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

  • From: "Larry Lumpkin" <llumpkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 18:31:30 -0600

My wife and I have been processing books for bookshare for a number of years
now.  I can tell you that a 400-page book takes me probably 6 or 8 hours to
set up and scan.  She may spend several weeks proofing it.  She reads the
book with a Braille display.  She reads every word on every page anhd I
often apply several OCR tools that I have to re-scan bad pages.




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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Grace Pires
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 6:11 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Total books added this year


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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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alisa Moore
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 11:42 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


Alisa K. Moore

Volunteer Program Manager





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