Mickey, If your friend wants to improve a book that is already in the collection, Gustavo or one of the administrators will put it on the download list for her, once she's a registered volunteer. As far as seeing "how it's done," I don't quite understand that. I's just proofreading, if she's thinking of validating--not editing, because we can't change anything significant to make improvements like grammar--something I had to forcibly restrain myself from doing in Plum Bun--grin. Just reading the book and making corrections as she goes along. Or if she's going to scan, checking to be sure all the pages are there, running a spell-check, and getting rid of junk characters before submitting. If one of the changes John will make will be that we sighted volunteers can give our credits to others, then she could give you whatever credits she earns. That would be great. I don't know how many I've accumulated, but I'd love to give them to people who are close to being able to renew but don't have quite enough. Cindy --- mickey <micka@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Welcome, John. You've got quite a job ahead ofyou. > Some of us have been > ignored for so long we feel that our contributions > aren't worth anything. > > I have at least one sighted friend who would love to > volunteer, but she'd > like access to the books--either to make them better > or to see how things > are done. She can't have it, so she won't volunteer. > Maybe you can implement > some much-needed changes. > > Mickey > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Allison Mervis" <allisonfm@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 3:31 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Please welcome John > Glass, Bookshare.org's new > Technical Support Manager > > > > Welcome aboard John! > > Allison > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "Janice Carter" <Janice.C@xxxxxxxxxxxx> > > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; > <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > > Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 2:57 PM > > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Please welcome John > Glass, Bookshare.org's new > > Technical Support Manager > > > > > >> On March 7, we wrote to you about a new > Bookshare.org role that would > >> provide overall support to customers and > volunteers. This position was > >> filled yesterday. On Monday, April 24th John > Glass will be joining us > >> to act as the voice and champion/advocate of the > Bookshare.org remote > >> volunteers within the Bookshare.org organization > and to provide customer > >> service to our membership. John was previously > with Freedom Scientific, > >> Arkenstone, and Palomar Telecom. In addition to > his new role at > >> Bookshare.org, he also serves on the board of the > Santa Clara Valley > >> Blind Center and the West Valley Amateur Radio > Association. > >> > >> Please welcome John to Bookshare.org! > >> > >> > >> > >> -----Original Message----- > >> From: Janice Carter > >> Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 10:49 AM > >> To: 'bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'; > bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >> Subject: Bookshare.org and You > >> > >> For the last year, the Bookshare.org community, > including staff, > >> volunteers, members, and partners, have been > challenged by a variety of > >> things including staffing, funding, book > processing, and more funding. > >> > >> Things have recently changed however. The > following will outline the > >> high level happenings that will directly affect > you over the next few > >> months and years. > >> > >> 1. Overall Benetech funding got a huge kick > start from the founders of > >> eBay last month. > >> > >> 2. As a result, the first open requisition at > Benetech was for > >> Bookshare.org Manager, Alternative Media. > >> > >> 3. As of last Monday, Ms. Jennifer Sutton has > agreed to join the staff > >> of Bookshare.org in Palo Alto to build the > Bookshare.org collection of > >> the future. If you don't know Jennifer, she has > worked for > >> organizations such as NCB Development > Corporation, Washington, DC; > >> Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic; CAST, Inc.; > Library of Congress, > >> National Library Service for the Blind and > Physically Handicapped; and > >> the DAISY Consortium. She has authored or > co-authored articles and > >> publications such as "DAISY For All: Publishers' > Collaboration Enabling > >> Print Access," Information Technology and > Disabilities, 2004; the DAISY > >> News (Editor) for the DAISY Consortium, 2002 - > 2004; A Guide to Making > >> Documents Accessible, American Council of the > Blind, 2002; "Dial A for > >> Access: Getting Cell Phones You Can Really Use," > AccessWorld, 2002; "An > >> Analysis of Collection Development and Collection > Management for > >> Bookshare.org," Benetech, 2001; "How to Get an > Accessible Telephone," > >> American Foundation for the Blind, 2001; "A Dip > into Accessibility on > >> the WWW," presented at Kansas State University, > 2001. > >> > >> Bottom line - she is a Bookshare.org member, one > of the most > >> knowledgeable people about accessible formats - > DAISY, NIMAS and BRF - > >> and she's now working for all of us. Jennifer > will be at CSUN on March > >> 23rd to meet with Bookshare.org's members, > volunteers, and partners. > >> > >> 4. Marissa Mika set a new level of quality in > supporting you, the > >> Bookshare.org Volunteers. As a result, we have > created a new role of > >> overall support to customers and volunteers. > This position was posted > >> at the Benetech website yesterday afternoon: > >> > >> > http://www.benetech.org/join_us/position_postings.shtml#bcsm > >> > >> "This position provides support to a wide range > of Bookshare.org > >> customers from Internet beginners to IT > professionals. The incumbent in > >> this position also serves as the voice and > champion/advocate of the > >> Bookshare.org remote volunteers within the > Bookshare.org organization." > >> > >> > >> If you are interested in applying for this role > (which is based in Palo > >> Alto), please contact me directly at > janice.c@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >> > >> If you have any questions about any other issues, > call me anytime at > >> either of the numbers below. > >> > >> Thanks again for your support. > >> > >> > >> > >> Janice Carter > >> Director, Literacy Programs > >> > >> Benetech > >> 480 S. 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