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by hugh
January 26th, 2013, 1:08 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox API Discussion Thread
Replies: 214
Views: 65155

LibriVox API Discussion Thread

Dear Developers... LibriVox is rebuilding its API. If you are planning, or already have, built apps or web services on the LibriVox catalog, please post here so we know who you are & also, pls monitor this thread. We'd like you to test, and give us feedback. The information about the NEW API can be ...
by hugh
December 12th, 2012, 2:08 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Update on the "Rebuild LibriVox" Project
Replies: 6
Views: 3626

Update on the "Rebuild LibriVox" Project

Dear All, We are now 6 months into the Mellon-funded project, to revamp the LibriVox tech infrastructure. We have a few people paid to work on the project: Jeff Madsen (developer), Artom Lifshitz (system administrator), and Valerie Bock (project manager). To date, they have together logged 441 hours...
by hugh
November 27th, 2012, 3:46 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: IMPORTANT: LibriVox Planned Shutdown While We Move Servers
Replies: 43
Views: 9717

IMPORTANT: LibriVox Planned Shutdown While We Move Servers

Dear Everybody, We are moving homes! All LibriVox systems are going to move from our current servers to a new home at the Internet Archive (thanks Internet Archive ! and thanks to Syntenic for hosting us the past couple of years). IMPORTANT!!: The LibriVox website and forum will be unavailable while...
by hugh
September 26th, 2012, 8:58 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox Mellon Grant – Update
Replies: 5
Views: 1302

Re: LibriVox Mellon Grant – Update

heh deleted the "generously volunteered time" ... everyone generously volunteers time here, no need to say that aloud., especially about myself! (val drafted some of that message... i didn;t notice the pat of myself on the back!!)...
by hugh
September 25th, 2012, 9:04 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox Mellon Grant – Update
Replies: 5
Views: 1302

LibriVox Mellon Grant – Update

Hi all, I just posted an update on the Mellon Grant on the LibriVox blog. Here it is, forumized: LibriVox Mellon Grant – Update We are now 3 months and a bit into our Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project to rebuild the LibriVox infrastructure. Some of you may be wondering: Where’s my new shiny...
by hugh
June 25th, 2012, 10:42 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Mellon Grant Underway! (Welcome Jeff Madsen & Valerie Bock)
Replies: 11
Views: 3462

Re: Mellon Grant Underway! (Welcome Jeff Madsen & Valerie Bo

Hi kungfu ... we're still in the process of getting Val & Jeff up to speed on the existing set-up, and in fact we have the designs done, but we will be looking for feedback sometime in the coming months.

hugh.
by hugh
June 25th, 2012, 7:19 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Mellon Grant Underway! (Welcome Jeff Madsen & Valerie Bock)
Replies: 11
Views: 3462

Mellon Grant Underway! (Welcome Jeff Madsen & Valerie Bock)

See the blog announcement: http://librivox.org/2012/06/25/librivox-mellon-grant-project-gets-underway/ LibriVox Mellon Grant Project Gets Underway! We are excited to announce that work has begun behind the scenes to rebuild the LibriVox technical infrastructure and implement a new site design and ca...
by hugh
April 6th, 2012, 6:18 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: 100 MILLION downloads, a Grant, and Jobs!
Replies: 10
Views: 1794

Re: 100 MILLION downloads, a Grant, and Jobs!

if i had a dollar for every time i have spelled it lirbrivox, or libirvox ... we wouldn't need a grant.
by hugh
April 5th, 2012, 12:07 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: 100 MILLION downloads, a Grant, and Jobs!
Replies: 10
Views: 1794

100 MILLION downloads, a Grant, and Jobs!

Dear LibriVoxers, some exciting news: 1. We got a small ($50k) grant from the Mellon Foundation to undertake some sorely needed tech improvements. See: http://librivox.org/2012/04/05/100-million-dowloads-and-a-mellon-foundation-grant/ And following from 1, 2. We are hiring (on a contract basis) two ...
by hugh
March 26th, 2012, 7:37 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Gregg Margarite passes away suddenly
Replies: 26
Views: 7653

Re: Gregg Margarite passes away suddenly

yes, awful news... gregg was so wonderful to work with.
by hugh
September 21st, 2011, 5:42 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: help for a teacher looking for young adult audio
Replies: 1
Views: 446

help for a teacher looking for young adult audio

from a listener: Hi, my name is Lauri L. and I am a teacher in Tallahassee, Fl. I teach reading to special needs students at the high school level. I am interested in young adult novels…..high interest…low reading level…poetry…literature for my students to listen to on line. Do you have any recordin...
by hugh
September 14th, 2011, 2:37 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: help! mp3s stuck on a Creative Zen mp3 player
Replies: 3
Views: 532

help! mp3s stuck on a Creative Zen mp3 player

from a listener: I have downloaded many Librivox books, but now find that the last two I have on my mp3 player(creative zen) will not delete. The books are, Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, and Boswell, Life of Johnson. I don't thinks that the player is at fault because I downloaded Boswell on a...
by hugh
September 8th, 2011, 12:59 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: RIP acrobatty (Cynthia Lyons)
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

RIP acrobatty (Cynthia Lyons)

From Cynthia's husband:
reader acrobatty (Cynthia Lyons) passed away August 15.
She loved reading for librivox. She got letters of appreciation. An old friend listening to a reading while driving suddenly realized who was reading. We will miss her.

her husband
David
by hugh
September 7th, 2011, 4:33 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: RIP Michael Hart (founder of Project Gutenberg)
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

RIP Michael Hart (founder of Project Gutenberg)

Very sad news: Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg (where most LibriVox texts come from), and the inventor of the ebook died this week.

Thank you for all you did, Michael.

Here is his obituary:
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Michael_S._Hart