[bksvol-discuss] Re: Wishlist and Home Page Update

  • From: Carrie Karnos <ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 08:05:51 -0800 (PST)

Hi Amber,

Having chopped up a lot of the medical books that have been scanned
recently, I want to warn you that it may take a while before they are in
the database.  Most of the books are 800-1200 pages, with loads of photos,
drawings, graphs and charts. [Let me tell you, some of the photos are not
pleasant to look at.] Worse of all, usually the pages are really really
thin and sometimes very slick, so scanning is just a nightmare.  It can
take hours to scan one book because of the frequent double-feeds.  And of
course validating takes even longer...

Marissa and some other volunteers have done an outstanding job of scanning
the medical books.  I want to commend them for their patience in dealing
with such a rough task.


--- Amber Wallenstein <awallens@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Medical books? Can you scan them for bookshare, I love medical stuff!
> Amber
> My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.\
> Bela Karolyi, Olympic Coach
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Marissa Mika" <Marissa.M@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 6:17 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Wishlist and Home Page Update
> > And I should be careful what I wish for. Thanks for the outpouring of
> > suggestions for the wishlist. I know I said it would be updated soon,
> > and it will! 
> > 
> > I'm also in the midst of scanning about 80 medical text books for
> > another project, and it has taken up almost all of my time in the
> office
> > for the past few days. It will be up by tonight (Friday) or Monday.
> > 
> > And really, thanks again! 
> > 
> > Best, 
> > Marissa 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >

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