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

  • From: "Amy Goldring Tajalli" <agoldringtajalli@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 18:15:35 -0400

: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is available from Bookshare on Daisy.  It 
is great so enjoy it.  Even if you have seen the movie you won't be 
disappointed and vice versa.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Carrie Karnos 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2006 5:17 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Books on the Step 1 Page

  It's in the Bookshare collection, but I suggest you make mockingbird one word 
instead of two.


  estin <estin@xxxxxxx> wrote:
    Does any one know whare I can get to kill a mocking bird

    > ----- Original Message -----
    >From: juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
    >To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" >Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 15:12:58 -0400 
    >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

    >----- Original Message -----
    >From: "Lora" >To: >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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