[bksvol-discuss] Total books added this year

  • From: Alisa Moore <alisam@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 08:41:33 -0800

Hi all.  In response to Roger's question, there were 7,124 books contributed by 
publishers in 2011, and 397 books added by Bookshare, in addition to the books 
submitted by you, our volunteers.

Yours a huge accomplishment, given that you are scanning books in one page at a 
time (often using older equipment), and you are adding books to the collection, 
that otherwise would never be there...I'd love to know how many volunteer hours 
nearly 1,900 books add up to?!

What are you thoughts?  How many average hours do you think each book takes to 
add by a volunteer (including scanning, proofing, editing/resubmitting titles)?

Alisa K. Moore
Volunteer Program Manager

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