4.1 F. Do searches before choosing a book to proofread

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4.1  F.  Do searches before choosing a book to proofread

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              1)  Search the Bookshare library  (aka 'the collection')
              2)  Search Books In Process
              3)  Check Imprints and Publishers currently supplying PQ books
              4)  Search Outsourcer and Publisher Titles
              5)  The New York Times top-ten list


Log in to Bookshare.org, using the email address you provided when you signed up.


1)  Search the Bookshare library  (aka 'the collection')

       Use Bookshare's Advanced Search by doing a  Control + Click  on the link below to open a new
       window.  Then, this window will remain open to come back to after doing the search.

       Bookshare Advanced Search


2)  Search "Books In Process"

       Check the Books In Process pages to see if the book has already been submitted.  The link to
       Books In Process is on the Volunteer Home page is an area called "In This Section", or just
       Control + Click  on the link below to open this page in a new window:

       Books In Process


3)  Check "Imprints and Publishers currently supplying PQ books"

       Click the link below to check that the publisher of your book (or an imprint of a publisher) is not
       on the list of partners providing digital books to Bookshare.  If they are, you can expect the
       publisher's copy to displace your copy.

       Imprints and Publishers currently supplying PQ books


       This street light analogy may help when considering which books are better choices to scan:
             *  Red light:       "Imprints & Publishers currently supplying PQ books"  (the list just above)
             *  Yellow light:    Publishers with whom Bookshare is currently in negotiations with
             *  Green light:    The Volunteer created list of safe and favorite publishers that are not in
                                      Red or Yellow


4)  Search "Outsourcer and Publisher Titles"

       Search this list to see if your book is already being processed.  After clicking the link below to
       open the file, use the Search function in your web browser by doing a  Ctrl + f .

       Books being processed through Outsourcers and Publishers


5)  The New York Times top-ten list

       -  Bookshare will process in-house, books that are on the top-ten list of New York Times
          bestsellers (in the adult fiction and non-fiction categories).
       -  If a book has been released in the past two weeks, volunteers should consider whether or
          not it is likely to make the New York Times Best Seller List in the near future before
          scanning it.


To the next Section:  Core proofreading instructions



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