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

  • From: "Kim Friedman" <kimfri11@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:17:57 -0800

Hi, Scott, I think Cindy should be rewarded for her hard work. I don't know if 
she has been, but I think it's high time. She has our thanks (including mine). 
People on both Bookshare lists appreciate her work, her kindness, and her 
conscientiousness. Regards, Kim Friedman.

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


Misha,

There is an academic tradition called a "Festschrift." The definition is " A 
volume of learned articles or essays by colleagues and admirers, serving as a 
tribute or memorial especially to a scholar." I think one appropriate award for 
Cindy would be for all those who have been supported by her to write her 
privately - or honor her publicly on the list - telling her just how much her 
work has meant to them.

I do think this list could write volumes on that topic!

Scott Rains
Benetech Fellow

On 1/31/11 8:50 AM, "Mike" <mlsestak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>There should be a bookshare lifetime achievement award for Cindy!
>
>Misha
>
>
>On 1/31/2011 6:02 AM, Scott Rains wrote:
>> Volunteers,
>>
>> "Grandma" Cindy has been the dynamo behind the Wish List and Books 
>>Being 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 to 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 personal wish list! A big Thank You to Cindy from 
>>all of us.
>>
>> Earlier I announced that Collection Development would be thinning out 
>>the Wish List at the end of January. The first part of that project 
>>has begun with 61 non-fiction books being removed from the Wish List 
>>and passed over to our vendors to complete. Attached is that list in 
>>both Word and Excel. A second similar-sized group of fiction books 
>>will follow shortly. Again, thank you Cindy for the hours you spend 
>>making sure we had an exhaustive list to work from for this task.
>>
>> Over the next several months more automation will be used to maintain 
>>the Wish List and Books Being Scanned List. For example, it is now 
>>necessary to send an email to one of the following to addresses to get 
>>on the list. 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 
>>Bookshare Volunteer Discussion List and update the wiki once during 
>>February. As we work put the inevitable glitches in the new process 
>>posting and updates will become more frequent.
>>
>> Scott Rains
>> Benetech Fellow
>>
>>
>>
>>
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