[bksvol-discuss] Re: some questions

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 01:24:32 -0700 (PDT)

Mike posted that if you put the title of the book in google you *might* find it 
on google and be able to look at the table of contents page. I haven't tried it 
myself. He also said that if there are garbled words on a page and one puts 
some words on either side of the garbled stuff into google it might go to the 
page in the book and one can see what the garbled words are supposed to be..  

If one can look inside the book one can sometimes see the table of contents 
page, but I'm told it's an image and so no help to a blind person, but any 
sighted volunteer wooould be happy to check amazon or google for you. As far as 
I know there is no site that has tables of contents of all books.
Cindy

Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and books-being-scanned 
list available at sites below



Wish List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List

Books Being Scanned List: 
https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List


--- On Wed, 10/28/09, Debby Franson <the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Debby Franson <the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: some questions
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 11:49 PM
> Hi!
> 
> I just did a webcrawler search, and I didn't find a place
> on the web that listed tables of contents for books.
> 
> Debby
> 
> At 06:22 PM 10/27/2009, gwen tweedy wrote
> > Is  there a place on line, where you can find out
> things for a book like the contents of books that kind of
> thing
> > I  know you can wait until you see a sighted
> person and that is cool but wondered if there is such
> a  place where you can find out things the little
> things without sighted help.
> > Also Bob thought he heard once, like if it is a text
> book or an important book where things have to be precise
> but on fiction books if it didn't mess up the book some
> things didn't matter like we've had books before where
> headings weren't there and lots of times the page numbers
> you don't hear them in a book they don't show up when the
> book comes up and is excepted anyhow because of like
> software or any number of things.
> > Because he says he has put up books that he was sure
> he had the page numbers in and stuff and when he has looked
> at them or brought them down none of those things are in
> there.
> > I know you  have to do a good job that kind of
> thing
> > I have even had a person who does not volunteer for
> bookshare who just reads tell me that all that stuff
> distracts from the book and breaks up the text and it
> bothers him.
> > Just thought I'd ask.
> > Cause some books no matter what a blind person does
> some books are grand but some books  especially these
> tiny ones stuff just doesn't come out and this is about the
> 4th time I've gone through this book in fact got so
> dilligent on it that ended up putting up a partial book not
> sure how that happened but it did.
> > I'm ready for some new books LOL these same 9 books
> LOL have been sitting on my table for months and I've redone
> them so many times that wow they are broke *smile*
> > 
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