[bksvol-discuss] Re: backlog of books on the step 1 page

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 15:28:46 -0800 (PST)


I think the submitted book goes immediately to the
download list. The submitter, if he/she knows or
suspects that words are missing because the binding
hasn't been held down firmly enough, should rate the
book as Fair. Also, if the submitter thinks that maybe
a sighted person needs to do the validation with the
aid of the real book, that should be mentioned in the
Comments section and also posted here on list. 
Sometimes words can be filled in from the context, if
the validator is reading the book, but you're right --
if the validator does the minimum required and doesn't
read the book, those scanning errors will remain and
make it difficult for a reader.


-- Jill O'Connell <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I also have another concern. I'm not sure what
> Bookshare does to the
> submitted book before  it appears on the download
> list for validation, but
> they are not addressing the fact that often many
> words are missing that the
> scanner obviously does not pick up near the binding.
> If Bookshare can't help
> with this problem, the scanner should certainly be
> reading the scanned book
> and correcting the problem. The sad thing is, of
> course, that the validator
> often doesn't know what the missing words are
> either.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005 6:58 AM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] backlog of books on the
> step 1 page
> > I tend to validate rather than scan.  I tend to
> read the books I validate
> > though often I read part of them and am not
> through reading to the end by
> > the time I upload the corrected copy.
> >
> > Thoughts on correcting books from the step 1 page
> are as follows.  I
> notice
> > that many people submit books which they have done
> little to correct.   I
> > know the validators are supposedly those who
> should do those
> > corrections.  However, we validators are
> theoretically only supposed to
> > check to see that all pages are present and that
> the copyright info is
> > included.  Most of us do much much more.  For one
> thing, I always use the
> > rank spelling and corrections features in K1000. 
> Many of the books from
> > the step 1 page have not had these tools used on
> them before they are
> > uploaded.  Books would probably go through the
> validation process faster
> if
> > they were corrected less carefully.  Either we
> need more people doing
> > validation or we need better scanned books
> submitted.  We just cannot put
> > books into the system in uncorrected form.
> >
> > E.
> >
> >
> >
> >

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