NLS. Web braille. RFBD. Talking Book from NLS. At 10:59 PM 8/19/2006, you wrote:
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----- Original Message ----- From: juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 15:12:58 -0400 (EDT) Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Books on the Step 1 Page
I also sent Kerry some "doosies" for her as I couldn't conquerethem and Ihoped, smile that Kerri would take them on.
Actually the Better IEP book is mine and I am so glad that she isattackingit along with the White House book.
I usually prevalidate my scans and usually submit things peoplehaveexpressed an interest in in the past or something that is lackingon thesight. Am working on animal and craft books right now.
And Boating and Sailing as this is an interest of mine.
Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI and Judson, guiding golden juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Lora" <loravara@xxxxxxxxxxx To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 11:52 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Books on the Step 1 Page
I know that Jake and others have mentioned that they would liketo see theStep 1 page cleared out. It was suggested that some of the bookssubmittedweren't popular, because of the time they lingered on the Step 1page, andit was implied that because of this, despite numerous suchsubmissions, thebooks weren't all that useful.
First of all, I would prefer never to see the Step 1 page clearedout. Tome, this would suggest that we're not submitting enough books tokeep thevalidators busy. I hope that Bookshare never experiences thisfate, as themajority of the books I now read come from Bookshare. NLS, RFBand othersuch sources are distant seconds. Keep submitting books, andhopefullywe'll develop a rhythm, a steady flow that always has booksrolling off thestep 1 page, while others roll on. There are some instances whencompletingeverything on your plate is good, but I'm not convinced that thisis such aninstance.
I don't know where Carrie gets all of her books, but at least afew of themhave come from me. They're very specific, books for businessanalysts, andit's likely that very few people would want to read them. I snagthem whenthey come up, and often hold on to them for quite some time,until I havetime to make sure they're in really good shape. If other usersthen submitvery special interest books, and expect others to validate theminstead ofrealizing that since they're of such narrow interest they'll haveto do itthemselves, then it's possible that many books Carrie scans wouldlinger onthe Step 1 page. I don't know how many books this applies to, sopleaseunderstand I'm not quoting a statistic, just pointing out apossiblescenario.
And sometimes books linger for other reasons. I have a LaurellK. Hamilton,Anita Blake book, sitting on my hard drive. It will probablyonly take afew hours to validate, as the scan is excellent, but I've notbeen in arush. Why? Because I approved Guilty Pleasures, the first bookin thatseries, positively ages ago, and it's still in the admin queue.Perhapsit's my own bias, but I figure, why rush it? People will want toread thebooks 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 tooccasionallyvalidate books you're not interested in. I've validated awestern romance,a few textbooks, and some Hooked On Phonics Books, none of whichare of anyinterest to me. And trust me, the western romance is at the verybottom ofthe heap of things I want to read.
And if the books linger, so be it. After all, maybe one daysomeone will belooking for a book, and discover it hiding on the Step 1 page.
Only my two cents. Everyone's Bookshare experience, andphilosophy, willdiffer.
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