Faults Project: Kickoff questions
jmcelroy at opticaltech.com
Sun Feb 24 20:52:14 EST 2002
Underlining. Margin notes. Crayon marks. Signature of anyone other than the
author. Bookseller prices. Loose or torn endpapers. Endpapers "repaired"
with tape, cloth, bubblegum, mildew(smell) etc. In general, I don't care
about damage to dust jackets much since I'm not looking to resell, but
damage to cover, endpapers, or pages matters a lot.
From: owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu [mailto:owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu]On
Behalf Of Scot Kamins
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2002 6:55 PM
To: ML LIstServ
Subject: Faults Project: Kickoff questions
I've been thinking about the structure for the Faults Project. I'm
thinking it should be a dcitionary-like list of brief articles (a few
words,really) relying on illustrations, with cross-references within each
For example, the article on Chipping would show a chipped dust jacket
(with the chips evident) - does chipping also apply to books? if so,
there would be an example of that - with a few words describing what it
means. Chipping would be distinguished from similar conditions - Pieces
Missing, Rubbing, Open Tear - with linked XREFs to those articles.
How does this sound?
Also, I need the list of faults itself. Here are some entries to get us
started - I need more from you. (If you know of an Internet source that
already has a list, please direct me to it.) Don't worry about the form
of the word - "wrinkle" versus "wrinkling" versus "Wrinkled":
starting (I'm unclear on what this is)
What else you got? If you don't know the name of the fault but you can
descibe it, please send that along. If you want to send a JPG example,
please do so - but send it to me at my personal e-mail
(kamins at dogeared.com) rather than to this listServ.
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