[bksvol-discuss] Re: Announcement: Changes to Wish List and Books Being Scanned List

  • From: Scott Rains <scottr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:34:39 -0800


While we hope to someday have the kind of automation and integration that
updates the lists when a title is added we still do not. It would be a
great help if you continued your practice. Just send it to the email alias
rather than Cindy. 


On 1/31/11 9:28 AM, "Roger Loran Bailey" <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx> wrote:

>I need to thank you for two things. First, I notice one of my own wish
>items in the list of those that are being added by Bookshare. I had given
>on adding anything to the wish list myself because no one was bothering
>pick them up. Now, I just might be inspired to add other titles that are
>difficult or expensive for me to obtain or are too difficult for me to
>Second, I would like to thank you for providing attachments that I can
>actually read without worrying about having to download and learn new
>Now I have a question. My practice has been to privately inform Cindy
>one of my scans is added to the collection so that she may remove it from
>the books being scanned list. Should I now do this with the books being
>scanned list email address or, since Bookshare is managing this, is that
>information automatically picked up and so the titles will be removed
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Scott Rains" <scottr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <bks_announce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 9:02 AM
>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Announcement: Changes to Wish List and Books
>Scanned List
>> Volunteers,
>> "Grandma" Cindy has been the dynamo behind the Wish List and Books
>> Scanned List. Recently she has done a total review of the Wish List and
>> its archives. More than a "one category hero" she is also someone who
>> takes on tough proofreading jobs.
>> In 2011 one of my top priorities is to rally the resources of Benetech
>> help veteran volunteers like Cindy excel. Starting today the two lists
>> Cindy has become synonymous with will be managed in-house at Bookshare
>> and Cindy will be free to tackle the backlog of proofing on her
>> wish list! A big Thank You to Cindy from all of us.
>> Earlier I announced that Collection Development would be thinning out
>> Wish List at the end of January. The first part of that project has
>> with 61 non-fiction books being removed from the Wish List and passed
>> to our vendors to complete. Attached is that list in both Word and
>> A second similar-sized group of fiction books will follow shortly.
>> thank you Cindy for the hours you spend making sure we had an
>> list to work from for this task.
>> Over the next several months more automation will be used to maintain
>> Wish List and Books Being Scanned List. For example, it is now
>> to send an email to one of the following to addresses to get on the
>> No one will be scanning this discussion list and automatically adding
>> books as Cindy has done. At the same time, it is still a good idea to
>> mention here which books you are adding to the lists and maybe inspire
>> someone to take it to the next step.
>> Submit your notices to:
>> booksbeingscanned@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> wishlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> The Wish List format will be briefer and items will remain on it for 3
>> months. To start we will post the lists every two weeks to the
>> Volunteer Discussion List and update the wiki once during February. As
>> work put the inevitable glitches in the new process posting and updates
>> will become more frequent.
>> Scott Rains
>> Benetech Fellow
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