Scanning and Proofreading Manual

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[Table of Contents]
1.  Introduction to Volunteering    |   [2.  What Bookshare Volunteers Should Know]   |   3.  Scan a Book
4.  Proofread a Book                  |   5.  The Metadata      |     6.  Extra Reading       |   Bookshare.org

Bookshare Scanning and Proofreading Manual

Your Guide to Volunteering with Bookshare


[1.  Introduction to Volunteering]

  • [1.1  Welcome to volunteering with Bookshare]
  • [1.2  How to use this manual]

[2.  What Bookshare Volunteers Should Know]

  • [2.1  Overview of the Volunteer Process]
  • [2.2  Where to start as a volunteer]
  • [2.3  How Credits work]
  • [2.4  Criteria that make a book eligible for Bookshare.org]

[3.  Scanning a book]

  • [*3.1  Quick Link:  Search the Outsourcers and Publishers List*]
  • [3.2  Choosing a book to scan]
  • [3.3  Scanning the book into an RTF file]
  • [3.4  Scanning Checklist]
  • [3.5  Submitting your scan]
  • [3.6  Getting high quality scans]

[4.  Proofreading a Book]

  • [4.1  Before you begin proofreading]
  • [4.2  Core proofreading instructions]
  • [4.3  Common word processing software]
  • [4.4  Checking in a book]
  • [4.5  Renewing a book]
  • [4.6  Releasing a a book]
  • [4.7  Administrative Approval: What happens?]

[5.  The Metadata]

  • [5.1  ISBN]
  • [5.2  Title]
  • [5.3  Author(s)]
  • [5.4  Copyright holder]
  • [5.5  Copyright date]
  • [5.6  Brief synopsis]
  • [5.7  Long synopsis]
  • [5.8  Comments]
  • [5.9  Guidelines for marking books "Adult"]

[6.  Extra Reading]

  • [6.1  Additional sources of AT training materials]
  • [6.2  Finding information on a Book Series]
  • [6.3  Standardized proofreading guidelines]
  • [6.4  Improving the quality of books in the library]
  • [6.5  The Volunteer Discussion List]
  • [6.6  Legal information]


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