[bksvol-discuss] Re: submitted 36 books today

  • From: "Estelnalissi" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 02:06:00 -0400

Dear Carrie and List,

Excuse the silly question but do you mean you literally chop? For example, do 
you slice off bindings so the pages scan better? If so, how do you do that?

Also, can anyone suggest how to flatten a book to get the best scan? I have so 
many books I hope to scan and share but some I couldn't bear to chop, while it 
would be all right with others because I would know they would actually be read 
more if chopped than if not.

Always turning Pages,

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Carrie Karnos 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 6:45 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: submitted 36 books today

  No no no, I didn't scan them all myself.  There are maybe a dozen volunteers 
who work at the office sometime during the week.  Someone will chop up a bunch 
of books, someone else will scan them, yesterday someone OCRed 30 books, so all 
I did was take books that needed to be submitted and submit them.  It's a group 
effort, really it is!  Thursday I'll chop, scan and OCR some books and then 
someone else will probably submit them.  It's easier to do 20-30 books at a 
time thru each step than go thru the whole process with just one book.


  Allison Mervis <allisonfm@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
    Wow! And you scanned all of those yourself? I'd better get crackin! Lol!

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Carrie Karnos" 
    To: "Bookshare Vol Group" 
    Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 4:45 PM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] submitted 36 books today

    > Hi all,
    > I submitted the following books this morning:
    > To the Manner Born by John Chaloner
    > Livia or Buried Alive by Lawrence Durrell
    > Women Like Us by Erica Abeel
    > Fat City by Leonard Gardner
    > Believing Cassandra by Alan AtKisson
    > Malafrena by Ursula K. LeGuin
    > The Secret by Julie Garwood
    > Breach of Duty by J. A. Jance
    > Three Fates by Nora Roberts
    > People of the Lake by Richard Leakey
    > The Last Paradise by James D. Houston
    > The Phantom of M anhattan by Frederick Forsyth
    > The Gorbachev Phenomenon by Moshe Lewin
    > Scarlett O'Hara's Younger Sister by Evelyn Keyes
    > Great Expectations by Kathy Acker
    > Heidelberg by Wolfgang Kootz
    > Skeleton Dance by Aaron Elkins
    > Z by Vassilis Vassilikos
    > Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers
    > The Music Man by Meredith Willson
    > Richard Hittleman's Introduction to Yoga by Richard Hittleman
    > The New New Thing by Michael Lewis
    > The Druids by Peter Berresford Ellis
    > Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the US by William Burnham
    > Frommer's 99 England
    > Moving and Living Abroad by Albright, Chu and Austin
    > Designing Babies by Roger Gosden
    > The Challenge of the Sea by Arthur C. Clarke
    > Over His Dead Body by Leslie Glass
    > The Bang Devils by Patrick Foss
    > My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
    > The Struggle for Democracy by Greenberg and Page
    > Mental Heal th: Culture, Race and Ethnicity by the US Dept of Health and
    > Human Services
    > and some kiddie books:
    > Andy and the Lion
    > Mystery in the Night Woods
    > Duffy and the Devil (Caldecott Medal book)
    > In a few weeks, I'm leaving for a 3-week vacation in Europe, so I want to
    > make sure you all don't run out of books while I'm gone :-)
    > Carrie
    > PS, there's still another 30 books waiting to be chopped, 30 waiting to
    > scanned, 20 waiting to be OCRed, and 30 waiting to be submitted, in case
    > anyone is interested in the backlog here at the office. And those don't
    > include books from any of the contracts...
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