[bksvol-discuss] Re: Proposing the Creation of a Validation Starter Kit

  • From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 22:20:12 -0500

Holld on!  Should not vallidation info be available to everyone?  I mean, I 
know people get help in the chatroom, but for rules, they should be 
available to all of us.

Sue S.

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From: "Susan" <slumpkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 8:16 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Proposing the Creation of a Validation Starter 
Kit


Bob,

Helpful additional validating info could also be added to the
friendsofbookshare.org website.

Susan



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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 8:10 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Proposing the Creation of a Validation Starter
Kit

I agree with Allison that a project of this magnitude would have seemed
overwhelming to me when I started.

However, some of this could be added to Jake's site (sorry, I don't have the
URL right now). And maybe have a checklist or frequently asked questions
sheet that would point new validators to the various tools you mention.

In that way, new validators could use the checklist as a cookbook to follow
while validating their first books, and have places to go to solve problems
as they are encountered.

I don't think you need anyone's permission to add things to Jake's site, do
you? I've never added anything.

Thanks.
Bob
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From: "Allison" <bookshare_girl@xxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 7:07 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Proposing the Creation of a Validation Starter
Kit


>I think that a new validator could possibly be overwhelmed by all that.
>I know I would have been.  Interesting idea though.
> Allison
>
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> From: "groups Warford" <groups_warford@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 4:23 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Proposing the Creation of a Validation
> Starter Kit
>
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> My name is Cindy, and I'm a new validator to the Bookshare site.  In
>> working on my first submission, I find myself in almost total terror
>> that I'm going to miss something crucial or even minor errors.  I
>> know that all of the human scanners are very conscientious and clean
>> up a lot of errors themselves, but I feel that it is my place as the
>> validator to perform this job.  I started thinking, what would help
>> someone like myself, and would like to propose the following for
>> discussion:
>>
>> A Validation Getting Started Packet
>>
>> In my mind I see this packet being a zip file containing:
>> 1) a 1-page document with information such as:
>> A) A pointer to the excellent archive of the class Louise gave on
>> validating
>>
>> B) A brief explanation of the purpose of the kit
>> C) A summary of what is contained within the starter kit
>>
>> 2) A 10 to 20 page portion of a book which has already been scanned
>> and marked as excellent.  However, for this purpose these pages would
>> be changed to contain errors such as:
>> A) A missing page
>> B) Section break to be replace with a page break
>> C) Some of the common scanning and OCR errors that are already
>> documented
>> D) Several spelling errors
>> At the front of this test document, it would clearly state that these
>> errors have been placed within the pages purposely and through no
>> fault of the original person who scanned the document.
>>
>> 3) A document listing the errors within the test document and how to
>> correct them.
>>
>> 4) A clean copy of the 10-20 pages
>>
>> 5) A copy of the Common Scanning and OCR errors document which
>> already exists
>>
>> 6) A copy of the Bookshare Volunteer Manual
>>
>> 7) A document containing steps on how to correct common issues, for
>> example, laying out the steps for replacing a section break with a
>> page break, how to
>> replace em dashes with double dashes, etc.   (I've started my own list
>> from
>> discussions in this list file as well as from Louise's class and
>> would ask for input from all of the volunteers for the information
>> they feel should go into this document)
>>
>> Since I am the one making the proposal, I would be glad to do the work.
>>
>> What I'm asking the people on the list, both validators and scanners
>> alike,
>> is:
>> 1) Do you feel that such a packet would be helpful to others?
>>
>> 2) Would you personally have used such a tool if it existed when you
>> started validating?
>>
>> 3) Finally, if the consensus is that the packet might be helpful, a
>> pointer to whom I should go to for final approval.
>>
>> Thank you in advance for reading, and I look forward to all opinions,
>> both pro and con. Also for any other suggestions that any of you
>> might have.
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> Cindy Warford
>> Cindy_warford@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>
>> PS: I am on vacation this week and am on dial up, so may not be able
>> to respond quickly, but I will respond as soon as I am able.
>> "Success is loving life and daring to live it".
>> - Maya Angelou
>>
>>
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