Mike, I understand the problems associated with maintaining a list like this. My question is, are people on the bksvol-discuss group e-mail list still trying to make an effort to maintain the list or has everyone given up? Gerald -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Mike Pietruk Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2005 9:20 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Upcoming Books List Gerald I cannot speak directly to your question; but as a regular book scanner, I don't post my scanning plans to that list. I don't plan my scanning far into the future; and generally what I begin scanning are often spur of the moment decisions based on something that catches my current interest, something that becomes available at the library, a book my wife has laying around, whatever. Another problem with such lists is that they tend to only reflect the plans of a fraction of the outside volunteers who submit books, do not include what goes on by the inside group in Palo Alto, nor those special projects such as the large collection submissions. Hence, a book not appearing on that list doesn't indicate that someone is doing it. Moreover, a book appearing on that list doesn't mean it will be scanned soon, say nothing of the validation process plus the increasingly slow final approval process in Palo Alto. A list such as that can only work effectively if it becomes a fast track to a book making the collection.