Hi, Mike. I agree with you, but I also agree with Shelley. I'm also attending college to get into the teaching profession, and I'd like to work with younger kids. The various kids' books that have received awards are great for people like us, and since it can be hard to get them in accessible formats, Bookshare becomes an asset in that department. Take care. Julie Morales "This book (the Bible) will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from this book." D.L. Moody "To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you." C.S. Lewis ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 12:38 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: More Awards for Bookshare? Shelley While certainly havingg award winning books in the collection is a worth while project, whatever that award category happens to be, especially from a pr perspective, I suspect average readers would be more impressed if goals such as having best sellers available within "xx" days or weeks,book of the month type selections, et al were approached as target projects. More customers will read a best selling romance, mystery, or expose -- and certainly these books are more often discussed around the office -- than Pulitzer or Newberry books. The question is whether these projects are first viewed for their pr value or for providing the types of things that people in the everyday world read. Ideally, one should have both. That's how a conventional library is built; and that ought to be the approach BookShare should follow in expanding its collection.