[bksvol-discuss] Re: A wish list suggestion

  • From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 16:51:37 -0800 (PST)

Unfortunately, it's only recently that I've started to
keep track of who requests what. I've also started to
put brief synopses with the fiction titles, but that
doesn't help you, probably. I think I've started to
put genre, which should help; if I haven't, I will,
for new  requests--that way you can search for
fantasy, children's, young adult, sci fi, etc. Some
are hard to categorize.

Sometimes I assume certain authors are known for what
they write, e.g., a lot of the children's authors. The
nonfiction titles are pretty self-explanatory.

The list is divided into Fiction and nonfiction, but
that's about it.

You are wonderful for taking books from the Wish List
to scan--probably the best--and anything I can do to
make it easier for you to find what you might like I'd
be happy to do. I'll try to be more consistent in
putting in the genre. If there are particular authors
or genres you're interested in, or particular kinds of
nonfiction (conservative? history? liberal? religion?)
let me know and perhaps I can send you a list offlist.


--- Donna Smith <donnafsmith@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi all, and those in particular who maintain the
> wish list.  
> I have a bit of trouble, mostly from lack of
> patience, in poking through the
> whole wish list to pick something to scan because it
> is so long.  Might it
> be possible to institute some suggested policies
> around requesting books for
> the list such as:  
> 1.    Only three requests for each individual
> 2.    If something stays on the list forever and the
> individual requesting
> wants to request something new, then s/he would drop
> off a previous request
> in order to add a new one
> 3.    As requests get filled, then the individual can
> replace them with
> new requests
> Perhaps this would be an administrative nightmare
> since it's all done
> voluntarily anyway, so just ignore if it's not
> possible to implement.  I'd
> just thought I'd offer some ideas to make it a
> little more manageable.  I
> might scan more from it if it wasn't so daunting to
> look through it.  
> Thanks for everyone's work in making all this
> happen.
> Donna

WISH LIST (called Requested Additions To The Bookshare Collection)is available 

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