[bksvol-discuss] Correct case in titles

  • From: Tony Baechler <bookshare@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 22:58:22 -0700

At 11:12 AM 4/28/04 -0500, you wrote:

I've always done titles as I was taught to do them in school; first word and
all important words with first letter capitalized, prepositions and articles
etc. in lowercase. But I don't think the search engine cares, so it
shouldn't affect being able to find a book.

No, but sighted people do. In all seriousness, I have tried to get various authors to donate their books. I have been successful on one occasion with the Starman books. Anyway, I promise you that they look at the site very carefully before deciding to submit titles. It is very, very important to have correct titles, authors, synopsis, etc. I think at least one author was turned off because this information didn't look good enough to him. Again, I am not trying to pick on anyone here, and I know that I sometimes forget to check titles on validated books myself, but please keep in mind that the public do look at the site with a critical eye. This could affect other things also, like grants, getting new members, other institutions donating books, etc. Please try to keep in mind that someone is watching you indirectly. Your effort, or lack thereof, shows. Thanks again, and I know that this doesn't imply to many of you here. Even when scans are less than perfect and things are not as good as we would like, I still appreciate the many people who scan books and submit them.

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