The books I've validated that have had indices and footnotes at the back, I've just left. Usually they're readable, even if not in vertical lines. I have included notes that if they're a problem for any reader and that person wants me to fix them for me to contact me and I will fix them, but so far no one has. I wonder if anyone has even read any of those books. smile Cindy --- Evan Reese <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Sorry, but to me, that is way too much omission. > Table of contents? Not > putting that in is inconceivable to me. I can > understand the index being > left out, although the last two books I scanned had > indexes, and I took the > trouble to fix the first one up, and I will soon be > fixing up the other, but > contents, foreword, preface, etc. may not be > technically core content, but > they aren't even usually that long. > > I want to try to nip this kind of thinking in the > bud if I can, because the > last thing I want to see on Bookshare is books > turning up without contents, > and other preliminary material, but especially > without contents. I hope, as > already stated with the possible exception of the > index, that we aren't > going to start seeing stripped-down versions of > books here. I know that > this may take extra time for some people who want to > be conscientious and > turn in a quality addition to the collection. This > is especially true if a > book has a lot of endnotes or reference notes. A > recent book I scanned had > a couple hundred of them. That's one of the things > that sometimes > disappoints me about some books that NLS puts out. > When I hear something > like 'The forty pages of reference notes in the > print edition have been > omitted in this recording.', I feel cheated. Call > me a nerd if you want to, > but I actually read those things. That's a good > source of future reading > material for me, and I want to keep it in Bookshare > books. > > But the main impetus to writing this was the idea > put forth here that a > table of contents could be omitted because it is not > core content. I hope > Gustavo steps on this one hard. > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 4:15 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I think I know the > answer to this... > > > > You would let a book in if it were missing its > preface, introduction and > > endnotes but contained the text and the > appropriate title page copyright > > info? Interesting. > > > > E. > > > > > > At 11:39 PM 8/6/2006, you wrote: > > > >>Hi Lea, > >> > >>This may be surprising, but since the end notes > and indices are not 'core > >>content', you can submit the book as is. I have > dropped appendices or > >>indices a few times, when they were hopelessly > muddled. I would suggest > >>writing a note to Gustavo in the comment section > when you upload the book > >>about the missing 30 pages, since he may overrule > me. > >> > >>This of course begs the question: what exactly is > the 'core content' of a > >>book? I believe it's the center core of the book, > not the table of > >>contents, the foreword, the introduction, the > afterword, glossary, > >>appendices, indices, etc, etc, etc. Bookshare > requires the title and > >>copyright pages and the core content, but I > believe that's all. As I said > >>though, Gustavo may have a different opinion, so > if you want to make > >>absolutely sure, you could write him, using the > email address in the To > >>section of this email. > >> > >>HTH, Carrie > >> > >>Pascha Lea <pascha2u@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > >>Hi, > >> > >>I've started validating a text book, and I've just > noticed that all of the > >>end-notes and indexes aren't scanned. I have the > hard-copy of the book, so > >>I know there about 30 pages of this stuff missing. > As I don't have access > >>to a scanner, my first reaction would be to reject > this as an incomplete > >>book. My question is - would not having the > end-notes and indexes make > >>this book 'incomplete'? > >> > >>Thanks, > >>Lea > >> > >>Do you Yahoo!? > >>Everyone is raving about the > >><http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=42297/*http://advision.webevents.yahoo.com/handraisers>all-new > > >>Yahoo! Mail Beta. > >> > >> > >> > >>Talk is cheap. Use Yahoo! Messenger to make > PC-to-Phone calls. 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