[bksvol-discuss] Re: guidelines for submission fields - first draft

  • From: Mike Pietruk <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 06:35:16 -0400 (EDT)


There is no apparent rhyme or reason once a book is validated as to how 
long it will take for it to actually enter the collection.
Some books make it within hours, others sit around for months.
It's exceedingly frustrating to both submitters and validators, needless 
to say, but adherence to "guidelines" isn't the culprit.
There are certain apparent priorities in additions to the collection with 
books done by inside volunteers at BookShare's office tending to enter the 
collection faster along with those received from 3rd party organizations 
such as universities.
Similarily, books sought by BookShare for projects, such as Caldecott and 
Newberry winners, seem to get priority.
But, if you happen to submit something this morning and Gustavo starts 
working from the top of the stack, you may have your book available by 
coffee break time.

I've stopped worrying about this as it is outside my control.
The books will eventually make it and hopefully be appreciated by other 
users at some point.

So relax, validate, submit and eventually they will be there.  Sort of 
reminds me of verses from the Bible where humans are overfocused on time 
lines of things they cannot control.

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