Yes, scanning with prevalidating actually takes longer than validating because one is doing the physical scanning as well as what Bud describes below. When I used to scan books I scanned the whole book, then prevalidated it, the same way I now validate, i.e., I proofread it and then did a final spell-check. That way one also finds missing or duplicated pages. That is why, I'm sure, originally scanners got $2.50 credit and validators only 50 cents credit. The problem was that many submitters did not do a careful job but quickly scanned and submitted without doing any kind of checking or validating, and we validators had a much more time-consuming job, so that the pay difference wasn't at all fair. Cindy --- Bud Schwab <budschwab@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > 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@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >put 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. > > > Bud Schwab > W 6 Z Y P > Malibu, California > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put 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. > > WISH LIST (CALLED REQUESTED ADDITIONS TO THE BOOKSHARE COLLECTION)IS AVAILABLE AT http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/wish_list/wish_list.htm www.lljfm.net/bookshare/home.htm A LIST OF BOOKS CURRENTLY BEING SCANNED IS AVAILABLE AT http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ www.lljfm.net/bookshare/home.htm To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put 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.