I may actually get there, but I still have a few scanned medical word books to upload, eventually. I need to convert them to RTF first and get all the pertinent info in one place. Rose Combs rosecombs@xxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Julie Morales Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 5:12 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Marissa's list Hi, Rose. I think this is true for all of us. There are plenty of books up there, but some of them would probably put me to sleep before I even discovered whether there was anything needing fixing, let alone actually getting around to fixing it, and as you've said, some of them are in formats I can't work with. That's the big reason why .rtf is preferable. I can't think of too many people who can't access that, although, of course, there may be some. Then, there are those that are in such poor quality that you almost know you'd end up downloading and promptly rejecting, and some of us hate to do that. I know I do...but don't hesitate to do it if I really must. Take care. Julie Morales inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Windows/MSN Messenger (but not email): mercy0421@xxxxxxxxxxx Skype: mercy0421 Yahoo: julienstarsky ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rose Combs" <rosecombs@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 10:17 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Marissa's list 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.