Hi Bob,Since you remember seeing headers, you'll doubtless remember whether you removed them. If you didn't, ,, that is good to know. Generally, those of us who actually do much more than the validation requires try to remove headers as we validate, leaving page numbers on the pages. The stripper is supposed to remove headers, but only if they are "exactly" uniform. In my experience, most are not that uniform. When I say "exactly" uniform, I mean that the header not only has the same text in it throughout the book, but also that the number of spaces between words in the header never changes. I don't find that books have that uniformity in headers. It is not a requirement for validation that you remove headers. It is preferable. I consider it a kindness when I do it. I figure that most people are like I am, and would rather not read the title of the book, or the author's name at the top of each page. Also, and even more annoying, very often, headers don't scan clearly. So, not only is the reader having to either read or hear that repetitive stuff at the top of each page, it might also very well be gobletygook because the headers didn't scan clearly. I find that it is much less work to remove headers altogether than it would be to correct the dang things so that they are all "exactly uniform."
Was all of that ten times more than you wanted to know? Are you thinking that we are a bunch of deranged perfectionists? Guess what! SOME OF US ARE!!! Maniacal laugh! We're practicing for a new literary horror movie soon to be released only to a library near you. It will be called "Revenge Of The Mad Beheader."
Peace, Mayrie At 12:48 PM 10/17/2007, you wrote:
I don't know. I just validated that book last weekend and got a response back yesterday saying it had gone onto the system.Frankly, I don't remember whether it had all of its headings, but I do remember there were some.You are right. It is a good read.If I did something wrong in downloading the book and validating it, please let me know. This newby status won't last forever, then I will be held responsible for my mistakes. <lol>Bob ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jill O'Connell" <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 12:07 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] who do you think you areI was validating this book when Clair contacted me to let me know that it had just been approved for the collection. We assume it had appeared twice on step 1. My concern is: This brand new addition to the collection has all of its headers; I was particularly aware of this because I had been removing them while validating. Do you all think we are wrong now in assuming that the stripper removes them? If so, this is all the more reason why they should be manually removed. Please Bookshare staff, answer this for us. By the way, this book of short stories is Alice Munro at her best in my opinion.To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.-- No virus found in this incoming message.Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.488 / Virus Database: 269.14.9/1069 - Release Date: 10/13/2007 7:26 PMTo unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.
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