Hi Jess! Sometimes a rescan is preferable. My rule of thumb is this: "If I'd rather read a copy better scanned than the original, then I'll submit my rescan." The issues that you mention may indeed help people out. I, for one, would totally appreciate having a copy of a book with page numbers placed properly, rather than one with them interspersed between words in a line of text. If I really enjoyed or cared about the book, this alone would be a reason to rescan and resubmit a book. Basically, if you think your scan is cleaner, probably someone else will appreciate it. But it's your call. Better is better, in my opinion. I made the comment to Julia that I did, because I'm very familiar with the original submitters scans and find them near perfect. If Julia were to look at the books in the collection and find the copies lacking in some way, and I were her, I'd submit my copy if I thought it had fewer problems than the original submission. Hope I've clarified my thinking. I wasn't trying to tell Julia that there was anything wrong with her work. I was just saying that the work of the original submitter is generally very very good and might not need to be replaced, thus requiring Julia to go to a lot less work. Sorry for the long ramble in pursuit of clarification. Mayrie -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jess Killian Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 6:54 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Submitting a book that is already in the collection and has received an excellent rating - is it worth it to submit my changes? Hi all, I have scanned in "The Rape of Lucrece" by William Shakespeare. This book is already in the collection and has received an excellent rating - the only problems it has is that there is no synopsis, some page numbers are in the middle of the sentences, and parts of the book are double spaced. I have fixed these mistakes in my scanned copy, which is sitting on my hard drive waiting to be submitted. Earlier this evening, I read a post from Ms. ReNae that got me thinking. For those list members that do not know what post I am talking about, following is an explanation of what the post was about. A girl by the name of Julia (I apologize for using first names, I mean no disrespect) wrote requesting help with a Christmas novel. Ms. ReNae responded to her request, informing her that unfortunately her time spent scanning was a waist because the book was already in the collection and had been given an excellent quality rating. After reading the post from Ms. ReNae, I was wondering - is it worth it to submit the book with the changes I made - or will it just be rejected? Thanks, Jess -- Jessica Killian Bookshare Volunteer Validator and submitter To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put 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. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put 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.