[bookshare-discuss] Re: new

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 16:11:16 -0700 (PDT)

Kasondra, Welcome.

Cheryl  explained nicely how what you can do as a
volunteer. To add a bit, the credits she mentions are
money that go toward your annual membership. You get
50 cents (not enough, we all agree, but then you are
able to keep the book files that you've validated) for
each validation that's approved ($2.50 for each book
scanned) toward you membership, so whenand if you
reach the $50 your next  renewal is free.

Also, you have to apply to be a member. I think that's
what Cheryl means by the volunteer form. It takes a
little while to be approved -- perhaps a little longer
if Marissa is out of town, but be patient.

Again, welcome, and to repeat what Robert said,
everyone is very willing to help at any time.  Enjoy.


--- Cheryl Fogle <cfogle@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Casandra, You can validate books other people
> scan and  submit to 
> Bookshare.org.  This means you proofread, spell
> check, make sure they have 
> copyright information, and that the scanned copy is
> clearly readable. 
> Follow the volunteer links on the website to find
> the form.  Then Marrissa 
> will send you an e-mail message with more details. 
> I've read and validated 
> some interesting books and the copy isn't charged to
> your 100 books per 
> month limit when downloading from the main site.
> Plus the credits are a nice 
> perk.
>  Cheryl Fogle MA
> Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology, University of New
> Mexico
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kasondra payne" <Kassyp36@xxxxxxx>
> To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 4:19 PM
> Subject: [bookshare-discuss] new
> > Hi,
> >
> > My name is Kasondra Payne.  I am very new to
> Bookshare.  I just
> > wanted to say how thankful I am for this wonderful
> service.  I joined last
> > weekend, and I think it's great!  I've read books
> that weren't accessible 
> > to
> > me before.  I love history, poetry, some fiction
> and almost anything I can
> > get my hands on.  I am still working out the bugs
> in the dazy player, but
> > it's great!  I want to volunteer.  Is there some
> other way I can help
> > besides scanning?  I haven't got the bugs worked
> out of my scanning 
> > software
> > yet.  Thank you again for all this.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Kasondra L. Payne
> >
> > 

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