Thanks, Judy.The BSO I submitted was not a replacement of an outsourced version. The original was done by either volunteers or members back in 2002. I was saying that if the outsourcers were to do a BSO of the original, that I felt that mine would be as good, probably better, unless they actually read through their scan.. I don't feel that that is a safe assumption to make.
Evan----- Original Message ----- From: "Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 12:12 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Submitted BSO: The Rise of Endymion
Evan, those are all great points.Just because a book is in the collection from an outsourcer doesn't mean that it isn't eligible to be replaced by a BSO from a volunteer -- for exactly the reasons you gave here.Judy s. EVAN REESE wrote:That all sounds good except for three things:Firstly, I wonder if the rescanners--in this case outsourcers?--would have noticed the equations I mentioned in my post, and what would they have done with them? And would the poetry have been formatted correctly or not? Secondly, I wanted to read the book anyway, and I would have had no idea as to when Bookshare would have gotten to it. Thirdly, I know what quality I can produce by doing my own scanning and then reading the book in its entirety, checking anything questionable with my Optacon--which means that I don't have to guess what a scannoe is supposed to be. So I can be certain that the book was really read through and completely corrected--except for misprints such as the inconsistent spelling of names that I mentioned, which I had to leave in of course. In several cases that I have noticed, it was evident that the outsourcers did not read through their scans. So, unless they've changed their modus operandi, or unless Bookshare made sure to give the book to someone who would actually read through it, I am highly confident that my BSO is at least as good, probably better, than theirs would have been.Evan ----- Original Message ----- *From:* Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx <mailto:Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx> *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> *Sent:* Saturday, October 03, 2009 3:15 PM *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: Submitted BSO: The Rise of Endymion I am catching up on my email after having been out last night and a little while before I got to this one I came across one notifying me of the result of a quality report I made some time ago. There were some really minor errors in the book, but they were still errors and presumably Bookshare wants the most perfect copy possible, so I made a quality report about them. Well, I have just been informed that the entire book has been rescanned and replaced. This makes me think that it is not worth bothering to scan a BSO anymore. That is one of the points I made at an earlier time when I was asking if perhaps volunteers are gradually becoming obsolete."If you don't stand for something you will fall foranything. " Malcolm X The Militant: http://www.themilitant.com <http://wwww.themilitant.com>Pathfinder Press: http://www.pathfinderpress.com Granma International: http://granma.cu/ingles/index.html _ table with 2 columns and 6 rowsSubj: [bksvol-discuss] Submitted BSO: The Rise of Endymion Date: 10/2/2009 8:05:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time From: mentat3@xxxxxxxxxxx Reply-to: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent from the Internet(Details) table endHello Folks, I've submitted a BSO of The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons. Thisreplaces a copy rated only Good. It's not the worst book I've seen, but it needs redone. I've read through every word and done a complete spell check. All page breaks are present as well as all page numbers. All chapter headings have been bolded and enlarged. If it gets Jiffy proofed, hopefully no major errors will show up to plague future readers. This is the sequel to Endymion, so if you haven't read that one, you may want to before starting this one. It's not anecessity, but it might be helpful. Below I've copied the comments I placed in the Comments section ofthe submission form. email address: mentat3@xxxxxxxxxxx Please uncheck the Adult rating. This book does not deserve that. I have rewritten the equations on pages 564 and 565 for clarity and because some of the symbols will not translate correctly in braille if left as they are. They needed to be rewritten as well because they did not scan as they were printed. Also, speech readers will be able to hear them more easily. Some of the lines of poetry on page 134 have some odd symbols at their ends, such as backslashes and forward slashes. I left those in, but I have no idea why they are there.Some names are spelled inconsistently. The last four books I've submitted have all been chunksters: 630pages, 758 pages, 713 pages, and now this one at 709 pages. That comes out to over a million words. This is the last one I'll be doing for a while. My next submission will actually be under 200 pages. Feels like almost nothing in comparison. <smile> Happy reading. EvanTo unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.
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