[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 10:29:16 -0800

Hi, Misha, I completely agree with you on that one. Regards, Kim
Friedman.

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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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