[bksvol-discuss] Re: Marissa's list

  • From: "Rose Combs" <rosecombs@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 10:17:08 -0700

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

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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Marissa's list


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,
validating it almost immediately, and then having it in the collection
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
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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