[bksvol-discuss] Re: Puzzlement

  • From: Scott Rains <scottr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2011 06:22:20 -0800


Of course there is always a value judgement in the decision to reject but let 
me publicly encourage those who are very experienced proofers and scanners to 
exercise that role.

For those who are less experienced,  establish a formal or informal 
relationship with more experienced volunteers. Ask them to advise you on making 
the call to reject or to fix. As you see from this thread much time is consumed 
by not legitimately rejecting a book – including the time of the scanner who 
may continue to repeat the same mistakes until given feedback.

This list is a rich source of advice on the subtleties of scanning software, 
hardware, and AT. On this point, if anyone feels there is something missing in 
the scanning section of the Online Manual let me know or open it for discussion 
here on the list under a new Subject line. Here is a relevant section of the 



From: Martha Rafter <mlhr@xxxxxxx<mailto:mlhr@xxxxxxx>>
Reply-To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>" 
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2011 06:09:10 -0800
To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>" 
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Puzzlement

Hi Lori,
   Sometimes when I check out a book that gives me problems right off the bat, 
I simply just release it, thinking that someone else may be smarter than I am 
and knows how to fix the book.  It’s probably not fair for the next person, but 
that is why I sometimes release a book instead of rejecting it.  I think that 
you did the right thing; good for you!

From: Lori Castner<mailto:loralee.castner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2011 8:46 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Puzzlement

Today I checked out a book that had been on the checkout list for a number of 
months.  Three or so people had checked out this book and released it.
When I looked at the book I saw it had a number of styles.  Per an email from 
Misha (excuse spelling) that I had kept I removed styles.  Then I changed 
section breaks to page breaks.
Then I found that the book had very few page numbers and that those numbers did 
not line up at all with the number of pages between the numbered pages.  There 
was no way to determine where page breaks really should occur and where to make 
the appropriate number of page numbers to align the material on the appropriate 
Finally, I rejected the book.
Now, I really would prefer not to reject a book, but sometimes it is really 
necessary to do so and part of our volunteer responsibility to do so.
I can't really understand why I am the first person who checked out the book 
who was willing to reject it.  I'm not hard-hearted, but there was no way to 
get the book in the necessary shape to add it to the collection.

Feeling like an ogre,
Lori C.

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