[bksvol-discuss] Re: Credit Suggestion

  • From: Denise Thompson <deniset@xxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 07 May 2010 10:49:52 -0700

Well, when it comes down to it, there is also a big difference in scanning and proofing childrens books than doing fiction books. Most childrens' books are less than 50 pages. Some a lot less. That takes a whole lot less time than average novels of 200 plus pages. Personally I think there should be a different credit amount for kids books verses adult books also. It seems that once we start down that slope, though it starts getting very complicated and more difficult for book share to track. And the credits are a tocon anyway. It doesn't have any reference to actual hours spent, etc. Each of us can scan or proof the same book and it takes us different time amounts depending on equipment, software and skill- whether you have sight or not, etc. It's hard to know where the cut-offs should be if we start assigning differing amounts of credits for different categories of books.


At 02:51 AM 5/6/2010, you wrote:
I was talking to another BookShare member and I was saying I think nonfiction books should be worth more credits to the validator/submitter. For one, they tend to be longer. For another, they often contain charts, diagrams, section headings, indices, etc. Many special features that need special handling. Thirdly, they are more difficult to obtain short of purchasing your own copy. I think people don't touch them immediately because of the time-consuming nature of validating them. Just a thought.

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