[bksvol-discuss] Re: My Scans on Step 1

  • From: "maithe007" <maithe007@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 00:09:05 -0500

Hi Monica,

I tried validating...and I was a complete disaster.  I have tried it twice and 
something always goes wrong.  I don't have the patience.  I love to scan and go 
over my scans, taking headers out and fixing page numbers, but I just cannot 
seem to make it work when I validate!!

I am not kidding...it always turns into a disaster. *L*  Some people are good 
at validating and others are good at scanning...I will stick to scanning. *G*

Thanks for the advice though...appreciate it. *G*


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Monica Willyard 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 10:38 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: My Scans on Step 1

  Hi, Donna and Maithe. I can sympathize with your frustration. Would you two 
consider validating each other's books? Maybe that would help you both. I don't 
know if this has anything to do with your books not being processed quickly. 
Some of us have been focusing on some of the older books and those of poor 
quality, trying to make some final decisions on books that have been batted 
around for several months without resolution. Elizabeth has rightly pointed out 
that our more experienced volunteers can probably handle these books better 
because the quality isn't very good, and there are scanning issues that can't 
easily be fixed. These books take a lot of time to check out and either reject 
or fix up. As we're running interference on these difficult books, we need 
other people to make sure the easy validations are done. Sometimes we spend 
hours fixing a book, only to get to a point where rejecting is the only option. 
I don't want to see excellent scans lost in the shuffle because we're busy 
working on these problem scans. If this tells you anything, I have validated 4 
books this week and rejected 3 more.

  I hope our newer volunteers will step up and work on your fiction scans since 
they are easy to do. There are quite a few easy validations up there right now, 
and it would be great if those could be given the fast approval time they 

  Monica Willyard 

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