[bksvol-discuss] Re: BSO-ing

  • From: Melissa Smith <mdsmith25@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 09:12:15 -0600

I didn't actually mean to just look at the percentage in the ranked spelling. I meant actually looking at the list of misspellings. I just find it easier to quickly look at the list than to do an actual spell check. I suppose I should have clarified a bit more.

Melissa Smith

On 2/21/2011 3:31 PM, Grace Pires wrote:

I agree that you have to look at more than the ranking number to make a decision. When I use K1000 to check on a book, I look for single letters as well as broken words. And of course a little spot checking.

*From:* bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Evan Reese
*Sent:* Monday, February 21, 2011 11:52 AM
*To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
*Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: BSO-ing

The only way I know is to download it and do some spot checking. I suppose you could do a ranked spelling and see what the percentage is, but that could be misleading if there are a lot of proper names and special words, as SF and Fantasy have. If a book is of poor quality, it won't take long to find out just reading here and there around the book.


    ----- Original Message -----

    *From:* Gary Petraccaro <mailto:garyp130@xxxxxxxxxxx>

    *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    *Sent:* Monday, February 21, 2011 12:51 AM

    *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] BSO-ing

    I'm going through my shelves preparing books to be donated to a
    local library.  I don't want to donate a book just to find out
    that I should have bso-ed it.  We all know that some books were
    called excellent when they aren't by current standards.  Is there
    a quick way to figure out if a book needs bso-ing.


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