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

  • From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 21:50:29 -0700 (PDT)

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

Cindy (Grandma Cindy)

It's really that simple. If you find pages 

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