[bksvol-discuss] Re: Marissa's list

  • From: Mike Pietruk <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 07:35:20 -0400 (EDT)


I often wondered why the list never indicated whether a book was out for 
validating or awaiting the final administrator approval.
My hunch was that, due to the administrative backlog that at times had 
hundreds of books queued, it might have been somewhat embarrassing.
Better, from a pr standpoint, to blend the two.
The ultimate goal, as I see it, is to have a book uploaded today, someone 
validating it almost immediately, and then having it in the collection by 
day's end.

This week, I saw this nearly happen with a book or 2.  I picked up 
something up Sunday evening after it had been uploaded earlier in the day, 
and by Tuesday it was part of the collection.
A book which I had submitted about 10 or so days ago became part of the 
collection by week's end.
That is Bookshare working at its finest -- people scanning, volunteers 
validating quickly, and administrative approvals in a timely manner.

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