How is this practical given their staffing issue? Unless it was done by
dedicated volunteers or something, wouldn't this mean more for Gustavo?
At 03:21 PM 12/7/2005, you wrote:
Mike, I may be wrong, but I think Jill meant checking for things like verification of copyright before putting the book on the download list, rather than having it go automaticallt to the list, be validated carefully by someone, and then having the original,un-validated scan put back because of wrong copyright or because the PTB want it checked, which means duplicated work at the best and the possiblity that the book never gets validated and into the collection at the worst.
--- Mike Pietruk <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Jill > > Would you want an arbitrary pc tool suggest that > your scan didn't pass > muster and shouldn't be looked at by a human > validator? > I wouldn't; nor would most submitters given the lack > of judgment a piece > of computer has. > Foreign dialects would trip up such a system; so > might a few garbled back > or front pages which are not part of the actual > text. > > The quality of scans continually improve, and so do > the number of > submitters. > Also, there is a lot of in-house scanning at Palo > Alto done by their high > quality scanning/recognition system. > The challenge is attracting more volunteers to > assist with validating and > to have the staff in Palo Alto to process. > > I am not an advocate of attempting to limit the > number of submissions as > that is the problem with NLS. Hence, what BookShare > faces is the pleasant > dilemma of finding both human and financial > resources to aid in growing. > > Frankly, I am not so much bothered by the quality of > the typical book in > the collection; > I am more troubled by the processing software > removing page numbers, > chapter headers and critical header and footer info > that would potentially > make the book more valuable. > Given the nature of what BookShare is now, you will > never see 100% > perfection in scanning quality. > But it is darn good, and if the processing issues > can be effectively dealt > with, and with the march of ocr technology, things > will only get better > and better. > Frankly, the more books Bookshare can show are being > added, or can be > added, the more donors may be willing to give. > That's why the thrust is to bolster the collection > while at the same time > added as many customers as possible. > Donors are impressed by that, and services as RFB&D > continually point > numbers such as those as they target individual and > corporate donors. > > > 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. > >
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