Pavi, That's a wonderful idea. Cindy --- Pavi Mehta <pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Hi All, > > It's been great to see the interest and enthusiasm > for reprocessing Fair > Books in the collection. We definitely appreciate > the notes Monica and > others shared on the challenges volunteers face when > trying to locate > and rescan some of these titles. > > While our goal is to eventually replace all these > books, as a starting > point, my thought was that it would be wonderful if > we could filter G. > Cindy's list of Fair Books and collectively compile > a list of, say to > begin with, 100 titles rated "Fair" in the > collection, giving priority > to books that have high content value, are difficult > to locate and/or > expensive. From our end Bookshare.org would be happy > to place orders for > these books and take responsibility for reprocessing > them. This could be > a great way of working towards the organization's > own goal of providing > member's with more educational content on the > website, while also > addressing the quality issue of certain books in the > collection. I > alerted Lisa to some of the concerns shared on the > list, and she > wholeheartedly supports the idea of Bookshare.org > partnering with the > volunteer community in this way. > > It would be great if you could send in the titles of > Fair books in the > collection that are educational or contain high > value content (for other > titles feel free to submit a Book Quality Issue > report), that you would > like to have us purchase and reprocess. (eg. The > Wall Street Journal > Guide to Understanding Money and Markets by Alan > Siegel) You can send > your titles to the list, so everyone can see the > requests, under the > subject: "Replacement Requests". I'll compile a > list of the requests > for us to work on. Of course the speed with which > the books are ordered > and processed will depend on current in-house > workload and priorities, > but if this approach proves successful, it is > something we could perhaps > do on an ongoing basis. > > Either way, we're looking forward to working > together to get those books > in the collection in top-notch quality! > > Warm regards, > Pavi > > > Pavi Mehta > Volunteer Coordinator, Bookshare > > Benetech > 480 S. California Ave., Suite 201 > Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA > Phone: +1 650 644-3459 > > pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxx > > www.benetech.org > > The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving > Humanity > A Nonprofit Organization > > > > WISH LIST (CALLED REQUESTED ADDITIONS TO THE BOOKSHARE COLLECTION)IS AVAILABLE AT http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/wish_list/wish_list.htm www.lljfm.net/bookshare/home.htm A LIST OF BOOKS CURRENTLY BEING SCANNED IS AVAILABLE AT http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ www.lljfm.net/bookshare/home.htm 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.