[bksvol-discuss] Re: Rescanning Naomi Novik Temeraire

  • From: Roger Loran Bailey <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 19:25:37 -0400

If the book is in the collection as a publisher donated book or as a volunteer processed book then why would you want to scan and proof another copy?

On 5/29/2012 5:10 PM, Cindy wrote:
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 book?

    *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
    <mailto: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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