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

  • From: "Julie Morales" <inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 23:38:43 -0800

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?


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
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.

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