Hi Mayrie, Like you, I try to find unique books for the collection. On the other hand, I prefer reading books in Braille. Not just sometimes, but always. Thus, even if a book is available from NLS, I don't mind seeing it duplicated on Bookshare, just because it means I can read it on my Pacmate. Only an opinion, though. Lora -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monica Willyard Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 9:47 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: book requests Hi, Mayrie. You're right that Bookshare and NLS share qualification criteria. However, we have several patrons who cannot hear and thus read Braille only. That's why some of us scan the more popular books anyway. I started out where you're coming from. It wasn't until I'd been around for awhile that I realized how many blind people also have a hearing impairment. The number is much higher than I ever would have guessed. They can't use cassettes, and NLS still produces relatively few titles in Braille. Our Julie M gently prodded me to imagine what my life would be like in her shoes, and I didn't like the picture she painted. Because of what I've learned, I've changed my policy on what I'm willing to scan. I still prefer the NLS recordings myself, but I can see how limited life would be for me if I couldn't hear well. So if you see us duplicating content, that's a big reason why. (smile) Monica Willyard On Wednesday 9/13/2006 10:00 PM, you wrote: >Hi Shayla, > > If it matters, the last three books that you listed are > available on cassette from NLS. I personally try not to duplicate > books that NLS already has as anyone eligible for BookShare is also > eligible to receive books through NLS. Let me know if you really want > me to scan those anyway. If it's really important to you or to anyone > else, I'd be happy to scan those books. Otherwise, I'd rather grow > the collection with books not available to patrons anywhere else. > >Peace, >Mayrie > >At 05:15 PM 9/13/2006, you wrote: >>Hi all, >> >>On a friend's recommendation, I've been reading the Kate Shugak >>mystery series by Dana Stabenow, ten of which we have on Bookshare >>(the first is A Cold Day for Murder). The books are about -- well, >>I'll let the author's website explain it. >> >>"Kate Shugak is an Aleut who lives on a 160-acre homestead in a >>generic national Park in Alaska. Her roommate is a half-wolf, >>half-husky dog named Mutt. >>Her nearest neighbors are a bull moose and a grizzly sow. Farther off >>are dog mushers, miners, hunters, trappers, fishermen, bush pilots, >>pipeline workers, Park rats and Park rangers, other Aleuts, >>Athabascans, a few Tlingits and the residents of Niniltna, a village >>perched on the edge of the Kanuyaq River, a 600-mile long, salmon-rich >>tributary that winds through the Park to Prince William Sound." >> >>Oh, and she also solves crime. >> >>Anyway, like I said, Bookshare has ten of these books, which means >>we're missing four. They are: >> >>3. Dead in the Water >>8. Killing Grounds >>11. The Singing of the Dead >>12. A Fine and Bitter Snow >> >>If anyone has access to these books and is willing to scan them, I'd >>really appreciate it -- they're fun but sober, clever but sweet, and >>I'm really enjoying them. >> >>Shayla >> >>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. > >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. > 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. 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.