[bksvol-discuss] Re: plan to submit -- Jolson: Legend Comes to Life

  • From: Cindy Rosenthal <grandcyn77@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 16:54:14 -0800

Hey. is this the Rik James I'm delighted to see again, i.e., the one who
used to work at book share before deciding he wanted a different kind of
job? If so, welcome back --as a volunteer you won't be pestered by people
like me with questions smile.

I can't find the book in either of my libraries, but if you're willing to
mail it to me, I'll proof it--and don't worry about the navigation. We
proofers take care of that. I can mail the print book back to you if you
want it back, or donate it to a library's used-book store.
I have some other things I'm working on so there's no hurry.

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 4:09 PM, <ohio1803@xxxxx> wrote:

>   Hello Booksharians.
> I have been off the list for a spell.
>  But I'm still a scanner and submitter of books.
> I have proofed a few, but mostly just scan what I can and submit them.
> I have recently scanned a book which I purchased used, which I think is
> out of print.
> At least my attempts to find it were unsuccessful at the time I wished to
> read it.
> It is a 1988 biography of entertainer Al Jolson.
> Jolson: The Legend Comes to Life
> by Herbert G. Goldman
> I have been working on it quite awhile, as I have been reading and
> correcting scanos as I go, being very particular that the many dates and so
> on are correct.
> It is a fascinating story, that tells not only much about the entertainer
> but really a pretty unique history of the development of entertainment in
> US, from vaudeville, to live theatre, radio, and film. There are a few
> books in our Bookshare collection that give some biographical information
> about "Jolie." But this may be of interest to others who may wish to know
> about him, also.
> So if someone wants to have this book to proofread, tell me what you want
> me to do, and I'll do it, before submitting it.
> Do you still do that thing where you put “Hold for” in the filename if a
> particular individuals wants to proofread a book?
> It may be a week or so before I can submit it, so there is no hurry. I am
> doing the project as fill-in between other things.
> Thank you all for the great work that you other volunteers and Bookshare
> have been doing over these years.
> This whole new business of image description and so on, it sounds quite
> fascinating.
> I wonder, if someone knows.
> Are we anywhere near where a book may be submitted with all the Daisy
> navigation? Or is it still just Rich Text Format.
> As I have proceeded with this book project, I have placed the level 1 and
> 2 bookmarks (In K-1000, .kes called multi-level bookmarks)?
>  And are other changes in Font Size, and bolding, still desired when we
> submit the book in RTF?
> I have moved all page numbers to top of each page with blank line above
> and below it, as before.
> If there is a link to this instruction detail for volunteers, if it is
> convenient, please put the URL in an email to me.
> Thanks.
> And Seasons Greetings!
> Richard (Rik) James

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