[bookshare-discuss] Re: Three books submitted

Hi Shelly,

Thank you for your contributions.  I appreciate the efforts of those
scanning and proofing books.

I am interested in the process.  I have scanned some books.  I would not
want to submit them due to the errors.  Is there any article or book with
information on the most efficient way to scan?  

For instance, in Kurzweil, there is a function to keep the unrecognized
file.  From that one may re-recognize the file.  Is that effective.  

Another question.  How do you determine the optimum settings for a given
book.  There is a bemusing array of choices of contrast, speckle reduction,
dots per inch and scanning engines.  

Any thoughts or references you or anyone else have, are of interest to me.

-----Original Message-----
From: Shelley L. Rhodes [mailto:juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 12:09 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Three books submitted

Well, when you have several hours on a plane to kill, NorthWest Airlines no 
longer offers in flight movies, or radio programs just so you know, smile.

You get a lot of editing done.

Submitted the following three books today.

Primates  (World of Animals: mammals Vol 4)

This is very similar to the two volumes we have on the site, and is the 
forth in the fifty volume book set.  Is one of the better book series on the

topic.  has been edited.

Beginner's Guide to Candlemaking

Really short book on candlemaking with good step by step directions, 
precautions and ideas for decorative candles.

The Complete Standard poodle

this dog is becoming quite the prominent guide dog breed, so wanted to make 
a book avialbe on it.

This book focuses exclusively on the Standard poodle, and talks about the 
trims, colors, history, and care of this dog, plus a large variety of jobs 
that they are trained for today.  I marked it good because there are three 
or four pages where there was a picture caption right next to the text and 
even though I had recognize columsn on, it didn't recognize them.  I tried 
with columns off, and it was worse.  I am not that a dedicated prevalidator,

and ran out of patience, smile.  So I left them.  Beyond that, the book is 
perfect as I could make it, and very informative.

I got to touch my first poodle guide at the reunion, and a real neat coat 
type.  felt softer but very similar to sheered sheep wool.

So happy validating, plenty more where that comes from, smile.

Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI
and Judson, guiding golden
juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Alumni Association Board
www.guidedogs.com

Dog ownership is like a rainbow.
 Puppies are the joy at one end.
 Old dogs are the treasure at the other.
Carolyn Alexander


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