[bksvol-discuss] Re: various comments and questions

  • From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 12:52:21 -0800 (PST)

Thank you, Sharon, but I'll pass on taking this,
particularly after Jake's post.

I'm happy to request the print copy of the book from
the library, and to help you figure out any page or
pages, but it doesn't sound like the kind of thing I'd
enjoy doing by myself, not only because if the
problems you describe, which I consider a challenge,
but because it's not the kind of book that I'd be
interested in reading.

BUT--it's going to take me a while to get the book--at
least a week, maybe two, (for complicated reasons that
have to do with where I live). If you want, I'll
request it and then when I have it I'll contact you
offlist and you can do some more work on it with my
help, if you want. Once I get the book, I can keep it
for six weeks (three, then one renewal for 3 weeks).

Let me knkow either onlist or off if you want me to do
that. smile

Cindy

--- Sharon <mt281820@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Well, the difficulty with Living by the Book is that
> there are 2-3 different
> color pages in the book, so the validation settings
> files keep having to be
> changed. There are also many many handwritten pages
> that have to be typed
> and described in detail. They are notes with arrows
> pointing in all kinds of
> directions etc., and the descriptions are important
> to the content of the
> book. I've gotten about half of the way through the
> book, but it's an
> extremely daunting project that has taken me several
> years thus far. I guess
> I could upload the book, and let you take it from
> here if you want, but what
> you will need to do is so extensive, it might be
> better to actually send you
> a print copy of the book.
> Sharon
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: various comments and
> questions
> 
> 
> Sharon,
> 
> Jamie is correct--it's perfectly fine to type/copy
> books/pages when necessary.
> 
> What kind of scanner do you have? With my Fine
> Reader
> OCR, I'm able to frame the page to be scanned in
> such
> a way as to frame and therefore scan only the main
> text, excluding things at the top and bottom, like
> designs and heaadings. Unfortunately, that also
> sometimes deletes page numbers, too, which then have
> to be put in manually.
> 
> Any time you need sighted help, ask me or Jamie. I
> can
> request that book from one of my libraries, I've
> found, and then I can let you know the spelling of
> names or missing words on pages or I can scan and
> validae missing pages for you. That way you won't
> have
> to wait for help--well, you will have to wait until
> I
> check my e-mail, sometimes late in the day, smile,
> but
> not wait for days.
> 
> Let me know if you want me to request it. It make
> take
> a a week or so. I'm still waiting for Before the
> Dawn,
> but I've found that it's available from two other
> libraries, so I just have to finish a couple of
> other
> things before I get it from those.
> 
> Cindy
> --- Sharon <mt281820@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > Is it okay to type a book for inclusion in
> > Bookshare? I have tried to scan a
> > cookbook called Joy of Jessie numerous times, but
> it
> > won't scan because of a
> > holly leaf print at the top and bottom of each
> page
> > that messes up the
> > optimize feature. One of my students is typing the
> > book now to practice her
> > typing and will then proofread it. Obviously, she
> is
> > not including the art
> > work.
> > This book is very hard to obtain as it was printed
> > in limited numbers.
> >
> > Several cookbooks and books about employment are
> > coming.
> >
> > I'm still working on Living by the Book, but have
> > had very limited time.
> > I've never had a book before that needed a sighted
> > person with biblical
> > knowledge as much as this book does! And I'm not
> > sighted, so have to wait
> > for sighted help every now and then.
> >
> > Sharon
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