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

  • From: "Grace Pires" <silvara@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 19:11:11 -0500

Hi Alisa:
Welcome to bookshare. 
I have been out of the loop for several months due to other commitments,
however, I hope to get back scanning and finishing putting the dragonlance
As how many hours it takes to bring a book to the collection, well it
depends on the book and how much work you want to put into it.
I never kept track. It takes several hour just to scan. I have found that it
can take just as long to proof.     
Grace Pires
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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alisa Moore
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 11:42 AM
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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
Alisa K. Moore
Volunteer Program Manager

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