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Volunteers Needed by Genii! Comp Subscriptions in Exchange for a Little Work

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 28th, 2012, 4:29 pm

For those of you who have used iGenii and gone into Ask Alexander to look at the 75 years of back issues, you know that it's a chore because the file is only broken up by volume, not by issue.

Our Chief Guru in this area, Mr. Smith, has now created a software program that will fix the problem.

But, first we need your help.

We need to have a spreadsheet generated by a volunteer that indicates what pages make up each volume. More volunteers will reduce the workload all around.

What does this work require? Downloading each volume of Genii and paging through the PDF to find the page numbers where each issue starts and ends.

When the volunteer has completed spreadsheets for all the volumes, they send the spreadsheets to me and the program will then break the volume into issues.

This will allow anyone using the system in the future to access individual issues rather than having to page through entire volumes to find something.

Creating the spreadsheet requires about 20 minutes per volume.

The rules are this: if you are going to volunteer, I have to already know you in some way (even if we've never met face to face).

The bonus is this: For each 10 volumes that you do (approx 200 minutes of your time, just over 3 hours) I will comp your subscription to Genii for 2 years and allow you to chose one of my books as a gift.

Please email me at moobooks@verizon.net if you're interested.
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Postby mrgoat » November 28th, 2012, 4:39 pm

Great idea!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » November 28th, 2012, 5:00 pm

Volunteering while you're still single and have some time? Hmmmmm?
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Postby Ian Kendall » November 28th, 2012, 5:37 pm

I'm up for that.

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Postby Chris Aguilar » November 28th, 2012, 6:08 pm

I'm willing to help with this.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » November 28th, 2012, 6:31 pm

Thanks! You have been privately contacted.
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Postby Steven Keyl » November 28th, 2012, 6:43 pm

If you need anyone else I can offer assistance as well. We don't really know each other but I've had a number of contributions rejected for inclusion. Does that count? ;)
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Postby Terry » November 28th, 2012, 8:02 pm

If you can wait until 12/22-1/2, I will be off from work and can contribute.

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Postby Joe Naud » November 28th, 2012, 8:44 pm

Richard, count me in. You can reach me at jcjm1664@sbcglobal.net.
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Postby Chris Aguilar » November 29th, 2012, 12:43 am

I just noticed that 90+ percent of Vol. 17 isn't searchable. They probably just need to run the pdf images through their OCR program and re-upload them. It's 500+ pages that don't currently come up on search.

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Postby CraigOusterling » November 29th, 2012, 10:55 am

Richard, if you can still use another volunteer, I can help out.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » November 29th, 2012, 11:28 am

Thanks to everyone who volunteered. We have enough people now to perform our important task. If I have contacted you, then you will be called to duty. If not, you're off the hook for the moment. :)

Thanks!
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Postby Gordon Meyer » November 29th, 2012, 2:50 pm

This is going to be a very useful enhancement. Thanks in advance for your efforts, folks, I'm looking forward to seeing this roll out.

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Postby Chris Aguilar » December 18th, 2012, 1:11 am

So did everyone finish their assignment?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » December 18th, 2012, 1:19 am

They were waiting for Mr. Kendall to finish today!
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Postby Ian Kendall » December 18th, 2012, 3:04 am

Hey, I was finished 30 minutes after you told me to thump Susie!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » December 18th, 2012, 11:29 am

Thank you gentlemen, the task has been completed. Very shortly all issue of Genii should be separated on Ask Alexander. I'll make an announcement at the time.
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Postby Michael6Muldoon » December 29th, 2012, 12:53 pm

Hey Richard,

Doubt you know me lol But, if I can ever be of help, it would be an honor to support Genii.

Well wishes,

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Postby Richard Kaufman » December 29th, 2012, 5:14 pm

Thanks, Six. We should be debuting the archive broken into issues shortly.
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