Scanning Steps

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Volunteers have added thousands of books to Bookshare's collection. The following steps will walk you through the process of adding a new book to Bookshare's proofreading queue.

Step 1 - Select a book

What books are needed? Can I scan my favorite books? This step will help you select a book to scan.

Step 2 - Scan a book

What equipment do I need? What settings should I use? What is Rich Text format (RTF)?  Learn the scanning basics here.

Step 3 - Submit a book

In addition to uploading your scan to Bookshare, this step shows you how to complete important information about the book, including classification categories, copyright information, synopses, notes and more.