[bksvol-discuss] Re: Duplicates

  • From: Elizabeth and Burton <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 07:52:15 -0500

The cure for this is clearly not to validate a duplicate copy unless it can be definitely shown to be a better replacement copy. That is the reason for the inclusion on the form asking if a copy already exists on bookshare. Using rank spelling available to many of us, it is possible to tell much about the overall quality of a book. Reading the copies works as well though it is time consuming.

Basically, if you know you book to specifically be in better shape than the one in bookshare, submit it with bso in the title to alert the validator. Validators need to only accept cuplicates into the collection they are absolutely certain are in better condition than the original submit. Otherwise it is simply unfair to those submitting a well created and well validated first copy of a book.


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