As DSaw mentioned (and as most of us already know), converting books to the digital standard for e-Sword, not only requires a published book in print form, but also a scanner, and a lot of time for preparation and proofreading. Although Shayne seemed interested enough to possibly undertake reviewing and proofreading—from his comments, it didn’t seem that he had any tools for conversion. I’m assuming this also included a scanner… the most basic tool to get any book into the digital domain. As DSaw and Shayne also implied, transcribing any book word-for-word, may take years.
Now I know BibleSupport already has a Topic Heading for “Module Requests”, but given this dilemma, another option might be to send out a “request newsletter” once every couple of months, or so, to keep members informed of new e-Sword requests of which they could take part of. With a combined community effort, this may help to expand module support to some older works before they’re lost, and with such a large community of Bible readers, some of these older books may already be in one of the member’s collections. In this regard, a newsletter may also have the benefit of increasing member involvement, and in the least, could help keep members aware of BibleSupport’s presence.
Just an idea…
Blessings to all.