[bksvol-discuss] Re: submitter's names

  • From: "robert tweedy" <rtweedy2@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 09:07:01 -0500

    Katie, I was just thinking why bookshare didn't give out addresses. i THINk 
if we are going to do our jobs successfully, there should be a way to contact 
the submitter. Thanks to Cindy and others who can go and get copies of books we 
would have a harder time. F    For skype contact bobwichitaks
For msn contact info rt5117@xxxxxxx no emails.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Katie Star 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 10:12 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: submitter's names

  HI Robert and all, 


  I would have to say I am not sure where it is a privacy issue. 

  With any newsgroup, support list like this, even when I worked for AOL in the 
file libraries the uploaders email address was part of the file when submitted 
and after it was released.  


  IN the above cases there is not a privacy issue that I have ever heard 
brought up. I would think if there was in the mail lists and message boards I 
have been on over the last 15 years it would have been stated in the terms of 
service or guidelines of participation. 


  So now we are in a situation where we are building a library where the 
volunteers are compansated and the service is a for pay access and those 
contributing have to have their privacy protected? I am bringing it up in the 
spirit of discussion and there are no hard feelings but the question might be.


  Is there some privacy law or regulation that the submitter's email address is 
not automatically displayed or is this a decision that has been made because it 
was felt privacy of submitters should be protected? 



  Katie Hill 

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  From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of robert tweedy
  Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 7:02 PM
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: submitter's names


  For one I don't mind if people have my address on this list. I don't look at 
it as a privacy issue, after all we are here to help each other and I am 
putting in my thoughts to some of the post on other issues. I think the books 
should be better than fair. I scan a book and if there are words that don't 
sound right, I fix them if I know what they are or rescan the page. I look at 
it as what people are getting for their money and if I don't like the page is, 
others won't like all the mistakes as well.

  For skype contact bobwichitaks
  For msn contact info rt5117@xxxxxxx no emails.

    ----- Original Message ----- 

    From: Jill O'Connell 

    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

    Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2006 2:01 PM

    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] submitter's names


    Jake, I have given a great deal of thought to your concern about requiring 
submitter's names and I respectfully disagree. Perhaps you have had to deal 
with over-intrusive validators but I never have; in fact, just the opposite. 
One of my earlier submissions was being validated by Kenneth Cross and he wrote 
to let me know that there were two missing pages in the book. I was extremely 
grateful that he was able to do that as the book would otherwise have been 
rejected. And it's also very pleasant to have a validator take the time to 
congratulate you on a good submission. Bookshare, in my opinion, doesn't need 
quantity anymore; it needs quality and if the submitter can't get feedback from 
the validator, how is he going to improve? I can understand that there are 
submitters whose lives are too busy to allow them to be on this list. Bookshare 
does invite new volunteers to join this list but I think they should take this 
a step further and let new volunteers know how important it is  for them to 
provide contact information for the validator. As someone else has pointed out, 
I do give thought as to whose submissions I validate, and am always a little 
uncomfortable when it is the notorious "Bookshare volunteer." You have been so 
helpful to me that I don't like disagreeing with you, but I think this matter 
is too important to ignore. I would be interested in knowing how others on the 
list feel about what degree of importance it should have on changes Bookshare 
needs to make in order to improve their collection. Jill

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