[bksvol-discuss] Re: Stripper,

  • From: Pam Quinn <quinns@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2005 12:36:28 -0600

Yes, and so for that reason as well as other reasons that have come
up, I can't stress enough that too much is better than not enough. I
know the majority of us scanners and validators take pride in
submitting most of our material as ready to go as we can make it.


>The problem is that anyone who wants to use BookShare for most scholarly
>activity is frustrated by the lack of page numbers.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx>
>To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 10:24 AM
>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Stripper,
>> One of the big problems, and there is no practical way around it, is books
>> are prepared and validated in so many different ways guaranteeing that
>> consistency just cannot happen.
>> While page numbers, page breaks, and all the rest certainly are desirable
>> and should been striven for,
>> realistically, if we can get chapter numbers included, we may be achieving
>> about all that one can hope for.
>> Certainly, the stripper can get part of the blame for the problem,
>> certainly book preparation contributes to it, and validators can do only
>> so much.
>> Hence, the new policy related to page breaks is about all one could have
>> hoped for given the nature of the animal we're dealing with.
>> I had just submitted a book, Dakota Born by Debbie Macomber, replete with
>> page numbers on every page and Chapter numbers protected.
>> Fortunately, the Chapter titles were preserved; page numbers are all but
>> extinct.
>> With this kind of book it doesn't matter, but if the stripper caused this
>> problem, even in part, it did a disservice to the membership.
>> I suggest again, one is better off with too much rather than not enough
>> header and footer junk.
>> As long as automated processes are employed by the system and validators
>> and submitters to destroy unwanted info, it is inevitable that damage will
>> be done.
>> And, on the other hand, I don't think painstaking hand edited necessarily
>> makes sense either, other than on special books, as that time could be
>> better employed elsewhere.
>> So, I think we have to learn to live with what the situation is and be
>> thankful that the problem even exists as at least we have books we
>> otherwise wouldn't have.

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