[bksvol-discuss] Re: JUNE 30 books added to collection

  • From: "Katie Star" <kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2006 15:22:59 -0700

HI Cindy, 

Yes, this is what seems to be happening. Because the submitters are all
Bookshare as if they came through another source than a Bookshare member.
Some kind of description is helpful. 


Katie Hill 
Miracles happen not in opposition to Nature, but in opposition to

what we know of Nature.

-St. Augustine

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Cindy
Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2006 11:46 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: JUNE 30 books added to collection

I think, too, that perhaps a large number of these
newly added books are from somewhere other than
volunteers, perhaps schools or publishers. When I go
to delete them from the being-validated or awaiting-
validation list they aren't on them, nor are they on
the admin q. Maybe the other sources don't bother with
summaries. I've been going to mhy library online
catalogs and amazon to get summaries of books I think
I might be interested in to validate.

Cindy



--- Pratik patel <pratikp1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Katie,
> 
> As far as the descriptions go, Bookshare does not
> have much control on the
> amount of descriptions supplied for the book.  I,
> and others, have noticed
> the quality/quantity of descriptions decreasing for
> the last few months.
> Volunteers have the option of changing and improving
> the quality of
> descriptions when validating books.  If descriptions
> do not exist,
> validators can also add such information.
> 
> HTH.
> 
> Pratik
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Katie Star
> Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2006 12:02 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: JUNE 30 books added to
> collection
> 
> Hello Cindy and all:)
> 
> I was browsing the new books last night before my
> downloadable total renewed
> and I noticed a number of books that appear to be
> put up by bookshare that
> didn't have any kind of descriptions. Any reason for
> this? 
> 
> Also Scott, your suggestion was a good one and I was
> just commenting on it.
> I do like the idea that we focus on getting the step
> 1 down to a reasonable
> number. I think there are still a few there that I
> remember being there form
> when I joined. 
> 
> Again all and all bookshare is a totally great
> service and I am sure the
> glory days of this site are still ahead thanks to
> everyone here!!!! Even
> with my somewhat eclectic taste in books I do see
> others putting books up
> that are on my future reading list. Thanks everyone!
> So many books so little
> time....:) WE should be so inconvenienced. 
> 
> Have a happy fourth everyone! 
> 
> 
> Katie Hill 
> Miracles happen not in opposition to Nature, but in
> opposition to
> 
> what we know of Nature.
> 
> -St. Augustine
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Cindy
> Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 11:36 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx;
> bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; Shayla
> Key Parker
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] JUNE 30 books added to
> collection
> 
> A lot of books were added to the collection today
> (and
> as Jake said, Twelve Sharp is back). Many seem to be
> in some alphabetical order, i.e., e's and f's--this
> time I did not alphabetize them myself. And four
> classics that were sitting in the administrator's
> queue are among them. 
> 
> 
> Flirt Coach   by Peta Heskell
> Flight Lessons        by Patricia Gaffney
> Five Little Pigs      by Charles Osborne, Agatha
> Christie
> The First Cut : A Novel of Suspense   by Peter
> Robinson
> Fire Your Boss        by Mark Levine, Stephen M. Pollan
> Finger Prints         by Barbara Delinsky
> Final Appeal  by Lisa Scottoline
> Falls the Shadow      by William Lashner
> The Falls     by Joyce Carol Oates
> An Ex to Grind        by Jane Heller
> Exit Wounds   by J. A. Jance
> Exile's Return        by Raymond E. Feist
> Excavation    by James Rollins
> Evil Under the Sun    by Charles Osborne, Agatha
> Christie
> Every Which Way But Dead      by Kim Harrison
> Everywhere That Mary Went     by Lisa Scottoline
> Every Secret Thing    by Laura Lippman
> Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from
> Daughters and Sons by Tim Russert
> The Cold Moon: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery
> Deaver
> David Copperfield     by Charles Dickens
> Robinson Crusoe       by Daniel Defoe
> Call of the Wild      by Jack London
> Carlos Carusi         by El maestro
> VOIP: Internet Linking for Radio Amateurs     by
> Jonathan
> Taylor
> Even The Wicked       by Lawrence Block
> Monsignor Quixote     by Graham Greene
> Dark Side of the Moon         by Sherrilyn Kenyon
> Final Gambit (Hardy Boys Casefiles #62)       by Franklin
> W. Dixon
> Grave Danger (Hardy Boys Casefiles #61)       by Franklin
> W. Dixon
> Deadfall (Hardy Boys Casefiles #60)   by Franklin W.
> Dixon
> Height of Danger (Hardy Boys Casefiles #56)   by
> Franklin W. Dixon
> Web of Horror (Hardy Boys Casefiles #53)      by
> Franklin
> W. Dixon
> The Mystery of the Missing Cat (Boxcar Children #42)
> by Gertrude Chandler Warner
> Off Season    by Jack Ketchum
> Love, Zena Beth       by Diane Salvatore
> Twelve Sharp  by Janet Evanovich
> Forever And The Night         by Laura DeHart Young
> 
> This list is taken with his permission,  from Jake's
> list of books added today..
> Below the list are the URLs to Jake's site, which
> has
> a lot of interesting and useful lists.
> 
> Jake's page with many other useful lists:
> www.jbrownell.com
> 
> TinyURL to Jake's list of English-language books
> added
> each day:  http://tinyurl.com/gmq9y
> 
> URL to Jake's list of English -language books added
> each day  
>
http://www.bookshare.org/web/BooksByAdvancedSearch.html?titl
> estring=&authorstring=&sort=4&language=en&qu
> ality=0&category%5B%5D=0&operation=submit&submit
> =Search
> 
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