Hi, Robert. While readers in college might not be as crucial as it once was, there still is a need for them and they still are being used. There are still books that can't be found anywhere else, so Bookshare still serves that purpose, at least for me. I have downloaded some books from Bookshare that were available through NLS, but they were either available on tape, which I don't do for general purposes, or I just found them on Bookshare first. I do, however, have a lot more books I've downloaded that aren't available through NLS. Whether they're available through RFBD or not doesn't really matter to me. Take care. Julie Morales "This book (the Bible) will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from this book." D.L. Moody "To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you." C.S. Lewis ----- Original Message ----- From: robert tweedy To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 8:20 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: more book sale finds How about us helping out on aproving a book and saying it is okay to put it on the new page. Pick out the ones that want to go by the guidelines of bookshare and that the staff would have more time to try to get grants and such. I for one am not working and have a lot of time on my hands and I think there might be a few of us like myself that can help out a lot more. I know we can't devote all our free time to bookshare but there should be a way we can help out more if we want. In the survey that was done earlier this year or it could've been last year, what did readers want in the collection? I am submitting and aproving books that can't be found in the NLS but they aren't the least of my favorites and could care less but I want bookshare better than any other source for blind people to find things to read and if we can get reference books and text books boy what a great thing for bookshare. I remember back in the 70's and 80's it was hard to get books for cvollege and the SRS or whoever had to hire readers, don't know if that has changed over the years or not but I heard a lot of "I wish there was a place to get books." Has this changed over the years or not, it sounds like there is a lot going on right now.----- Original Message ----- From: Carrie Karnos To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 12:10 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: more book sale finds Yes, there are several projects in the works. Unfortunately the books that will bring in grant money (so Bookshare can stay afloat) are not the same books that most members want to read (sci fi, mysteries, romance and some other category that I've forgotten - Westerns maybe?). So the staff does a juggling act, trying to keep everyone happy - investors, members, volunteers. It's a bit rough on the staff members, since they WANT to make everyone supremely happy but they know they can't. I try to put the books I find (based on what everyone tells me in the discussion group) into the submission queue as fast as I can, but my time is limited too. We really do try, we really really do... Thanks! Carrie siss52 <siss52@xxxxxxx> wrote: It seems to me that they definnitely need more staff to approve books.. One person can only do so much, and yet Marissa keeps dreaming up more projects and bringing in more books, even though she tells us they are working on a bunch of donated books. It seems the gardening books should get some priority as well as cookbooks. Sue S. ----- Original Message ----- From: Carrie Karnos To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2005 11:20 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: more book sale finds Glad I can help! One word of caution: Marissa brought in 5 bags of books on Thursday, and I got 2 more bags of books this weekend, so it'll take a while for all of the books (probably 80-100) to move thru the queue. Don't hold your breath waiting for them! I hope we can streamline the process, and get them submitted sooner, but you know how it goes... Carrie "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Kerry, these are wonderful. i can't wait to read the "I hate cookbook" and the one on the senses. Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Advisory Council www.guidedogs.com The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs. -- Vance Havner ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carrie Karnos" To: "Bookshare Vol Group" Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2005 10:13 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] more book sale finds Hi all, I went to the book sale again today and came away with: Sense and Nonsense: A Study in Human Communication by Alfred Fleischman To Be Young, Gifted and Black: An Informal Autobiography of Lorraine Hansberry On Being Black: Writings by Afro-Americans from Frederick Douglass to the Present The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh Victory by Joseph Conrad The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken Take Care of Your Dog with the Home Vet Handbook 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth 30 Simple Energy Things You Can Do to Save the Earth Flowering Succulents by Gordon Rowley The Clear and Simple Gardening Guide by DX Fenten The Wonderful World of Books by Alfred Stefferud (editor) Grave Mistake by Ngaio Marsh The Killing Man by Mickey Spillane The Big Knockover by Dashiell Hammett An Introduction to Literature and the Fine Arts by the Editors at Michigan State College Press Planning Art Education in the Middle/Secondary Schools of Ohio Understanding the Arts by Helen Gardner A Short Guide to Writing about Art by Sylvan Barnet Artists at Work by Bernard Chaet From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History by James Smith Pierce The Necessity of Art: A Marxist Approach by Ernst Fischer There were probably 100 gardening books at the book sale, lots of them being Sunset Publishing (which is a few miles from the Bookshare office). What type of gardening books do people want? I can pick some up during next month's book sale. Carrie --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search presents - Jib Jab's 'Second Term' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.300 / Virus Database: 265.8.7 - Release Date: 2/10/2005 -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.300 / Virus Database: 265.8.7 - Release Date: 2/10/2005 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of sp am? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search presents - Jib Jab's 'Second Term'