[bksvol-discuss] Re: Confused!

  • From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2005 16:48:43 -0400

Oh, Lee, you are going to be a valuable asset, smile.

Normally the pictures, are just typed in descriptions.  And the text that I 
or another volunteer can't get to scan, well, smile.

But this is great, as a lot of the Caldecott books are hard on the poor 

Yeah, smile, another sighted volunteer.

Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Advisory Council

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stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.

      -- Vance Havner
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pascha Lea" <pascha2u@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 2:50 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Confused!


Thanks to Cindy and everyone who has responded. I
think this is clearing things up for me. The book I
recently validated, and that I royally messed up is
"Cat's Eye" by Margaret Atwood. I guarantee all the
text is beautiful, but I totally ruined it by removing
all page breaks, page numbers, etc. Boo hoo :( I also
don't have the hard copy anymore as I returned it to
the library - although I'm sure I could easily get it
again if I could get it back somehow. I still have my
own copy of it - but I assume I can't 're-submit' it
as a 're-validation', can I?

I'm now in the process of 'correcting' all my
exhuberant removal of various page breaks from the
book I'm currently working on. It's "Lioness Rampant"
by Tamora Pierce - book four of the young adult's
series "The Song of the Lioness".

My husband is not yet a member, mainly because he's
been too busy (lazy?) to finish his subscription. I
always considered this a volunteer effort anyway -
it's something I enjoy doing, and I love books.

I would be happy to help in any way I can with
books/pictures/descriptions as long as it doesn't
require the use of a scanner. If it's a matter of
retyping unscannable stuff - I type about 60-70 words
per minute and I'm happy to retype a few pages
(although retyping entire books might get a bit
tedious :) ) I am happy to do descriptions as well.

Thanks again everyone,


--- Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Lea,
> I can't answer all your questions, but yes, you
> should
> put inpage breaks. As of March 31 bookshare was gong
> to reject books that didn't have them.  You won't
> get
> the rejection, but the submitter will. You may want
> to
> post what the books were. Then the submitter, if
> he/she gets the rejectionslip, can re-submit, and
> you
> can download and fix the book and upload it again.
> Is your husband a member? If so, and you upload the
> books in his name he can get 50-cent credit for them
> toward his next year's membership.
> I'm so glad another sighted person is validating. I
> don' know how many others are, but on this list I
> don't think there are many -- Carrie, who scans, and
> possibly Anastasia. Would you like to write
> descriptions of illustrations in children's books? I
> have a list at home (I'm not home now but will be
> later today) and have a list of books that Shelley
> couldn't scan because of the colors of the pages. If
> you like, I'll send you the titles. When I do them,
> I
> pretty much copy the text and write the illustration
> descriptions, because the pages don't scan.
> CIndy
> -- Pascha Lea <pascha2u@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm relatively new to volunteering at Bookshare,
> and
> > I'm only doing validation as I don't have a
> scanner.
> >
> >
> > I've started getting hard-copies from the local
> > library when validating in order to clean up the
> > many typos/dropped words that I'm finding with the
> > books I'm validating. I'm also only validating
> > txt/rtf files because I am sighted and don't have
> > any text-readers/braille software.
> >
> > Now - here is my confusion. I was catching up on
> my
> > mailing-lists and noticed there was several long
> > discussions about chapter headers, page breaks and
> > page numbers. After reading this stuff I'm afraid
> > I've made a horrible mistake in a book or two that
> > I've validated and submitted.
> >
> > I've basically been stripping out all chapter
> > headers, page numbers and - *gulp* - page breaks,
> > because that is always how I've put together
> scanned
> > books in the past for my husband to read (he uses
> > Jaws and then just opens up the books as text
> > files). This was obviously very ignorant of me.
> >
> > I'm currently working on a book, which I've gone
> > back and added the page breaks. Do I also need to
> > add the page numbers and chapter headers? Is this
> an
> > absolute necessity?
> >
> > Help!
> >
> > Lea
> >
> >
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