[bksvol-discuss] Re: Dealing with Photos & Captions

  • From: "Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 18:02:35 -0500

Thanks, Pavi. smile. I totally agree - this list has a great amount of wisdom that I've tapped many times now in my time as a validator!


Judy s.

Pavi Mehta wrote:
Point taken Judy.
Just talked to Carrie about this she immediately said that it would of course 
be better to use square brackets instead.
Thank you for alerting us!

Is great to have "the wisdom of many" play into the standardization process 
like this...

All good things,

Pavi Mehta
Volunteer Coordinator, Bookshare

Benetech 480 S. California Ave., Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA
Phone:  +1 650 644-3459
pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxx

www.benetech.org
The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving Humanity A Nonprofit Organization




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Pavi,

A thought regarding this. Angle brackets are used to encase html tags. Programs like Word sometimes recognize them as such, and browsers certainly do. What happens when you have angle brackets to encase text in this fashion when you create an html file from a Daisy extraction? I've been using square brackets like [ and ] just for this reason.

Judy s.
Pavi Mehta wrote:
Thanks for making that important clarification Bob!

And to respond to Devorah -- angle brackets was what Carrie put forward as a 
standardized method. If there is a preference among the volunteers to use 
square brackets instead I don't think she would have a problem with changing 
that at this point -- but ultimately we'd like to put forward one or the other 
as the standard, and not deviate from it.

All good things,

Pavi Mehta
Volunteer Coordinator, Bookshare

Benetech 480 S. California Ave., Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA
Phone:  +1 650 644-3459
pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxx

www.benetech.org
The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving Humanity A Nonprofit Organization



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Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 3:07 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Dealing with Photos & Captions

Those using screen readers will note that their screen reader says "less" for the left angle bracket, and "greater" for the right angle bracket.

Bob
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Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 5:02 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Dealing with Photos & Captions


Hi Marilyn and Lori,

Thanks for writing for clarification -- here's an example:

<Photo caption: The author outside his childhood home, 1978>

The keystroke used for the angle brackets are the shift key with the comma key for the open bracket
And the shift key with the period key for the close bracket.

Hope this helps!

Beautiful day,

Pavi Mehta
Volunteer Coordinator, Bookshare

Benetech
480 S. California Ave., Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA
Phone: +1 650 644-3459

pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxx

www.benetech.org

The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving Humanity
A Nonprofit Organization






-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Marilyn Beasley
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 2:14 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Dealing with Photos & Captions

Hi, Pavi.

I don't understand where the actual words "Photo caption:" go --
inside or outside the
angle brackets?  Could you show me a small sample?

Marilyn


On Jul 16, 2008, at 4:30 PM, Pavi Mehta wrote:

Hi All,

In a recent exchange with a volunteer, the question of how to deal
with photos and captions came up. I talked to Carrie to see if she
had a particular approach that we could then try and standardize
across the board (with such things there tend to be no right or
wrong methods but it would be great to slowly but surely try to
develop a uniformity of approach)

Here are the guidelines Carrie put forward for such cases:

* Remove the photos

* Retain the caption text.

* Separate it from the rest of the text with angle brackets <>

* Precede the text of the caption with "Photo caption:" to make it
clear what the text is.

Let me know if there are any questions regarding this.

Also -- if there are other areas where you think we need to
formulate a standardized approach please let me know -- and we can
start working on them. (These sort of things are really helpful to
start clarifying as we work on making the scanning and validation
manual more comprehensive and complete).

All good things,
Pavi Mehta
Volunteer Coordinator, Bookshare

Benetech
480 S. California Ave., Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA
Phone:  +1 650 644-3459

pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxx

www.benetech.org

The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving Humanity
A Nonprofit Organization





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