[Athen] Information on E-Text Production Database?
Kelmer, Susan M.
SKelmer at stlcc.edu
Fri Aug 15 06:27:36 PDT 2008
The AMX system will work for that, but it is cumbersome as well, as you
have to enter all the data. I think no matter what you come up with,
you are going to have a cumbersome system.
I am keeping simple records in an excel database, it seems to work for
us. My conversion clerks write down how much time they spend on each
particular aspect (scanning, ocr, text-cleanup) to the nearest
15-minutes. It gives me a pretty good read on how long it takes to
convert things, although I don't really care as much about the little
parts as I do the big picture. Our goal here is a 4-day turnaround, and
if we make it within four days I'm happy, five days I'm satisfied, any
more than that and I'm looking to see where we can improve.
I will be presenting a lot of the information on how we do this here at
the Accessing Higher Ground conference in Boulder in November. Hope you
can make it, it will be a worthwhile lecture.
Adaptive Technology Specialist/
Lab Coordinator, Campus Labs and Classrooms
St. Louis Community College - Meramec
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Behalf Of Balen, Tim
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 8:33 PM
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Subject: [Athen] Information on E-Text Production Database?
I'm looking for advice or suggestions on creating a database for
tracking e-text production. We are working on one now within our
office, but I am concerned it is becoming cumbersome and labor
intensive. Essentially we are looking to record and store, completed
text conversions, conversions in progress, time spent per conversion &
per editor. Any information would be appreciated on or off the list.
Washington State University
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