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

  • From: Cindy Rosenthal <grandcyn77@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2012 12:57:40 -0800

No, do by all means submit it. I meant that the print copy is not in any of
my library systems, but if you want to snail-mail to me  the print book
you're scanning, when you've finished, I'll use it  to refer to if I need
to while I proof your scan, and I'll mail it back to you when I've
finished,or if you don't want it back I'll donate it to my library's
used-book store.
Remember, too, that if you need more credits than you have in order to
renew, there is a "bank" to  which people like me donate our extra

"Jolie" Did you ever see the movie The Jolson Story (I think that was  the
title, but I may be wrong;Larry Parks was Jolson; when the real Jolson
died, I cried;  I was very y young and Parks had made him seem so real, it
was as if someone I knew well had died.. And I still get teary when  he
sings Mammy (we have aJolson CD that we play sometimes in the car.

On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 9:03 AM, <ohio1803@xxxxx> wrote:

>   *Hi Cindy,*
> *Yep, I’m the one and same from before.*
> *And I remember you as well, as having proofed some of my scans and
> helped with advice, etc.*
> **
> *I’ve not been quite as active on volunteer side, but have scanned and
> submitted several books and had them approved in to the library this year.
> When scanning, I am largely scanning magazines and stuff like that.*
> **
> *I don’t understand. Do you propose I not submit the book but rather send
> you my RTF file of it to your email address? *
> *Or do you mean I should submit it and put a “hold for _your name_ in the
> file name of the file I submit?*
> **
> *I do like to get the credit for the book to offset my membership which
> comes up in April.*
> *Who knows, maybe I’ll get cracking and get more done. I sure have lots
> of books on a pile that I want to read that are in my collection but not
> yet electronically available to read.*
> **
> *Thanks, Cindy. As the Mac Wiseman song goes, “Tis Sweet to Be
> Remembered!” <g>*
> **
> *Rik*
>  *From:* Cindy Rosenthal <grandcyn77@xxxxxxxxx>
> *Sent:* Monday, December 03, 2012 5:54 PM
> *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: plan to submit -- Jolson: Legend Comes to
> Life
> 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.
> Cindy
> 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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