Nicely stated, Gustavo. Thanks for the clear statement and for letting us know that notifying the validator if kickbacks has a high priority. That will save a lot of time and effort and get books into the collection faster. Cindy --- Gustavo Galindo <Gustavo.G@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > gentlepeople, > > > > 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 > > Cindy __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com 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.