Kane. There is a volunteer manual on the bookshare site which describes how to set up your scans and provides lots of info. You might want to go through it a bit. You do want to keep blank pages though. -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kane Brolin Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2010 8:28 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] First Message from Newest Volunteer Hi, folks. I just signed up this week to be a Bookshare volunteer. Not that I intend to be a power contributor at this time; but I've heard about Bookshare and have wanted to scan books for long enough that I decided in the new year I need to do something about my interest and get onboard. Anyway, I'm now scanning a novel entitled "The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire," a really interesting historical fiction work by a fairly new author named C.M. Mayo whose work has not as yet been officially produced in accessible format. Since I'm not yet even a Bookshare consuming member as yet, I have a very basic question: At this point I'm scanning this book mainly for my own consumption; but when I'm done I do intend to send "The Last Prince ..." up to Bookshare. As probably often happens, my pagination doesn't exactly line up with the page numbering of the book itself. A couple of pages at the front of this book are blank, so Kurzweil never rendered them. A couple of other pages contain illustrations that obviously are not rendered, either. So does it matter that I have done 96 pages of scanning so far according to Kurzweil, but that in terms of the official book citation I'm only up to Page #91? Or does it matter that in one case I go from Page #67 to Page #70, since 68-69 are taken up with an illustration? I presume that when a book is edited, you try to make this all as consistent and accurate as possible so that future readers can make accurate citations if they're referring to a book they have read--say, in an academic paper. I am making sure that the book's official page numbers are rendered properly. So should I be concerned about how many pages my document contains compared to the book's officially published length? What I'll send is a rough draft. I know I won't have the time to do a really careful proofread. Yes, I have run across the scanning guidelines on Bookshare's Web site, and I'll look these over carefully before uploading. I'm just asking for a general principle here. Kind regards, -Kane To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.