To answer your last question first, yes. After we validate a book and approve (or reject) it and upload it, an administrator checks it over to see if everything complies with the copyright law, e.g., if the copyright info is correct. Unfortunately, volunteers can't help with this because of possible liability issues if something goes wrong. It has to be a paid employee. I even suggested that perhaps they could pay me a dollar a year and I could do it, but no luck. smile Yes, I believe that once you are officially a volunteer there are instructions, which are going to be revised, I believe--made a little more explicit. Unfortunately, they only give the minimum of what needs to be done, and when the minimum is done--checking that all the pages are there and that the copyright info is accurate, and maybe that junk characters are deleted--the book isn't necessarily in the bedst of shape. Many of us actually read the books and correct them as we go. Even the vaunted K1000's ranked spelling won't catch incomplete or cut-off sentences or the wrong word for the context that is correctly spelled, of the arabic numeral one that often shows p instead of capital eye. If a person likes to read, and downloads a book for validation that he/she would like to read, reading and correcting as you go is not a chore. Don't be discouraged by the statement that your book will expire in seven days. It can be renewed as often as is necessary, so one can validate without pressure. I hope you join us in validating. We can use all the help we can get. smile Cindy --- Matthew Bullis <matthewbullis@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hello, I want to make sure I understand the process > of the validation area. > I see that there are several steps. Are they > explained once you become a > volunteer on the volunteer page? Also, once a book > has gone through all of > the steps needed for validation on our end, do I > understand correctly that > the final step for inclusion in the collection is > the approval of a > Bookshare staff member? Apart from the time it takes > them to approve books > in a waiting cue, what do they need to check to add > a book, and how come us > adding a book wouldn't already add it to the > collection? > Thanks a lot. > Matthew > > Tired of HotMail? Try Runbox. 1 gig of storage for a > reasonable price. > Use this link as your referral. > http://1362.runbox.com > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.