[bksvol-discuss] Re: New Bookshare Volunteer

  • From: Jean McDonald <jjmcdee@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:07:52 -0700

Thank you so much for your reply!  I don't mind putting in the time to add
what's missing, which won't be a problem at all since I have the physical

Thank you again!  Jean

On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 3:53 PM, Ali Al-hajamy <aalhajamy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Since you have the physical book with you, feel free to add all the
> missing information. Basically, you are given free reign to fix whatever
> requires fixing, as long as you don't change the book's contents or add
> your own with exceptions, detailed in the Volunteer Manual. What I mean is
> if you get something like a self or vanity published book that has spelling
> or punctuation errors, if you know they're part of the actual book and not
> scanos, don't fix them. our mission as volunteers is to stay as close to
> the printed text as possible. If you find that the text is so garbled in
> multiple places that you either can't figure it out, or in your case since
> you have the physical book, would take more time to fix than you're willing
> to spend, you can reject the book.
> On 17-Dec-12 17:43, Jean McDonald wrote:
>> Hi, everyone:
>> I'm a new Bookshare volunteer, having just checked out my first book to
>> proofread last Friday.  Because I'm new at this, I picked a book that
>> wasn't too long.  I saw immediately that the scan had some issues (missing
>> title page (there is a copyright page), some missing page breaks, garbled
>> text).  I went to the public library over the weekend and checked out a
>> physical copy of the book but I'm wondering how much I'm allowed to fix.
>>  Can I add all of the things that are missing, or is it better to reject
>> the book?
>> Any guidance or suggestions on how I should proceed would be welcomed.
>>  I'm excited to get involved with Bookshare but want to be sure I start out
>> on the right foot!
>> Thanks, Jean
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