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

  • From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 10:41:35 -0800

Hi Alisa,
 
For me, I can get a book of around 350 pages scanned, proofread, and
uploaded to the queue in about 9 hours.  You can figure out the math for the
total number of books.  My math brain just isn't up for that this morning.
 
Mayrie
 
 

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alisa Moore
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 8:42 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Total books added this year



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

Benetech

www.bookshare.org

650-352-0087

 

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