[bksvol-discuss] Re: Books on the Step 1 Page

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  • Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 14:59:58 +1200

Does any one know whare I can get to kill a mocking bird

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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 conquere
them and I
hoped, smile that Kerri would take them on.

Actually the Better IEP book is mine and I am so glad that she is
it along with the White House book.


I usually prevalidate my scans and usually submit things people
expressed an interest in in the past or something that is lacking
on the
sight. 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
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Alumni Association Board

Dog ownership is like a rainbow.
Puppies are the joy at one end.
Old dogs are the treasure at the other.
Carolyn Alexander

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From: "Lora" <loravara@xxxxxxxxxxx
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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 like
to see the
Step 1 page cleared out. It was suggested that some of the books
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
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
everything on your plate is good, but I'm not convinced that this
is such an

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
understand I'm not quoting a statistic, just pointing out a

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.
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
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



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