[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 07:04:17 -0800


They will go into an archive but they won't go to outsources.


From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
On Behalf Of Melissa Smith [mdsmith25@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 7:02 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Announcement: Changes to Wish List and Books 
Being Scanned List

Thanks to Cindy for all of her work on these lists.
I noticed that wishes will remain on the list for 3 months. What will
happen to them after that? Will they go to the outsourcers, or will
there be nothing done with them?

Melissa Smith

On 1/31/2011 8:02 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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