Yes, but do these numbers take into account the recent donation of 25,000
pre-revolutionary Czarist manuscripts donated by the Hermitage in
Russia? While I'm on that topic, does Thor, being named for a Norse god,
understand the subtleties of the Slavic expressions present in these documents?
No joke. Given that we have to add 300,000 titles to our collection within a year, we need to simplify the processes as much as possible. While we will still be trusting the remote volunteer community to help with the US English and Spanish book collection, in-house resources will be very busy elsewhere.
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jill O'Connell
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 8:57 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Announcement
I can appreciate Bookshare's problems but when your computers make the decisions instead of validators, that's when we get books with lots of words missing as well as words broken up that shouldn't be. I would like to think your announcement was an April Fool joke.