Hi, Susan. I don't have a problem with people doing what you and Larry are doing by scanning a volume with several novels in it. That isn't what I was trying to say. My concern is that two wish list request messages have been posted this week asking for books that are already in the collection. I don't know if people are forgetting to look for the books on Bookshare first or if they're having a problem searching for the books they want to read. If it's the latter, we need to work on explaining how to use search so people can find the books they want. If that's the issue, education and support will solve it fairly easily. I'm a person who values using resources wisely. I know that isn't everyone's cup of tea. Knowing how people sometimes respond to book requests, I worry that a volunteer will take on a wish list request only to find that it's rejected for already being on Bookshare. In fact, I know of three cases of this occurring in the past six weeks. This means that both a submitter and validater wasted their time working on a book that was ultimately rejected. I know that each of these people could have stopped the process by checking the collection first, so I'm not blaming anyone personally. It just seems like a sad waste of our resources to me when our man/woman power is fairly small. Since I don't want to burden Grandma Cindy further, I guess there is no way to deal with this except to remind volunteers to check the collection before buying and scanning a book request. The other suggestion I have is to check for both the title and author since the spelling of the author's name in the wish list request is sometimes incorrect. -- Monica Willyard Visit my blog at http://www.scannersguild.com 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.