Yes, but then again, last time I looked, nearly four weeks ago I saw books on the step one page that have been there since forever that never get touched. Of course, a few of them I would not ever consider validating because the subject matter is just not up my alley, and a few are in the open book format so I cannot touch them, but I know there are some books that have been there for a very long time. I have not checked recently due to obtaining a new computer trying to get it set up to my liking and a scanner issue that I finally resolved. Rose Combs rosecombs@xxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Pietruk Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 4:35 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Marissa's list Cindy 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.