[bksvol-discuss] Re: book approval?

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 20:35:59 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Lissi,

I haven't read through to the end of my mail, so
someone else mayhave answered this already.

Rui gets the list from Gustavo. He doesn't create or
update it but just keeps it handy for us and tells us
here on the list when it's been updated. I always copy
t and paste it into a Word file onmy desktop so I have
it handy.

It used to be weekly, but with Marissa gone and her
duties divided between two people added to their other
duties, it doesn't come out as frequently--which is a
problem, because it's  the only way besides checking
the collectionand the download list to avoid scanning
a book that's already being worked on.

Several of us have asked several times if there's
anything we volunteers could to to take some of the
work burden off the shoulders of the paid employees. I
would think that perhaps one of the in-house
volunteers could learn to update the list and send it
to Rui, but so far, no dice.

Cindy



--- Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Dear Cindy,
> 
> If we know of changes that could be made to update
> Rui's list, is there some 
> one we can tell? Or, is there a way of pitching in
> and helping maintain the 
> list.
> 
> When talking to Rui on the conference call about a
> month ago, I suggested he 
> post a weekly reminder about the list, something he
> could write once and put 
> up for new volunteers or current volunteers who
> missed former posts.
> 
> I'm not avid about this, just curious. I must say I
> love lists, the more the 
> merrier and have enjoyed cruising it. I wasn't
> checking about anything being 
> out of date, but enquiring minds....
> 
> Always With Love,
> 
> Lissi
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 2:39 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: book approval?
> 
> 
> > Do you know about Marissa's List? If you download
> it
> > from Rui's site, and do a Find, you can find out
> if
> > your book is being validated or is in the
> > administrator pool. If you give us the title,  I
> can
> > check quickly for you, because Ihave it on my
> > desktop--well, maybe not so quickly because I'm
> > leaving the house soon.
> >
> > Here is the URL for the lists Rui is kind enough
> to
> > keep up for us--books requested, books that need
> to be
> > re-scanned because of their condition, books that
> > people are validating, and books awaiting
> > administrator approval. Imay have left something
> out,
> > but if I have you'll find it.
> >
> > The only problem with Marissa's list (named in
> honor
> > of a former bookshare employee who maintained it
> until
> > she left to go to graduate school,; I've included
> for
> > myself the name of her predecessor who started
> it). is
> > that it isn't updated frequently, so it gets out
> of
> > date quickly. Still, it's better than nothing.
> >
> > Cindy
> >
> > --- Tina Birnenbaum <tinabir@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >> I see and checked the step 1 page last night and
> it
> >> isn't ther so hopefully
> >> that is a good sign. I don't lik moving on to a
> new
> >> book until I know the
> >> old was or not approved so, willremember this
> though
> >> haven't don much wiyth
> >> the advanced search stuff.
> >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
> >> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 8:19 PM
> >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: book approval?
> >>
> >>
> >> > Hi, Tina,
> >> >
> >> > You've hit on one problem with the system.
> People
> >> who
> >> > submit books do get an email notice that their
> >> book
> >> > has been accepted or rejected after it goes
> >> through
> >> > the validation and administrator approval
> process.
> >> >
> >> > Unfortunately, we validators don't. Thus some
> >> books
> >> > that validators have thought they approved have
> >> ended
> >> > up back on the download list and the validator
> >> didn't
> >> > notice, because we don't go back and look for
> >> books we
> >> > think we're finished with. The only to know if
> a
> >> book
> >> > you've validated is in the collection is to do
> >> what
> >> > you are doing, which is to check the
> collection.
> >> I've
> >> > decided that I also should check the download
> list
> >> to
> >> > see if a book is back on it for some reason,
> but I
> >> > probably won't. It takes too long to load, for
> >> > impatient me, even with cable or DSL. modem.
> When
> >> I
> >> > want to check the collection I go to Advance
> >> Search
> >> > and use Find, and I get results very quickly.
> >> >
> >> > Cindy
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > -- Tina Birnenbaum <tinabir@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > Hi. For people who've had books approved, are
> >> you
> >> > > notified by e-mail or do you just have to
> look
> >> on
> >> > > the pages to see? I've only had one book
> >> approved
> >> > > that I've tried validating and camn't
> remember
> >> how I
> >> > > saw it I think just on the new book page.
> Just
> >> > > curious how others find that out.
> >> > >   ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> > >   From: Gerald Hovas
> >> > >   To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> > >   Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 3:46 PM
> >> > >   Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Bookshare
> >> reaches
> >> > > 24,000 Books - some category info
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >   Lissi,
> >> > >
> >> > >   I don't know when Bookshare hit 23,000, but
> >> > > Gustavo sent a notice on June 14 that
> Bookshare
> >> had
> >> > > reached 22,500, and there was a big
> announcement
> >> on
> >> > > the website back in January when Bookshare
> reach
> >> > > 20,000.  1000 books by the end of the year
> >> should be
> >> > > easy since, from what I've noticed,  Gustavo
> >> > > approves around 400 to 500 books a month, and
> we
> >> > > have three months left in 2005.  Things will
> >> > > probably slow down around Thanksgiving and
> >> probably
> >> > > come to a crawl in mid to late December, but
> I
> >> still
> >> > > think we'll reach 25,000 by the end of the
> year
> >> with
> >> > > no problem.
> >> > >
> >> > >   It will be interesting to see when we do
> reach
> >> > > 25,000.
> >> > >
> >> > >   Gerald
> >> > >
> >> > >   P.S. Here's Gustavo's notice from back in
> >> June.
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >   -----Original Message-----
> >> > >   From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> > >
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> >> > > Behalf Of Gustavo Galindo
> >> > >   Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:05 AM
> >> > >   To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> > >   Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Bookshare.org now
> >> has
> >> > > over 22,500 books
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >   gentlepeople,
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >   thanks to a night of very little sleep (i
> >> blame
> >> > > the hot weather), i approved a mess of books
> >> last
> >> > > night/this morning. we have surpassed the
> 22,500
> >> > > live books mark that we were aiming for by
> the
> >> start
> >> > > of the summer conventions the first week of
> >> July.
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >   we've met that goal a few weeks ahead of
> >> schedule,
> >> > > it seems!
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >   thanks for your hard work, your fun in
> sharing
> >> > > your passions for books, and for your
> >> participation
> >> > > in this awesome community.
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >   so, what's our next goal?
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >   gustavo
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >   -----Original Message-----
> >> > >   From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> > >
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> >> > > Behalf Of Estelnalissi
> >> > >   Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 5:11 PM
> >> > >   To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> > >   Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Bookshare
> >> reaches
> >> > > 24,000 Books - some category info
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >   Dear Janice and Gerald,
> >> > >
> >> > >   It's inspiring to be updated on the number
> of
> >> > > books in the collection. A thousand books
> before
> >> > > 2006 sounds like a tall order. Would any of
> you
> >> who
> >> > > enjoy statistics and are good at research be
> >> willing
> >> > > to find out how long it took to add the
> previous
> >> > > thousand titles, as in going from 23 to 24
> >> thousand
> >> > > books?
> >> > >
> >> > >   Thanks, Gerald, for the good news that
> we've
> >> > > reached 24 thousand.
> >> > >
> >> > >   Janice, I loved your post listing the
> number
> >> of
> >> > > books in the various categories. I love
> >> > > contemplating numbers, comparing categories
> and
> >> > > being happy that some of my favorites are
> well
> >> > > stocked. I'll be referring to your list from
> >> time to
> >> > > time. Thank you again for compiling and
> sending
> >> it.
> >> > >
> >> > >   Always With Love,
> >> > >
> >> > >   Lissi
> >> > >     ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> > >     From: Janice Carter
> >> > >     To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> > >     Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 8:32 PM
> >> > >     Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Bookshare
> >> reaches
> >> > > 24,000 Books - some category info
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >     This will give you a rough idea of books
> in
> >> the
> >> > > collection by category....
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >     Bookshare.org Books by Categories
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Animals.....................................................................
> >>
> >
>
..........................................................................
> >> > > 757
> >> > >
> >> > >     Art and
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Architecture................................................................
> >>
> >
>
...........................................................
> >> > > 98
> >> > >
> >> > >     Biographies and
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Memoirs.....................................................................
> >> ......................................
> >> > > 1,649
> >> > >
> >> > >     Business and
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Finance.....................................................................
> >> ................................................
> >> > > 294
> >> > >
> >> > >     Children's
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Books.......................................................................
> >>
> ....................................................
> >> > > 2,478
> >> > >
> >> > >     Computers and
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Internet....................................................................
> >> ..............................................
> >> > > 775
> >> > >
> >> > >     Cooking, Food and
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Wine........................................................................
> >> .......................................
> >> > > 161
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Disability-Related..........................................................
> >>
> >
>
....................................................................
> >> > > 547
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Entertainment...............................................................
> >>
> >
>
.....................................................................
> >> > > 246
> >> > >
> >> > >     Gay and
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Lesbian.....................................................................
> >>
> >
>
.........................................................
> >> > > 523
> >> > >
> >> > >     Health, Mind and
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Body........................................................................
> >> ............................................
> >> > > 686
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
History.....................................................................
> >>
> >
>
........................................................................
> >> > > 2,545
> >> > >
> >> > >     Home and
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Garden......................................................................
> >>
> >
>
........................................................
> >> > > 56
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Horror......................................................................
> >>
> >
>
...........................................................................
> >> > > 314
> >> > >
> >> > >     Literature and
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Fiction.....................................................................
> >> ..............................................
> >> > > 9,073
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Military....................................................................
> >>
> >
>
............................................................................
> >> > > 483
> >> > >
> >> > >     Mystery and
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Thrillers...................................................................
> >> .................................................
> >> > > 3,446
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Nonfiction..................................................................
> >>
> >
>
.....................................................................
> >> > > 5,446
> >> > >
> >> > >     Outdoors and
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Nature......................................................................
> >> .................................................
> >> > > 293
> >> > >
> >> > >     Parenting and
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Family......................................................................
> >> ................................................
> >> > > 369
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Poetry......................................................................
> >>
> >
>
...........................................................................
> >> > > 343
> >> > >
> >> > >     Professional and
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Technical...................................................................
> >> .........................................
> >> > > 366
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Reference...................................................................
> >>
> >
>
.......................................................................
> >> > > 416
> >> > >
> >> > >     Religion and
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Spirituality................................................................
> >> ...............................................
> >> > > 1,268
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Romance.....................................................................
> >>
> >
>
...................................................................
> >> > > 1,572
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Science.....................................................................
> >>
> >
>
.........................................................................
> >> > > 470
> >> > >
> >> > >     Science Fiction and
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Fantasy.....................................................................
> >> ................................
> >> > > 3,665
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Self-Help...................................................................
> >>
> >
>
..........................................................................
> >> > > 516
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Sports......................................................................
> >>
> >
>
...........................................................................
> >> > > 163
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Teens.......................................................................
> >>
> >
>
...........................................................................
> >> > > 867
> >> > >
> >> > >     Textbooks and Educational
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Materials...................................................................
> >> ........................
> >> > > 950
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Travel......................................................................
> >>
> >
>
............................................................................
> >> > > 173
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Westerns....................................................................
> >>
> >
>
........................................................................
> >> > > 262
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >     Janice
> >> > >
> >> > >     -----Original Message-----
> >> > >     From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> > > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On
> >> > > Behalf Of Gary Petraccaro
> >> > >     Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 2:48
> PM
> >> > >     To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> > >     Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Bookshare
> >> reaches
> >> > > 24,000 Books
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >     What are the percentages in the various
> >> > > categories?
> >> > >
> >> > >     Does anybody know?
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >       ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> > >
> >> > >       From: Gerald Hovas
> >> > >
> >> > >       To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> > >
> >> > >       Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 4:54
> PM
> >> > >
> >> > >       Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Bookshare
> >> reaches
> >> > > 24,000 Books
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >       Gustavo doesn't show it on Bookshare's
> >> home
> >> > > page yet, but I happened to do a
> >> > >       couple of searches using the Advanced
> >> Search
> >> > > page  earlier and found that
> >> > >       the collection has 23,774 books in
> English
> >> and
> >> > > 274 books in Spanish.  That's
> >> > >       a total of 24,048 books in the
> collection.
> >> > > That leabes three and a half
> >> > >       months to break the goal of 25,000 by
> the
> >> end
> >> > > of the year.
> >> > >
> >> > >       Gerald
> >> > >
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