[bksvol-discuss] Re: Total books added this year

  • From: Vivian Flores <vivian@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 09:53:12 -0800

Hello Alisa & all:

Congratulations!! That is fantastic! I only wish I had more time to scan. We have a huge personal library, mostly history, philosophy, science and of course the classics, that I'd love to scan and share with all of you. I'll be working on it,... one book at a time.

Again, congratulations!


At 08:41 AM 1/4/2012 -0800, you wrote:

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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