[bksvol-discuss] Re: Books in the Approval Queue

  • From: Valerie Maples <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 20:08:13 -0500

I had about 20 of min scans and proofs go through; probably about half of my 
backlog since mid-August.

I do not envy carrie and the many, many hats she wears, but especially at text 
book time!

We are trying to get our hands on more leveled readers and add to early reading 
opportunities, but not being able to easily have them stand out for searches is 
frustrating, teachers tell us.  It would be nice if there was a category and 
then an additional search option to help early readers build measurable skills.


On Oct 14, 2011, at 2:06 PM, Christina wrote:

> Hi.
> I'd be interested in an answer to this also.  Some of my scans have been in 
> the approval queue for more than six weeks.
> Here's hoping they'll be added to the collectionsoon.  *Smile*
> Christina
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Evan Reese
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 3:01 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Halloween Books and the Approval Queue
> For three years so far, Lissi and I have done quite a few books for many of 
> the Holidays, including Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and 
> Halloween. We have one Halloween book waiting on the Approval queue now, and 
> another is being proofread. But we have several more short ones that I can 
> scan. We are not sure, however, whether we should do them at this time or 
> not. Given the lengthy Approval queue, with 321 books at the time of 
> checking, we're wondering whether they would be approved in time for people 
> to read them before Halloween, even if approvals resume tomorrow. (I don't 
> know how fast books can be approved.) Could Bookshare give us any indication 
> as to when volunteer books will once again be added to the collection?
> Thanks much.
> I made an offhand remark to Lissi the other day that I haven't seen this kind 
> of approval drought since our humorous friend Gustavo was around. Some of you 
> who've been here a long time might appreciate the joke.
> Evan

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