[bksvol-discuss] Re: brf files

  • From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 05:13:13 -0600

Hi Prat,

Well, I sent a BRF book to Rui at the end of 2004 telling him what it was.
Instead of having it rescanned it is back on Step 1.  <smile>

Sue S.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pratik Patel" <pratikp1@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005 4:17 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: brf files


There are too many problems with back translation software to utilize them
effectively.  Even if Bookshare has the software, they've chosen  not to use
it.

Pratik



Pratik Patel
Interim Director
Office of Special Services
Queens College
Director
CUNY Assistive Technology Services
The City University of New York
     ppatel@xxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 10:43 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: brf files

Hi Sue,

I don't know if Bookshare has a back translator, I'll have to defer to
higher authority, Gustavo, Peter, Marissa, etc.
As to whether it is worth it or not, I guess that is an opinion call.  I
guess for those that are already in the library, I'd have to say yes in
support of the braille aficionados.  For those books that aren't already in
the collection however, I would have to question the wisdom of submitting
it in brf only.

Dave

At 05:50 PM 2/19/2005, you wrote:

>Hi Dave,
>
>Does Bookshare have a tool to translate a BRF file into the other formats?
>I mean, if there is no Daisy already in the library??  I can fix a BRF with
>the type keys for validation, but is it worth it just for a BRF?  That's
>what I'm asking.  If that makes sense.  <smile>
>
>Sue S.
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <talmage@xxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 4:26 PM
>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: brf files
>
>
>Hi Sue,
>
>I'm not sure what you're asking, but brf files get validated and
>resubmitted as brf.
>It's okay to accept a duplicate title if the only copy already on Bookshare
>is created by Bookshare's braille translation software, in other words, it
>appears on the same download page as a daisy link, but if there is only a
>brf copy in the library, than the new one should be better.  Unfortunately,
>when submitted as brf, the only download available once it hits the library
>is brf, no daisy gets created from the brf.
>
>Dave
>
>At 12:23 PM 2/19/2005, you wrote:
>
> >Did we ever get a ruling on what to do with brf files?  There are some on
> >Step 1.  We talked about it but I sent one to Rui and it is back on the
> >download page.
> >
> >Sue S.









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