[bksvol-discuss] Re: Submitting An Already Scanned Book

  • From: Monica Willyard <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 22:16:40 -0500

Hi, Chela. Welcome to volunteering. (smile) When you're ready to submit a book, log into the Bookshare site and choose the link that says "submit a book." If you're submitting a better version of a book in the Bookshare collection, fill out the form as if you were submitting a new book. The only thing you do differently is to write the letters BSO before the title of the book on the form. For example, if you're submitting a book called Little Women, when you fill out the form type BSO Little Women as your title. The BSO designation tells everyone that your book is intended to be a better scan of a book already in the collection.

One thing that you can do to make the validation process faster and easier is to put your email address in the comments section on the form. It's right before you get to the upload button. It's not required. It does help us though. When we validate books, it makes the whole process easier if we know how to contact the submitter of the book if there are pages missing or if we're confused about something in the file.

Once you've submitted a book, please consider letting us know about it on this list. Someone will probably be interested in working on your book and will validate it for you. Since there are usually around 400 books awaiting validation, this is a good way to get your book noticed and to build relationships with people who are interested in the kind of books you like to scan.

Good luck with your first book.

Monica Willyard

Chela Robles wrote:
I'm new to this list as well as the other list, the bookshare-discuss
one. I just scanned a book using kurzweil1000 and saved two books
using the .rtf format, and saw it was ok to do according to guidelines
in the website, however, the trouble is submitting it for validation,
how do I proceed?
Thanks A Great Deal And God Bless,--
Chela Robles
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