[bksvol-discuss] Re: Page Breaks Versus section braks

  • From: "Claire O'Brien" <ClaireO@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 15:52:48 -0800

Hi guys-

The concept behind accepting only page breaks is that not all section breaks 
are the same. There are continuous section breaks, next page section breaks, 
odd page section breaks, etc. They are not interpreted equally by the 
conversion processes. 

So for now, continue to follow the guidelines in the manual, page breaks are 
what we are after. 
I spoke to our engineering team about this topic recently. The engineers said 
that as they are currently rewriting the RTF conversion tool, and if there were 
suggestions let me know, and I"ll make sure they are considered. 


Claire O'Brien
Collection Development Manager, Bookshare
480 S. California Ave., Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA



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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Page Breaks Versus section braks
Hi Everyone,

         I am pasting below the portion of the volunteer manual 
dealing with the issue of page breaks, or one of them 
anyway.  Section breaks are not page breaks, and are not interpreted 
in my experience as such.  One book that I validated  had been 
returned to the step 1 page only because the previous validator had 
not converted the section breaks to page breaks.  That was what the 
note from Claire gave as the reason for returning it to the step 1 page.

3.1.7 Books Must Contain Page Breaks

Bookshare.org has made it a matter of policy to no longer accept 
books without page breaks. It is part of Bookshare's on-going effort 
to raise the quality
of books in the collection.

New books should not only contain page breaks but should be paginated 
the same as the scanned books. This is necessary in order to 
effectively facilitate
reader discussions, searches, and indexing.

However, Bookshare.org does not wish for a book to be rejected if a 
book is only missing a few page breaks. As a guideline, a book must 
have at least 90%
of its page breaks and they should be in the correct places. In other 
words, if there are problems with more than approximately 10% of a 
book's page breaks,
and the validator is unable to fix the problems, then the book should 
be recommended for rejection.

         I'd love for Bookshare staff to comment here, but I really 
do believe that those section breaks in place of page breaks need to 
be converted to page breaks.


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