[bksvol-discuss] Re: More Awards for Bookshare?

  • From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 23:20:40 -0600

Marissa SAID last week they were having a meeting this week and she would
ask about in-house vols helping with validations..  How about it, Marissa?

Sue S.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mary Otten" <maryotten@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 9:24 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: More Awards for Bookshare?

I guess I'm somewhere in the middle on this discussion. Because of the heavy
validation backlog, I'd like it a lot if some of the in house volunteers
would be interested, if they could pitch in on the validation side, since
it clearly generally involves a whole lot more time than what was initially
envisioned. On the other hand, I do like the idea of special projects, like
Pulitzers or Newberries etc, rather than just pumping out the latest book
of interest this month, which nobody will remember a year from now. It seems
to me that many best sellers and book of the month selections will take care
of themselves, because they are of immediate popular interest,
so they are more likely to be picked up by an existing member and scanned.
Of course, for the big long block busters of mega-interest, like Harry
Potter or the Clinton autobiography, the in house volunteers did do
those. I also appreciate the in house volunteers taking a shot at more
difficult titles, like cookbooks, which are really difficult to do well if
you can't see the original copy. I wonder if it would be worth it to see if
in house
volunteers might be interested also in validating some of the more difficult
titles, such as the nonfictions that contain notes, maps and the like, which
can really benefit from somebody following with the printed copy.

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