[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 09:07:10 -0800


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!
>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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