Hi Christina!Good for you! We need high-quality text to read. There is no excuse with so many capable volunteers who are willing to take care both scanning and proofreading. It's a waste of time to work with a schlocked-through scan.
Debby At 06:31 PM 1/1/2010, Christina wrote
And if the next copy isn't a drastic improvement, file another report. Seriously.I filed a book quality report and one of the outsourcing groups processed the BSO. A BSO which was full of scannos and had bits of text missing. So, I filed a second report.Christina ----- Original Message ----- From: <mailto:solsticesinger@xxxxxxxxx>solsticesinger To: <mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 4:17 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen HopkinsBook quality report will be filed. Hopefully, it will be rescanned, or reproofed, or something to make it more readable.----- Original Message ----- From: <mailto:lynnskyi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>Lynn I To: <mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 3:02 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins I hope you filed a Book Quality Report on it. *smile* Blessings. Lynnsky ----------From: <mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of solsticesingerSent: Friday, January 01, 2010 2:58 PM To: <mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Comments on Impulse by Ellen HopkinsI just finished reading Impulse by Ellen Hopkins, which was added to the collection by an outsourcing group in Africa. This is one of the worst outsourced scans I've seen. In fact, I wonder if anyone bothered to proof it at all.The book switched point of view often, and there was no indication of this in the scan. Therefore, it was impossible to know which character was speaking at any given time. In fact, due to the lack of headers, it was impossible to determine how many narrators even existed.I saw several very common scanning errors that could have been fixed, if only the book had been read through. "hail" for "hall" is an example.I really looked forward to reading this book, but was sorely disappointed by the scan. It really does need to be redone, IMO.No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.comVersion: 9.0.725 / Virus Database: 270.14.124/2596 - Release Date: 01/01/10 03:20:00No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.comVersion: 9.0.725 / Virus Database: 270.14.124/2598 - Release Date: 01/03/10 03:41:00
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