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Subject: Cover Pictures
Date Posted: 4/23/2008 9:25 PM ET
Member Since: 3/2/2008
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Several of the books I've posted came up with no covers so I've either scanned my cover or found the cover online somewhere & submitted them yet none of them have ever shown up on my listings (I've also tried to add some covers to others' listings with no success). 

So my question is:  has anyone ever uploaded a cover picture & actually had it added to a listing?

Date Posted: 4/23/2008 9:27 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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Yes, I have.  You have to use the "upload book covers" link at the bottom of any page on PBS.  You can't upload it from the Edit Book data page even though there's a spot there to upload the cover image.

Date Posted: 4/23/2008 9:32 PM ET
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Sarah K said : " You can't upload it from the Edit Book data page even though there's a spot there to upload the cover image."

 

Well, duh!  Then why is it even there?  Now I'll have to go find what you mean about the link at the bottom of the page!  Thanks!

Date Posted: 4/23/2008 10:14 PM ET
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I don't know why it's there when it doesn't work.

Just scroll down to the bottom of this page.  Lower left corner is the "upload book covers" link.

Date Posted: 4/24/2008 2:05 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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It's a fossil from another time, Kathleen.

Date Posted: 4/24/2008 7:12 AM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2008
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Ahhh!

I was just planning on adding some covers myself, so good timing with the question :)

Date Posted: 4/24/2008 11:17 AM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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I did manage to upload some covers from the Edit Book Data page last year, but even then it was unreliable at best.  I wish they'd fix the problem, since I'm probably not the only one who would prefer to do all my editing on one screen.

Date Posted: 4/24/2008 10:06 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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I think it is worth noting, for those who aren't already aware, that your  uploaded images (and mine too) also have to  be approved by an image coordinator before they appear on the site, so sometimes the workload of the volunteer coordinators and volume of images impacts how long it takes them to appear too.

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 4/24/2008 11:11 PM ET
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This link has some really good info, and is kept up-to-date.

Want to help with Data & Images? Find help here

Date Posted: 4/24/2008 11:22 PM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2008
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I uploaded a cover last night and it has already been updated, so hardly any wait time atm :)

Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 4/25/2008 5:01 AM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2007
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The Image approvers are caught up at the moment, and it has only been taking a day or less for all approvals to go through.