[nfbwatlk] Fw: New Bookshare Final Announcement!

Jacob Struiksma lawnmower84 at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 9 03:40:03 UTC 2009

Bookshare Email
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Bookshare.org 
To: jacobstruiksma at gmail.com 
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2009 6:52 PM
Subject: New Bookshare Final Announcement!

New Bookshare Final Announcement
More accessible, easier to use, more books than ever 

Our customer support team is ready to help. During the launch, we are extending support hours to 9 am ET to 7:30 pm ET. Please email support at bookshare.org 

Don't forget to check the banner on the existing site for more information.
Dear Bookshare Member: 

Get ready, get set! We're on the countdown before the new Bookshare! After final testing and finishing touches, we plan to launch very soon. Thank you for your patience! In addition to a completely new look, the new library has an abundance of new accessibility features and functionality to make it easier than ever for you to get the books you want. 

This email has five important announcements about the launch. Please take the time to read them all.

  1.. Beginning on Thursday, January 8 at 10:30 pm PT, some activities on the existing site temporarily will not work. You can download books and after launch see your downloads in your new book history. But, don't make any changes to your account, such as changing your password. Changes will not be recorded. Volunteers, please do not download or submit scanned and proofread books. Watch for messages with more details from our volunteer coordinator.

  2.. The first time you visit the new site, you'll be asked a couple of questions in a Wizard and shown a Table of Contents guiding you to lots of information about what's new. Please plan to spend a few minutes reviewing the information so you get the full benefit of the new library.

  3.. We have a full schedule of webinars to help you learn about the new Bookshare. Please visit the Training page in Help at http://www.bookshare.org/about/training (The link will work when the site is live. Copy and paste the URL into your browser.)

  4.. Your access technology hardware will need an upgrade to work with the new unzip functionality. Be sure to find the contact information in the Wizard Table of Contents so you can contact your vendor for the upgrade. 

  5.. Please read the instructions about unzipping books and the new DAISY readers, Victor Reader Soft and READ:OutLoud in Help, Downloading Books FAQ, Troubleshooting section at http://www.bookshare.org/about/downloadingBooksFAQ#Troubleshooting (The link will work when the site is live. Copy and paste the URL into your browser.) 
Many thanks to you all for being loyal Members. We think you'll like what's coming.

The Bookshare Team 
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Benetech is a California nonprofit organization. 

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