Hi Mike, Apparently, there's an entire field of statistics that's known as cue theory--the study of why lines form and dissipate. Maybe it would be useful to employ a bit of the theory in this case--factoring in residual holiday build-up and the fact that we've been experiencing a lot of staff comings and goings which have influenced how much time there are for book approvals, etc. Needless to say, we are currently working on the bottle-neck. I would assume that by the end of next week, the books awaiting administrative approval will be down significantly. If you've submitted any Spanish books, we're waiting on those until a bit later, so please be patient. Thanks, Marissa -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Pietruk Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 10:59 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Time required for book approvals? Lisa That may be the theory; but not the way things necessarily work. At times, it appears that approvals are at random. I've validated books on a Monday and seen them on the system by Wednesday. Yet, as has been mentioned before, other books sit for weeks or months in limbo. There is a definite priority for in-house scanned materials as these may be a part of a special request or project. So, with more work being done in-house, it is only natural that outside volunteer submissions are taking longer. While no one from BookShare seems to want to tackle this question publicly, hopefully they are working behind the scenes to figure out how to resolve the log jam.