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

  • From: "Sue Stevens" <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 12:46:35 -0600

Hi Mayrie,

You are a staff member, so would yours count?

Sue S.


From: Mayrie ReNae 
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 12:41 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Total books added this year

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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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[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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