allow people to filter out the requests if they didn't want
to see them.  Any message with Book Request at the beginning of the subject
could be deleted upon arrival or moved to a folder which would hold nothing
but the requests.

People really need to join, though, since the only way to inform others that
you're scanning the book would be to reply to the message or send another
message out to the list.

Jake and I also suggested copying the person making the request when the
message is generated by the website to allow us to see if someone is sending
the same request over and over or if we get a bunch of requests from
different people.  If that's done, then the volunteer who offers to scan the
book can "reply to all" to also inform the person making the request that
the book will be scanned.

Also, it's my understanding that requests will be going to the
bookshare-discuss list, because that's what I heard from Lisa.  It's
possible that Engineering could end up sending it to either one when they
implement the form, though.  It depends on whether or not the staff is
specific when they specify the change to Engineering or simply say the
discussion list like John did when he wrote the lists about the upcoming
change.

BTW, the reason for the change is because the staff is having trouble
finding the time to maintain the list.  They discovered when they made the
effort recently to keep it up and not let it slide that it takes a lot more
time now that Bookshare has more members.  I think we'll find that at some
point, too, that it will have to be dropped altogether since there will even
be too many requests sent to the discussion list for the list to function.
People will unsubscribe due to the high volume of messages.  That's another
reason why I think Lisa had the bookshare-discuss list in mind.  It has less
message traffic, and subscribers won't have to receive all of the threads on
volunteering.

This isn't a perfect solution, but it's better than dropping the Wish List
altogether now.

HTH

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
From: siss52 [mailto:siss52@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 8:44 PM
To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Requested the following books


Hi Gerald,

Not Ashley, but does this make sense to you?  If the requests are sent to
this list, how will volunteers who are not on the list see the requests?

Sue S.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gerald Hovas" <GeraldHovas@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 7:23 PM
Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Requested the following books


Ashley,

Yes, you can send a book request to this list.  That happens to be what
Bookshare is planning to do with their Wish List in the near future.
Instead of the staff taking requests for books and adding them to the Wish
List, they plan to replace the list with a form which will send requests
directly to this list.

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
From: www.hotmail.com [mailto:pookems18@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 8:50 PM
To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Requested the following books

I'm new here, and I was wondering if we're permitted to make book requests?
Thanks Ashley
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 11:24 AM
Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Requested the following books


> If anyone is working on any of these, or plan to work on these let me
> know.
> Placed a hold on all of them at my library and like the synopsus on the
> catalog.
> All Newberry winners or Honorary books
> 2007 Medal Winner:
> The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, illus. by Matt Phelan (Simon &
> Schuster/Richard Jackson)
>
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> . Rules by Cynthia Lord (Scholastic)
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