Welcome, Cindy #3--actually, you're number four, but Lissi uses Lissi. smile I agree with Allison that it's nice that you make suggestions; I also agree that all of that mught be a little overwhelming. I've had several members who have requested books ask, when I've suggested that perhaps they'd like to validate the books they've requested to be scanned, what is involved. I reply that the ideal thing is just to read the book and correct scanning errors as you read; make sure that the copyright information is present; delete headers and footers, if there are any; and make sure that all pages are present and that there are hard page breaks. I also suggest doing a final spell-check when one is finished validating, and I do a finally page-number check, because sometimes some numbers are missing or duplicated--but if the text follows page by page that isn't essential. That's really all there is to it, in my opinion, to get an Excellent, perfect or near-perfect copy of the book into the collection. As you validate, you'll find common scannos--you don't really need a list of them to start with. I didn't attend the validation session, so I don't know what was said. If you bookmark the manual, it's easy to refer to. But even more important, on this list are many patient and helpful people willing to give whatever help or advice is necessary, or to answer questions. You sound like very organized person, and I'm sure you'll do a great job validating, and will find, if you take books you are interested in, especially to start with, that you'll get a lot of enjoyment from it. Cindy (Grandma Cindy) It's really that simple. If you find pages __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.