I do hope you're right, Lissi, that the volunteer-processed copies of the the books are being retained and not dumped when the PQ copies are added. I've been afraid to look because originally they weren't and I've been told that they're not going to be--BUT DO NOT ASK!! I made the mistake of thanking everyone for keeping them and then was told--oh--are they being kept? That's a mistake. I should have kept my mouth shut. Cindy --- On Fri, 8/1/08, Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > From: Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Publisher Quality > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Friday, August 1, 2008, 11:59 AM > Dear Roger Amy and Booksharian Friends, > > The PQ books are transferred to Bookshare electronically > and aren't hard copy book donations so no scanning or > validating is involved. I believe what we get from them is > their choice. It's wonderful that bookshare is hanging > on to duplicates already in the collection done by > volunteers. For example, in children's books, many have > descriptions of the illustrations which won't be in the > PQ books, or in adult books the format has been tweaked by > volunteers so it will appear correctly in braille. Both Pq > and Volunteer prepared books are of value. The fact that > some publishers donate electronic files of their books is > the best ever vote of confidence in Bookshare's > integrity from the world of book production. > > Always with love, > > Lissi > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 1:37 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Publisher Quality > > > Is it really necessary to scan publisher donated books. > Publishers have almost all of their books in electronic > format any more and that is transmitted to their printing > presses saving on a lot of labor. It seems to me that if a > publisher were to donate books to Bookshare then they should > be able to transfer them directly to Bookshare > electronically. In a message dated 8/1/2008 9:03:01 A.M. > Pacific Daylight Time, agoldringtajalli@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > writes: > > > > If Random House is donating books, especially > Modern Library editions, please think of me when it is time > to scan. Modern Library editions include some of the best > translations of classics which may be in Bookshare but with > other, less definitive, translations. Same is true with > some of Penguin Classics. I had hoped to scan some of those > specifically because of the translations and the notes > therewith. > > Amy > omsm > > -- > It if be now, 'tis not to come, > If it be not to come, it will be now, > If it be now now, Yet it will come. > The readiness is all. > Wm. Shakespeare > > -------------- Original message from > "Silvara" <silvara@xxxxxxx>: -------------- > > > > If Random House is also donating books. > That's great, but it would be > > helpful to get a list of books so that we > don't duplicate work. It takes > > time and effort to get a book scanned and > validated. > > *** > > Grace > > > > Join our club and swap paperback books for > FREE - PaperBackSwap.com > > > > > http://silvara.paperbackswap.com/profile/index.php > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "Cindy" > > To: > > Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 1:21 AM > > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Publisher > Quality > > > > > > >I know you're right that the book > has been submitted by the publisher. > > >Whether or not it's in electronic > format I don't know. It's true that it > > >does not have to be validated, but > people who have downloaded some of those > > >books have found extraneous characters > and, in some cases, no page > > >numbers--possibly no page breaks, but > that I can't remember. The bookshare > > >staff supposedly is fixing up the > books before adding them to the > > >collection--I think. Unfortunately, I > think they're replacing books that > > >volunteers have already scanned and > validated in some cases, and in those > > >cases they are not better. I keep > hoping that they won't replace them but > > >will sit alongside them in the > collection. Public libraries have more than > > >one copy of a book; why can't > bookshare? We do have a list of books donated > > >by HarperCollins so people can check > that list and not scan or validate a > > >book on that list, but I think some > are being donated by Random House. I > > >must ask. > > > > > > Cindy > > > > > > > > > --- On Wed, 7/30/08, > Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx wrote: > > > > > >> From: Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx > > >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] > Publisher Quality > > >> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > >> Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, > 8:52 PM > > >> I am just curious about this one. > What does publisher > > >> quality mean? If I may > > >> guess I would think that the book > is submitted by the > > >> publisher in > > >> electronic format and so it does > not have to be validated. > > >> > > >> > > >> > > >> **************Get fantasy > football with free live scoring. > > >> Sign up for > > >> FanHouse Fantasy Football today. > > >> > (http://www.fanhouse.com/fantasyaffair?ncid=aolspr00050000000020) > > > > > > > > > > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a > blank Email to > > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > > put the word 'unsubscribe' by > itself in the subject line. 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