[bksvol-discuss] Re: where are priorities are

  • From: "robert tweedy" <roberttweedy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 05:00:46 -0600

I know we have a lot of list but why don't people use the bookshare discussion for book reviews if they list?

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Elizabeth and Burton" <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 4:03 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] where are priorities are


As a blind subscriber to bookshare I personally prefer volunteers work on validating and submitting and not on book reviews given the staff shortages bookshare experiences and the bottlenecks for approval which might occur if bookshare staff is asked to take on submitting the reviews we send in. It is difficult enough to add to the collection. I particularly ask sighted volunteers to use their talents where they can do the most good helping make new submits and validates possible rather than writing reviews. You, after all, can go to a library and read as many books as you like. Bookshare was created to give us those choices.

E.
At 04:30 PM 1/10/2007, you wrote:
Hi, Jamie.

Hmm, that's strange. I validated that book over the weekend and I didn't see any of the extraneous characters. I use speech only, but I read line by line and have JAWS set to say all punctuation, so I would have noticed karats and things like that.

unfortunately, people validating using speech alone can miss some of the hard paragraph markers if they are at the end of a line and do not use some of the tips Jake provided. However, if a hard paragraph marker is in the middle of the sentence, this would cause my synthesizer to read differently, so I would have noticed at least a few of these. I could tell by the speed and cadence of JAWS that this wasn't the case, plus I was able to navigate by paragraph without having sentences cut off.

I believe I have the original zip file around here, I'll check and see what's going on. I'm kind of surprised, because I've validated probably close to a dozen of the submitter's books and he does an excellent job cleaning up his scans.

Lisa

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jamie Yates" <jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Bookshare Volunteers" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 2:19 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Like Death - Tim Waggoner


My friend says that in the braille copy of Like Death
there are lots of instances of words that are
contractions like I'll and he'd and he's printed like
this:

I^p
'
^p
ll

instead of I'll

or

he^p
'
^p
d

and other hard paragraph markers in the middle of
sentences and paragraphs.




Jamie in Michigan

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