[bksvol-discuss] Re: Guidelines for prep of books for submission?

  • From: Mike Pietruk <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 17:23:58 -0400 (EDT)


The problem is that while the Daisy tags are likely preserved for audio 
purposes,, the textual information is lost when the files are read via a 
screen reader.
What makes reading the Daisy files preferable to reading the .brf ones is 
that the supplied page breaks are retained rather than the synthetic ones 
that are a result of .brf conversion.
Perhaps the classic example of a destroyed book, from attempting to find 
things using K1000 or a screen reader, is the cookbook recently uploaded 
by Charlene Oto where the stripper removed headers which indicated what a 
page contained recipewise.
One of my recent submissions, John Ortberg's
"If you want to walk on Water, you've got to get out of the boat" lost 
many of its chapter identifiers.
What is needed, as I see it, is the book exactly as submitted by the 
validator when returning the book to BookShare.
Perhaps it could be as a 6th file in the Daisy download package.

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