[bksvol-discuss] Re: Rescanning Naomi Novik Temeraire

  • From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 18:16:55 -0700

Hi Cindy,
Why, if a volunteer scan can't replace a PQ scan, would anyone want to scan
the book?
Just curious.  Just sounds like a waste of time to me unless image
descriptions were being added, and that could more easily be done using the
PQ book.


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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Rescanning Naomi Novik Temeraire

I'm not aware that PQ books cannot scanned. I know that PQ books replace
volunteer-scanned and-proofed books in the collection, but is it true that
once a publisher donates an ebook no volunteers cannot scan and/orproof that


From: Dasha Radford <dasha95@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 12:47 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Rescanning Naomi Novik Temeraire

Then please do explain. Why does Book 6 contain  page breaks and not section
breaks if booked six is supposedly direct from the publisher and of
publisher quality?
That one may not have been replaced with a publisher quality book yet but it
seems strange. Oh if anybody is interested there is a seventh one called
crucible of gold in that series. Either somebody here will need to scan it
or contact the publisher for it it should be possible.

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On May 29, 2012, at 4:03 PM, "Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Dasha,

The Temeraire books are all publisher quality.  That means that they were
submitted by a publisher and cannot be replaced by a volunteer scan.
Publisher quality scans trump all other versions.

The reason the Temeraire books don't have page numbers or page breaks is
that they came from electronic versions the publisher originally intended
for e-readers. Many e-reader books do not have page numbers or page breaks
in them. That's the way they are sold to sighted readers, so that's the way
the come to Bookshare direct from the publisher.

The spelling errors as well are direct from the publisher, and can't be
corrected by us volunteers.

Hope that helps explain why those books are that way! smile.

Judy s.

On 5/29/2012 9:33 AM, Dasha Radford wrote: 


If somebody was interested in doing this it might be helpful. I just
recently downloaded the copies of Naomi Novik's Temeraire adventures series.
There is something I noticed in book one and I know it is true in the first
one and I'm not sure but I can check the others. That one seems to only have
section breaks and no page breaks as well as some very clear spelling
errors. I'll check the others but I'm wondering. If someone still has the
copies of these books could they rescan them and put them up for
proofreading? I would like to see if we can't improve the quality.

Thanks to all and let me know what you guys think,

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