Scanning takes a long time if it's done right. I read fifty pages and then go back over them and get the title and author deleted and check out all the page numbers. I also make any corrrections I hear as I scan and read. Then I do another fifty pages and do the same to them until the book is finished. Then I do a spell check and take care of as many of those as is possible considering all the accents in speech and intentional poor grammar. So I can't give you a figure in hours as to how long it takes because it depends on the length of the book and whether it's a poor paperback. So if it's done right it takes hours and hours.
I'm sure all scanners do it in different ways, but that's basically how I do it.
Bud At 12:07 PM 12/14/2008, you wrote:
Good day validators and submitters,How long does it take to scan a book? Validating one well takes a long time. It takes a particularly long time if a lot of correcting is needed. Then proof reading becomes much more work.If your submit is on step 1 and you know it has a less than excellent rating, please consider replacing it with an excellent copy. All you have to do is download your poorer copy from step 1 reject it and put up your new improved copy. You cannot validate your own submit but you can reject your own submit and replace it with a better spell checked copy if that will improve its rating.We validators (now proof readers) will praise you for caring about your submits. Those poor quality scans living in step 1 land will leave step 1 more rapidly for a smoother trip to the collection.I too will do my part by evaluating some of the less than excellent submits languishing on step 1. Anybody want to join in?all the best, E. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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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