Your'e right. Nice letter. Cindy --- Lora <loravara@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I know that Jake and others have mentioned that they > would like to see the > Step 1 page cleared out. It was suggested that some > of the books submitted > weren't popular, because of the time they lingered > on the Step 1 page, and > it was implied that because of this, despite > numerous such submissions, the > books weren't all that useful. > > First of all, I would prefer never to see the Step 1 > page cleared out. To > me, this would suggest that we're not submitting > enough books to keep the > validators busy. I hope that Bookshare never > experiences this fate, as the > majority of the books I now read come from > Bookshare. NLS, RFB and other > such sources are distant seconds. Keep submitting > books, and hopefully > we'll develop a rhythm, a steady flow that always > has books rolling off the > step 1 page, while others roll on. There are some > instances when completing > everything on your plate is good, but I'm not > convinced that this is such an > instance. > > I don't know where Carrie gets all of her books, but > at least a few of them > have come from me. They're very specific, books for > business analysts, and > it's likely that very few people would want to read > them. I snag them when > they come up, and often hold on to them for quite > some time, until I have > time to make sure they're in really good shape. If > other users then submit > very special interest books, and expect others to > validate them instead of > realizing that since they're of such narrow interest > they'll have to do it > themselves, then it's possible that many books > Carrie scans would linger on > the Step 1 page. I don't know how many books this > applies to, so please > understand I'm not quoting a statistic, just > pointing out a possible > scenario. > > And sometimes books linger for other reasons. I > have a Laurell K. Hamilton, > Anita Blake book, sitting on my hard drive. It will > probably only take a > few hours to validate, as the scan is excellent, but > I've not been in a > rush. Why? Because I approved Guilty Pleasures, > the first book in that > series, positively ages ago, and it's still in the > admin queue. Perhaps > it's my own bias, but I figure, why rush it? People > will want to read the > books in order, so I'll do this one once the first > book goes up. > > As to clearing out step 1, a suggestion, then, would > be to occasionally > validate books you're not interested in. I've > validated a western romance, > a few textbooks, and some Hooked On Phonics Books, > none of which are of any > interest to me. And trust me, the western romance > is at the very bottom of > the heap of things I want to read. > > And if the books linger, so be it. After all, maybe > one day someone will be > looking for a book, and discover it hiding on the > Step 1 page. > > Only my two cents. Everyone's Bookshare experience, > and philosophy, will > differ. > > Lora > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.