[bksvol-discuss] interesting statistics

  • From: "Kasondra payne" <Kassyp36@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 13:24:24 -0600

I like to play around with numbers  and discover what they really tell me.
I just did some research comparing English books rated excellent, good and
fair both rated adult content and not.  I also compared  Spanish books rated
adult content and not.  I used the links on Jake’s web site to accomplish my
task.  This project was done as of 12:55 MDT.  Here’s what I found.  


There are a total of 23,373 English books on Bookshare, and there are 244
Spanish books on Bookshare.  This gives us a total of 23,617 books up on the
site.  There are 1,007 books rated adult content in English and 7 Spanish
books rated adult content.  I don’t know much more about the Spanish books,
but I have more statistics on the English books.


By doing some careful adding and subtracting I determined that out of the
1,007 English books rated adult content, 47 are rated fair, 285 are rated
good, and 675 are rated excellent.  There are a total of 1253 English books
in the collection rated fair.  There are 22,120 English books rated
excellent and good.  There are 17,386 books rated excellent.  


When I changed my settings to block adult content, I found 22,366 English
books.  I found that 1,206 of them were rated fair, 21,160 were rated
excellent and good, and 16,711 books were rated excellent.  That means that
there are 4,734 English books rated good in the collection, and 4,449 of
those books are not rated adult content.  The total amount of books rated
adult content is 1,014.  Seven of those books are in Spanish.  That also
means there are 237 Spanish books not rated adult content.   


This tells me as a user and a volunteer that the quality of the collection
is very high and getting better.  We should all be very happy.  I also want
to say that the staff are doing a great job, and keep it up.




Kasondra Payne

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