[bksvol-discuss] Re: Questions on Editing Scans

  • From: "Julie Morales" <mercy421@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 18:10:33 -0400

Hi, Lora. I can't answer the rest of your questions specific to OpenBook, but 
as for the boxes and sidebars, maybe label them as such but leave them where 
they are. I know that interrupts the flow of the book, but if they're labeled, 
I think people will understand what happened and know what it is, and not that 
there's something missing. That would remain true to the print copy, anyway, 
which is what we're supposed to try to do as much as we can. Take care.
Julie Morales
Life is a gift from God. What we do with it is our gift to Him.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lorana Chanicut 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 1:31 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Questions on Editing Scans

  I've just scanned a book on raising guinea pigs.  It came out a pretty good 
scan, but I have a few questions.

  1.  There are numerous picture captions.  Should I label them as picture 
captions, or just leave them be.  Sometimes the picture caption lands between 
paragraphs, or at the bottom of the page.

  2.  There are numerous Did you Know boxes.  A few of these double scanned (I 
don't know the term for it), wih the first occurrence landing smackdab in the 
middle of the other text on the page, but the second time was a perfect 
paragraph that appeared at the bottom of the page.  I've edited these, but does 
anyone know why this happened, or how to prevent it in future?

  3.  Sometimes the text doesn't follow a logical pattern.  For instance, we'll 
be talking about breeds at the bottom of one page, and at the top of the next 
is a sidebar on color, with the remainder of the discussion on breeds starting 
halfway down the page.  For my own purposes, I'd rearrange this as best I 
could, just to prevent logical reading.  Should I assume I'm not supposed to do 
this for the Bookshare copy?
  4.  Somewhere I read that if I scanned a book with Openbook I should submit 
it in .ark format.  Since many folks don't have OpenBook, wouldn't it make more 
sense to submit it as .rtf, which is a file type most everyone should be 
capable of working with?  Is there some restriction against this?

  Sorry for all the questions.  I'm actually putting just a tiny bit of mileage 
on my scanner this weekend, scanning this and Scott Westerfeld's book Uglies.  
I've validated for Bookshare before, but never submitted a scanned book, and 
with all the discussions of quality, I want to make sure I do it right.

  Thanks for all your help.


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