AlyceAnn, Many of your questions will be answered when Bookshare gets you registered as a volunteer. At that time you'll receive some validation instructions which will answer many of your questions, but also cause you to have more. If you don't hear back from Bookshare soon, then try contacting them at volunteer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Answer 1: Go to Bookshare's website and log in. This will allow you to see the list of books in Bookshare's entire collection unless you're under 18 or have checked the box that you don't want to download books rated Adult. From there you can click on either the Browse Books link or Advanced Search link to browse through the collection. If you're not already a member, then you can still click on these links and browse the collection, but it won't show you the titles of any books rated Adult. There are also several lists which can help you determine if a book is in processing. You'll need to be a volunteer before you can have access to the first one, though, so get signed up then ask again. Answer 2: Bookshare can accept several different file formats, but the one preferred by volunteers is RTF since more volunteers can access that format, and therefore there are not only more books that they can validate but there are more volunteers available to validate their submissions. Answer 3: The copyright should be on the copyright page which is normally found on the back of the title page. Your books will need these pages if they are to be accepted. They will also need page breaks as well. HTH Gerald -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of YeloRoses4Me Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 10:47 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] volunteering Hi I just signed up to be a volunteer 2 days ago. I was told in my welcome email that I would be contacted. I haven't. Since I haven't I thought I would ask my questions here. I have many scanned books. I have proofed many. I would like to check to see if they are needed. Question one: I'm not sure where to go to check the library that is there now. Question two: I also need to know if books need to be submitted in scan form or if they can be submitted in Word Doc or some other text form. I have them in Word text, and others. Can I submit them that way? Question three: I am not clear on what the criteria is on the submission. It says that the copyright must be on the book. Where should it be, in the front or in the back. I can't think of more now but if I do I will ask later. Thanks for your help! AlyceAnn To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.