[bksvol-discuss] Top 5 reasons why a book gets remanded to the Step 1 Validation List

  • From: "Gustavo Galindo" <Gustavo.G@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 11:16:44 -0800



while it is still a high priority to get engineering work to redo how
the Bookshare.org website both handles books that get sent back to the
validation queue and notify the last volunteer who worked on it, in the
meantime here's a reminder of the top 5 reasons why any Bookshare.org
administrator would send a book back to the Step 1 Validation Queue: 


One: Copyright information is unclear or incorrect. Most often, the
submitter of the scanned book will just list the publisher. To comply
with copyright requirements, Bookshare.org must have the correct
copyright information as found in the scanned book.


Two: Title is misspelled. Verify that the title is spelled correctly,
and that the title is complete and matches what is reflected on the
title page of the scanned book.


Three: Author name is misspelled. Verify that the author's name (and
name only at this time, no professional titles, associations,
distinctions) is spelled correctly and matches what is reflected on the
title page of the scanned book.


Four: Brief or Long Synopsis needs to be spell-checked and read for
reasonable accuracy. Correct spelling of any info entered into either
synopsis field is important for comprehension by somebody who may be
browsing our books. Please be sure to spell-check these two fieds. Make
sure that the info contained in these two fields bares some resemblance
to what the book is about.


Five: Verify categories selected. All categories selected by a book's
original submitter are subjective, and you are faced with the same
subjectivity when validating the book. If both fiction and non-fiction
are selected, i'm going to ask questions. If "Textbook" is selected, and
the submitted book in question is not obviously a textbook, i'll ask
that you give a little explanation for your rationale.


When you have questions about books, please feel free to contact us.
John Glass, our Customer Support Manager, is Bookshare.org's primary
liaison with the volunteer community, support@xxxxxxxxxxxxx is his
email. Of course, anybody else on the Bookshare.org staff is available
for your email inquires as well.


We always are grateful for your efforts, and appreciate your patience
until we have sufficient engineering resources to improve this part of
Bookshare.org's functionality which is long-overdue. 


Many thanks,


gustavo galindo

Bookshare.org Website Manager

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