[bksvol-discuss] Re: Fair Quality Scans: No Longer Accepted

  • From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Claire O'Brian <claireo@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 18:11:15 -0800 (PST)

YAAAY! Wonderful!!! You guys are great, to listen to
and accept ideas from us when they are good!!! And
that should certainly cause some people to improve
their scans if they want to earn their memberships.


--- Claire O'Brien <claire.o@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Dear Bookshare Volunteers:
> In our ongoing effort to raise the quality standard
> of the reading 
> experience at Bookshare.org, we are happy to
> announce that 'Fair'
> quality scans will no longer be accepted. We feel
> that in order to honor 
> our commitment to offer the best reading experience
> possible for the 
> print-disabled community, scanned books must now
> meet the minimum 
> quality standard of 'Good' (98.6-99.3% words
> recognized by our quality rating and dictionary). 
> Our collection is largely built from our volunteer
> community, and we 
> value the contributions from each of our supporters.
> We hope that this 
> decision will improve the Bookshare.org experience
> for both our readers 
> and volunteers.
> For helpful hints on how to produce better scans,
> please browse the 
> following resources:
> The Volunteer Manual (soon be renamed the Scanning
> and Validation 
> Manual): http://www.bookshare.org/web/VMMain.html
> Friends of Bookshare web page:
> www.friendsofbookshare.org
> Jake's web page: www.jbrownell.com/bks/
> Sincerely,
> Claire O'Brien
> Collection Development Manager, Bookshare
> Benetech
> 480 S. California Ave., Suite 201
> Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA
> claireo@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> www.bookshare.org
> The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving
> Humanity
> A Nonprofit Organization

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