I submitted a couple of books before paying my membership fee. Perhaps you
should ask these people where they got the idea that they couldn't. It just
didn't occur to me that I couldn't submit books before paying. There's
absolutely nothing anywhere on the site that even implies that you need to
pay before submitting, only downloading.
I submitted books that I knew weren't in the collection. Since I didn't know about the validation part at the time, I might have been wasting my time scanning books that were already out for validation or in the admin queue, but I apparently got lucky on that score. Still, it would be good if members and nonmembers wanting to submit something could input a title and get a message back telling them if the book is out for validation, waiting for administrator approval, or not in the system at all.
----- Original Message ----- From: "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 3:04 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: let disabled people know they can submit without being members
Seemed odd to me but I have heard it now from several blind folks. Some of them work for agencies and software manufacturers too so the feeling must be widespread. The part about haveing to be a member to search worries me almost as much as the part about having to be a member to submit. I am also concerned that k1000 and bookshare do not work closely together. For instnace, it would be nice to somehow be able to input a title before scanning it and search quickly for it in the bookshare database even if you are not a member. that way, someone new to scanning can make sure the bookshare collection does not include the book before beginning the process of scanning.
How closely does bookshare work with the makers of scanning packages, particularly those made for disabled users?
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