[SOLO]: Legends of Vancouver by E. Pauline Johnson

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Post by mcorinne » September 13th, 2021, 2:36 pm

Legends of Vancouver, by E. Pauline Johnson (1861 - 1913)
First Nations legends told to E. Pauline Johnson by Chief Joe Capilano. (Summary by Corinne Shortridge)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28483

Target completion date: 2021-12-15

Prooflistening level: Standard
Prospective PLs, please see the Guide for Proof-listeners.

IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the number of languishing projects on our server, we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't recorded anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).

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This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
  • Project Code: OVYacUJL
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._Pauline_Johnson (E. Pauline Johnson)
  • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 18
  • Does the project have an introduction or preface: Yes
  • Original publication date (if known): 1911
  • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Vancouver Island Regional Library Customers
  • Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:

Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Essays & Short Works

Keywords that describe the book: British Columbia, first nations legends, vancouver, squamish


LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Legends of Vancouver. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Legends of Vancouver, by E. Pauline Johnson, translated by Corinne Shortridge. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Legends of Vancouver, by E. Pauline Johnson, translated by Corinne Shortridge. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of Legends of Vancouver, by E. Pauline Johnson, translated by Corinne Shortridge."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: legendsofvancouver_##_johnson_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. legendsofvancouver_01_johnson_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader

MC to select: xxxx

Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into the relevant Listen URL field in the Section Compiler, enter the duration in the Notes field, and post in this thread to let your PL and MC know that you have uploaded a file. You may also post the file link in the thread.

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Post by TriciaG » September 13th, 2021, 4:03 pm


Please, PLEASE, before embarking on a solo, do two things:

(1) We do STRONGLY encourage a one-minute test (LINK) to check your technical settings. It's not an audition, but to make sure you're exporting at the correct bit rate, have your recording in mono, etc. It would be a shame to record a whole section, only to have to scrap it and redo it because of some simple setting that is incorrect.

(2) Claim, record, and get OK'd at least one section in a group project. This is to make sure you know what you're getting into. Recording a whole book isn't as easy as it seems. It isn't simply sitting down and recording. There's editing to do - and that often can take up to 5 times as long as recording does. In my experience, a ballpark estimate of 95% of brand new readers who start with a solo end up quitting before finishing. Please test the waters first before jumping in. :) Not only that, you're basically alone in a solo: you are the coordinator, and unless you have a very friendly DPL, you won't get much encouragement while doing your solo.

I'm moving this to Book Suggestions until you've done the test, and (I hope) a little in a group project. When you're ready to do the solo, post in the thread, and an admin will move it back to the Launch Pad for you. :)

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