[bksvol-discuss] Re: First Message from Newest Volunteer

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 17:38:21 -0800 (PST)

A very warm welcome. Kane. The book sounds very interesting.

Cindy

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--- On Tue, 1/5/10, Kane Brolin <kbrolin65@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Kane Brolin <kbrolin65@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] First Message from Newest Volunteer
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 6:27 AM
> 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
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