I try to make my books as perfect as possible before submitting, and I look at them even closer when validating. . All of my books but one have been ranked excellent, with at least 99 percent spelled correctly,and that little 1 percent is usually due to proper nouns or dialect. The one thing which frustrates me is several times my books have been replaced, according to the email due to an improvement to quality, but when I look at them they all have been to lower quality. Sometimes I feel why am I putting all these hours and hours into prevalidating a book if it is just going to be replaced anyways. And no, it's not that someone took my book and accidentally made it worse when trying the opposite, but they are usually whole other scans of different editions that have not nearly been looked over. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 12:15 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanners' feelings > I take pride in my submissions, and I hate to admit it, but before I joined > the volunteer pool I didn't really care about the quality. > > But now... smile. > > I try to et excellent books and when I get a "good" rating, I want to know > why. > > Smile. > > I guess the rejections that bug me the most are the ones where I know it > isn't right, or there wasn't any reason. > > Then it is frustrating. > > Smile. > > But I haven't gotten very many rejections and each book I submit I take > pride in knowing it is available in an accessible format. > > My goal for this year was 500 books on the site from me. I am one > authorization shy of that goal as of yesterday. smile, and I take pride in > that too. > > Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI > and Judson, guiding golden > juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. > Graduate Alumni Association Board > www.guidedogs.com > > Dog ownership is like a rainbow. > Puppies are the joy at one end. > Old dogs are the treasure at the other. > Carolyn Alexander > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Estelnalissi" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 7:07 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] scanners' feelings > > > Dear Volunteers, > > So far, as a volunteer, my contribution has been validating. With every book > I validate, I learn more, but also have more questions. Today I'm not asking > technical questions. I want to learn more about how those of you who scan > books feel about your submissions. > > When you take time to scan a book and place it on the step one page, do you > worry how long it will be before someone takes it to validate? Do you worry > if the validator will sit on it forever or make mistakes when uploading so > the book doesn't get approved and you've done all of that work for nothing? > > All of the booksbut one that I've uploaded so far have been approved, but I > feel terrible about the one that got away. It was Echoes, a book the scanner > kindly allowed me to validate. It was over 450 pages long and I took a ton > of hours checking it word by word. > > I'm more experienced, now, and probably would know how to upload it > correctly. I haven't given up on it yet. Now that I have more confidence and > understanding of the process, I will try again and when I get it right, the > whole world will hear about it. > > Back to my question. I've sampled, but not kept, some random books from the > step one page.A few have looked so accurate, that I thought I might be able > to validate without a print counterpart. Others are well done, but contain > some puzzles I'm not comfortable trying to correct without a print book for > exact checking. > > I read books from the collection for pleasure and, while I'm patient with > the ones which have numerous errors or format quirks, the accurate copies > are a joy. My goal is to make the ones I validate a pleasure to read in as > many kinds of formats as possible. > > As usual, I'm rambling in various directions, but, back to my original > question. Do any of you scanners have validation or approval anxiety? > > I uploaded a book today. Wish it luck. Two more are completed, but uploading > makes me a bit nervous because I know if I goof up in that process, I can > put the book's approval at risk. > > Always With Love, > > Lissi > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. 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