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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


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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 Bookshare.org]

*  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
        5.8  Comments
        5.9  Guidelines for marking books "Adult"

*  6.  Extra Reading

        6.1  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)

        6.2  The Volunteer Discussion List
              A.  Subscribing to the list
              B.  Unsubscribing from the list
              C.  Digest Mode
              D.  Vacation Mode
              E.  Searching the Archives

        6.3  Additional sources of  AT training materials

        6.4  Finding information on a  book series

        6.5  Legal information
              A.  Adult Content policy

*  GLOSSARY



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