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[*Table of Contents*]
1.  Introduction to volunteering           2.  Topics for Submitters and Proofreaders             3.  Scan a book
4.  Proofread a book                         5.  The metadata              6.  Extra reading   

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Your Guide to Volunteering with Bookshare

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1.  Introduction to Volunteering
     1.1  Welcome to volunteering with Bookshare
     1.2  The Bookshare volunteer community:  Bookshare Members  and  non-Members
     1.3  How to use this manual

2.  Topics for Submitters and Proofreaders
     2.1  Overview of Submitting and Proofreading books
     2.2  Policy change:  Sharing files when doing volunteer work for Bookshare
     2.3  Credits for Bookshare Members
     2.4  To add or not to add:  Criteria that make a book eligible for

3.  Scan a book
     3.1  Before you begin scanning
     3.2  Do searches before choosing a book to scan
     3.3  Using Assistive Technology software to scan
     3.4  Get high quality scans
     3.5  Prepare the scan
     3.6  Scanning Checklist
     3.7  How to upload (submit) your scan

4.  Proofread a Book
     4.1  Before you begin proofreading
     4.2  Core proofreading instructions
     4.3  Using Assistive Technology software to proofread
     4.4  Renew your book in 60 seconds
     4.5  Release a book
     4.6  How to Check in your finished proof
     4.7  After Check in
     4.8  Advanced proofreading topics
     4.9  Common word processing software used to proofread

5.  The Metadata
     5.1  The ISBN number
     5.2  Title
     5.3  Author(s)
     5.4  Language(s)
     5.5  Quality
     5.6  Copyright holder
     5.7  Copyright date
     5.8  Publisher
     5.9  Brief synopsis
     5.10  Complete synopsis  (aka:  Long synopsis)
     5.11  Number of pages
     5.12  Adult Content
     5.13  Categories
     5.14  The Comments box

6.  Extra Reading
     6.1  How to improve the quality of books in the collection
           A.  How to report a Book Quality issue
           B.  Add a  Better Scan Of  (BSO)  a book to the collection
     6.2  The Volunteer Discussion List
     6.3  AT training materials at the High Tech Center Training Unit
     6.4  Find information on book series
     6.5  Legal information


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