[bksvol-discuss] Re: Bookshare reaches 24,000 Books - some category info

  • From: "Estelnalissi" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 18:11:01 -0400

Dear Janice and Gerald,

It's inspiring to be updated on the number of books in the collection. A 
thousand books before 2006 sounds like a tall order. Would any of you who enjoy 
statistics and are good at research be willing to find out how long it took to 
add the previous thousand titles, as in going from 23 to 24 thousand books? 

Thanks, Gerald, for the good news that we've reached 24 thousand.

Janice, I loved your post listing the number of books in the various 
categories. I love contemplating numbers, comparing categories and being happy 
that some of my favorites are well stocked. I'll be referring to your list from 
time to time. Thank you again for compiling and sending it. 

Always With Love,

Lissi
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Janice Carter 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 8:32 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Bookshare reaches 24,000 Books - some category 
info 


  This will give you a rough idea of books in the collection by category..



  Bookshare.org Books by Categories



  
Animals...............................................................................................................................................
 757

  Art and 
Architecture...........................................................................................................................
 98

  Biographies and 
Memoirs...........................................................................................................
 1,649

  Business and 
Finance.....................................................................................................................
 294

  Children's 
Books...........................................................................................................................
 2,478

  Computers and 
Internet..................................................................................................................
 775

  Cooking, Food and 
Wine...............................................................................................................
 161

  
Disability-Related..............................................................................................................................
 547

  
Entertainment....................................................................................................................................
 246

  Gay and 
Lesbian..............................................................................................................................
 523

  Health, Mind and 
Body....................................................................................................................
 686

  
History.............................................................................................................................................
 2,545

  Home and 
Garden..............................................................................................................................
 56

  
Horror.................................................................................................................................................
 314

  Literature and 
Fiction...................................................................................................................
 9,073

  
Military................................................................................................................................................
 483

  Mystery and 
Thrillers....................................................................................................................
 3,446

  
Nonfiction.......................................................................................................................................
 5,446

  Outdoors and 
Nature.......................................................................................................................
 293

  Parenting and 
Family......................................................................................................................
 369

  
Poetry.................................................................................................................................................
 343

  Professional and 
Technical............................................................................................................
 366

  
Reference..........................................................................................................................................
 416

  Religion and 
Spirituality...............................................................................................................
 1,268

  
Romance........................................................................................................................................
 1,572

  
Science..............................................................................................................................................
 470

  Science Fiction and 
Fantasy.....................................................................................................
 3,665

  
Self-Help.............................................................................................................................................
 516

  
Sports.................................................................................................................................................
 163

  
Teens..................................................................................................................................................
 867

  Textbooks and Educational 
Materials...........................................................................................
 950

  
Travel..................................................................................................................................................
 173

  
Westerns............................................................................................................................................
 262





  Janice

  -----Original Message-----
  From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gary Petraccaro
  Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 2:48 PM
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Bookshare reaches 24,000 Books



  What are the percentages in the various categories?

  Does anybody know?



    ----- Original Message ----- 

    From: Gerald Hovas 

    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

    Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 4:54 PM

    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Bookshare reaches 24,000 Books



    Gustavo doesn't show it on Bookshare's home page yet, but I happened to do a
    couple of searches using the Advanced Search page  earlier and found that
    the collection has 23,774 books in English and 274 books in Spanish.  That's
    a total of 24,048 books in the collection.  That leabes three and a half
    months to break the goal of 25,000 by the end of the year.

    Gerald

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