[Athen] Alt Media: International Copies of Books

Cassandra L. Tex Cassandra.Tex at humboldt.edu
Thu Jun 30 09:05:19 PDT 2011

Hi All,

Sorry for the cross posting…

For those of you acquiring and producing alternate media…have you had
students submit international copies of books for e-text conversion?

1. Do you accept international copies from students? Technically speaking,
is it a different book? Is the content different? The instructor is
requiring/recommending a specific book for a course…are the international
copies of books different?

2. Have you been successful in getting e-text files from publishers for
these books? The only times I have ever been denied e-text files is with
international copies of books. Denied – not ignored. I’ve been ignored
plenty of times from publishers. Because I can’t get the files from the
publishers, it’s pretty much guaranteed that I will have to cut up and scan,
thereby increasing my production time.

Wondering what others are doing with regards to international copies of
books that are submitted for e-text/alternate format conversion. Any
thoughts or ideas you have on this subject would be very helpful!


Cassandra Tex

Assistive Technology Specialist

Humboldt State University

tex at humboldt.edu
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