[bksvol-discuss] Re: friends don't let friends date Jason

  • From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 18:32:25 -0700 (PDT)

What you say below is very true, but in that case the scanner can submit with a 
note in the comments section that the book needs to be validated by a sighted 
volunteer, and, if possible post such info here. If he/she can't post, then 
someone who goes to take the book and notices the note probably will.

In this case, unfortunately, as Laura said, none of us was able to find the 
book in our libraries, though it is in various libraries around the country.

I think perhaps World Cat <http://www.worldcat.org/> is now available to 
anyone, and it's very easy to use, or perhaps not for someone who is blind; I 
don't know. You put in the title you're looking for, indicate that it's a book, 
and put in your zip code, and then you get a list of the libraries that have 
the book, with those closest to you first. I can do it for anyone who ever 
wants me to.


> However, I don't know if you've considered the
> issues the submitter
> may have faced as well. With a book like this that has
> Spanish, odd
> dialect,  and street slang in it, I'm not sure that the
> OCR process
> would work as well to begin with. I don't know the
> submitter well and
> am speaking from my experience with scanning other books
> similar to
> this. There are some pages where the OCR software gets
> mixed up by
> English and Spanish on the same page and ends up making a
> mess. I

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