Thanks, Cindy, for managing these lists for so long. Your work definitely does not go unappreciated. Christina ----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa Smith" <mdsmith25@xxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 10:02 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Announcement: Changes to Wish List and Books Being Scanned List Thanks to Cindy for all of her work on these lists. I noticed that wishes will remain on the list for 3 months. What will happen to them after that? Will they go to the outsourcers, or will there be nothing done with them? Thanks, Melissa Smith On 1/31/2011 8:02 AM, Scott Rains wrote: > Volunteers, > > "Grandma" Cindy has been the dynamo behind the Wish List and Books Being > Scanned List. Recently she has done a total review > of the Wish List and its archives. More than a "one category hero" she is > also someone who takes on tough proofreading > jobs. > > In 2011 one of my top priorities is to rally the resources of Benetech to > help veteran volunteers like Cindy excel. > Starting today the two lists Cindy has become synonymous with will be managed > in-house at Bookshare - and Cindy will be > free to tackle the backlog of proofing on her personal wish list! A big Thank > You to Cindy from all of us. > > Earlier I announced that Collection Development would be thinning out the > Wish List at the end of January. The first part > of that project has begun with 61 non-fiction books being removed from the > Wish List and passed over to our vendors to > complete. Attached is that list in both Word and Excel. A second > similar-sized group of fiction books will follow shortly. > Again, thank you Cindy for the hours you spend making sure we had an > exhaustive list to work from for this task. > > Over the next several months more automation will be used to maintain the > Wish List and Books Being Scanned List. For > example, it is now necessary to send an email to one of the following to > addresses to get on the list. No one will be > scanning this discussion list and automatically adding books as Cindy has > done. At the same time, it is still a good idea > to mention here which books you are adding to the lists and maybe inspire > someone to take it to the next step. > > Submit your notices to: > > booksbeingscanned@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > wishlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > The Wish List format will be briefer and items will remain on it for 3 > months. To start we will post the lists every two > weeks to the Bookshare Volunteer Discussion List and update the wiki once > during February. As we work put the inevitable > glitches in the new process posting and updates will become more frequent. > > Scott Rains > Benetech Fellow > > > > > > > > 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.