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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    

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Your Guide to Volunteering with Bookshare

Table of Contents

*  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  How Credits work]
        [2.3  To add or not to add:  Criteria that make a book eligible for]

*  3.  Scan a book

        3.1  Choosing a book to scan
        3.2  Scanning the book into an RTF file
        [3.3  *Cleaning up* your scan]
        3.4  Scanning Checklist
        [3.5  How to *submit* your scan]
        3.6  Getting high quality scans using common scanning software

*  4.  Proofread a Book

        4.1  Before you begin proofreading
        4.2  Core proofreading instructions
        [4.3  *Renew your book in 60 seconds*]
        [4.4  *Release* a book]
        [4.5  How to *Check in* your finished proof]
        [4.6  *After* Check in]
        4.7  Common word processing software used to proofread
        4.8  Advanced proofreading topics

*  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
        5.9  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  How to improve the quality of books in the library
            [A.  How to *report a Book Quality issue*]
            [B.  How to submit a *Better Scan Of (BSO)*]
        6.5  The Volunteer Discussion List
        6.6  Legal information


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