[bksvol-discuss] Re: Romances and grants

  • From: "Jill O'Connell" <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 09:41:59 -0700

As I remember Carrie's note, she said that books of a non-educational type 
would be slower in being corrected. Two of the books I sent quality information 
on were mysteries and both have now been replaced. 
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  It has nothing to do with sex. The grant is specifically for books of an 
educational purpose and romances do not qualify. At one point Carrie posted a 
message on list in which she said something to that effect. It seemed clear to 
me that she was just using romances and erotica as examples of what the grant 
would not cover. It certainly seems to me that if romance and erotica do not 
qualify then a lot more popular fiction would not either. I suspect, that if 
Lissi was told in a private message that anything but romance and erotica 
qualifies as educational, she must have misunderstood. It would be good to get 
a clarification of what qualifies as educational for the purposes of the grant, 
so I am copying this email to volunteer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  I don't understand , why would Romances not be covered?  I love romances and 
lots of other women do too.  If it covers SCI-FI and other fiction books then
  why would it not cover romance?  If it is the sex in romances they should 
read some SCI-FI and mystery books, because sex is in lots of other books too. 

  I scan Harlequin books and other romance all the time so I can submit them if 
there are proofreaders for them.  I want to get the rest of Catherine Coulter
  books and scan them too. 

  Why wont Bookshare do a training class for scanners and proofreaders like 
they do for Victor Reader and Read Out Loud?  The manual does not give much info
  on what is the best fonts, how to do the best headers and how the auto 
computers work with the scan programs.  I want the books I submit to sail 
  without problems and would take the time to fix them so they would. 

  I set my OCR to English UK and it is doing great now and I'm scanning 50 
pages a day.  I hope to get faster as I learn.  Almost every romances is in UK
  English not American.  

   I have a question.  On the book I submitted.  Radha Ayalasomayajul  Checkout 
the book and it says:  Active artifact id 421897 (RFT) 

  Then it say Radha Ayalasomayajula Checkout Active artifact id 421898 (Daisy) 

  I understand the first Radha Ayalasomayajul is proofing my rft file of the 
book.  But the second part does it mean she is turning it into a Daisy book so
  it can be checked out?  Does she work for Bookshare?  I'm just trying to 
understand the steps from my rft book file to a book that can be checked out at


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