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Post by Availle » May 18th, 2015, 5:53 am

This post will no longer be updated after July 1st. Thank you for helping out with so many projects! We have completed 19 projects from this list, and a total of 121 project in June! Thank you so much!
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Sing along to this tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX0RakvyZ1I
Do not forsake me, LibriVoxers,
.. June is Completion Month.
Do not forsake me, LibriVoxers,
.. Read; read along.
I do not know what texts await you.
.. I only know you must go claim.
For you must face the needy projects,
.. And help them finish, yes really finished!



It is time again to take a hard look at our long-running group projects and give them a final push into the catalog! Let's see how many books we can finish in June! Please sign up in the project threads that are linked below.


Readers: please make sure you have no old outstanding claims (click on your name in the Magic Window of a project you have volunteered for) and also try to help with recording any sections in the list below or finish that solo of yours that only needs two more chapters.

DPLs: please catch up with all your DPL commitments. Maybe there is another project that would need your help?

BCs: please see this special post just for you! ;)


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English Fiction
[FRENCH REVOLUTION] The Gods Are Athirst 2 sections open
[FICTIONAL BIOGRAPHY] Rezanov 10 sections open
[GENERAL FIC] The Life and Adventures of Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw 21 sections open
[GENERAL FIC] Helen 23 sections open
[HISTORICAL FICTION] The Deluge vol. 1 26 sections open
[SOCIAL/ROMANCE] Demos, A Story of English Socialism 28 sections open
[ROMANCE] Marriage Vol. 2 29 sections open
[TEEN ADVENTURE] In Desert and Wilderness 29 sections open Not PD EU
[EPIC POETRY] The Kalevala 31 sections open
[BIOGRAPHICAL] The Rise of David Levinsky 35 sections open Not PD EU
[GENERAL FIC] Emmeline, the Orphan of the Castle 48 sections open
[EPISTOLARY FICTION] Pamela, Vol. 2 82 sections open

English Non-fiction
[TRAVEL] Celebrated Travels and Travellers, Vol. 3 2 sections open
[HISTORY] The French Revolution, vol 1 The Bastille 6 sections open
[MAGIC HOW-TO] Modern Magic 8 sections open
[HISTORY] A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant 14 sections open
[HOUSEHOLD] Enquire Within Upon Everything 25 sections open
[NATURE/SCIENCE] The Reason Why 48 sections open

English Dramatic Works
[PLAY] The Naturewoman full! DPL wanted! Not PD EUR/CAN/AUS
[PLAY] The Sea Voyage 4 male roles left
[PLAY] The Blue Bird 14 roles left - multiple claims okay Not PD EUR
[DIALOGUES] Imaginary Conversations 44 MALE roles left - multiple claims okay.

Other Languages
[ARABIC] Tabai al-Istibdad wa-Masari al-Isti’bad 2 sections left
[ESPANOL - MEMOIRS] Cuentos de la Alhambra 2 sections left
[DEUTSCH - CRIME] Interessante Kriminalprozesse 3 sections left
[FRANCAIS - FICTION] Les enfants du capitaine Grant 3 sections left
[POLSKI] Doktór Muchołapski : fantastyczne przygody w świecie owadów 9 sections left
[DEUTSCH - GEDICHTE] Balladen von Carl Spitteler 21 poems left
[NEDERLANDS - LIEDJES] Alles zingt 83 songs left

Now fully claimed, thank you:
[HISTORICAL FICTION] The Spanish Brothers fully claimed!
[DR LITERATURE] The Divine Comedy fully subscribed!
[BIOLOGY] Elements of Mammalogy Fully claimed
[BIOGRAPHY] Lives of the Artists, Vol 3. fully claimed! Oh no, one more section orphaned :( Fully claimed again! :thumbs:
[NOVEL] The Mystery of the Sea fully subscribed!
[EPISTOLARY FICTION] The Coquette full!
[NOVEL] White Dandy: The Story of a Horse Fully claimed!
[ABORIGINAL MYTH] The Stone Axe of Burkamukk fully claimed! Not PD EU/AUS
[PLAY] Shoemaker's Holiday All claimed!
[NOVEL] The Macdermots of Ballycloran fully subscribed!
[CHILDREN] Harper's Young People fully claimed!
[DR COLLECTION] DR Scene and Story Collection All full! All parts in and ready for edit!
[RELIGION] The War of Antichrist with the Church and Christian Civilization full!
[ROMANCE] Man and Wife full!
[CRIMINOLOGY] Criminal Investigation Fully claimed!
[CHRISTIAN FICTION] In League With Israel full!
[ADVICE] The Book of Camping and Woodcraft full!
[NATURE] Among the Trees of Elmridge full!
[ENGLISH - GREEK] An Elementary Greek Grammar fully subscribed! DPL found!
[PLAY] Ram Alley, or Merry Tricks fully claimed!

Straight from the press and brandnew in our catalog:
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[PLAY] Magna Carta
[BIOGRAPHY]Saint Benedict
[MEDICINE] Little Masterpieces of Science: Health and Healing
[RELIG BIOG] A Handful of Stars by F.W. Boreham
[HUMOR] The Adventures of a Suburbanite
[HOLLYWOOD] Laughter Limited
[CLASSICS/PHILOSOPHY] The Morals, vol 2, by Plutarch
[PLAY] The Recruiting Officer
[SOCIOLOGY - CRIME]An Enquiry in the Causes in the late Increase of Robbers
[NOVEL] Amelia, Volume 2
[ADVENTURE] The Scalp Hunters
[MILITARY] At the Point of the Bayonet: A Tale of the Mahratta War
[AESTHETICS] Aesthetics as Science of Expression
[SEX/BIOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY] Private Sex Advice to Women
[HIST/WAR] Rise & Fall of the Confederate Government Vol 2
[PLAY] Patience
[POETRY] Poems by Marietta Holley
[US REPORT] A Failure of Initiative (Hurricane Katrina)
[KIDS BIBLE] The Wonder Book of Bible Stories
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Post by Availle » May 18th, 2015, 5:55 am

Important note to all BCs: Your projects are eagerly awaited by listeners! For that reason, and also because there is limited space on the Librivox server, we want to make sure that all projects move steadily towards completion.

Please look through your projects for uncompleted sections that were claimed by readers more than 2 months ago.
Post a reply in your project thread saying:
"To be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, all unrecorded sections that were claimed more than 2 months ago will be orphaned on June 7th unless the claimants post in this thread before then to reclaim the section."

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[color=red]"To be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, all unrecorded sections that were claimed more than [b]2 months ago[/b] will be orphaned on [b]June 7th[/b] unless the claimants post in this thread before then to reclaim the section."[/color]
Please also edit your first post to include this info.

We want to help you complete your projects! Many thanks for your help in this! :)

Note that we are only including projects that started before January 2015, or those that are really close to completion. :!:
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Post by Availle » June 1st, 2015, 4:34 am

We haven't had a "cleanup month" in a very long time, so it's time for everybody to get working just before summer sets in and it's getting too hot to record... (For Australians: replace with winter / too cold).

I will try to keep the first post updated with the number of open sections, but please do let me know when I miss something. (Admins: Feel free to update the list.)

And now, everybody: Pick your favourite genre/language/book and read away! :D
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Post by annise » June 1st, 2015, 5:20 am

replace Australians with those living south of the equator . We do have NZ, south Americans , maybe Africans (and even Tasmanians :D )

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Post by Availle » June 1st, 2015, 5:21 am

That may be true, but it's only the Aussies who complain...

(meaning: YOU :P )
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Post by annise » June 1st, 2015, 5:37 am

You northern hemisphere people don't even realise how conditioned your view of the world is - the globe obviously should be the other way up for starters- the heaviest bit should be at the bottom :D
And as we are moving north rapidly the situation will only get worse

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Post by Availle » June 1st, 2015, 5:51 am

annise wrote:You northern hemisphere people don't even realise how conditioned your view of the world is -
That's absolutely true, and I don't think anybody notices that. Imagine my shock when I - as European - came to Asia and saw my first map of the world, where America was placed on the right side! :shock:
the globe obviously should be the other way up for starters- the heaviest bit should be at the bottom :D
:hmm: Never thought about it like this...
And as we are moving north rapidly the situation will only get worse.
At least you'll stop complaining then... :mrgreen:
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Post by Kangaroo692 » June 1st, 2015, 9:03 am

When I was reading through the "How to Become a BC" page, it said something about taking advantage of clean-up months. I had no idea what a clean-up month was, but now I know. And about the note to post in the project thread, about all claims over 2 months old being orphaned on June 7, is that only for projects that began in January or before?

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Post by SweetPea » June 1st, 2015, 9:43 am

I've been hoping we'd have another clean-up month - I don't think I was around for the last one! :D

Does the "all claims over two months old are orphaned on June 7" applies to all projects, or just the ones on the list? I have 13 BC projects, but 5 of them are fully subscribed and none of them are on the list. Do I add the notice to my fully subscribed projects (since they have claims too)? :) Also, in a couple of my projects I've given one or two month extensions to some readers. Do I treat the extension as a claim ("all extensions over two months old are orphaned on June 7") or do I orphan it on June 7th even if the extension is less than two months old? All my projects were started this year except The Adventures of Joel Pepper (started in November). It is fully subscribed, with only two sections left to be submitted. They are over two months old but the reader asked for an extension, which was given one month ago. Do I just leave it alone either until June 30 (when the extension expires) or until the reader submits the sections; or do I do something else? :D One more question: what about sections that need edits? Must they be fixed by June 7?

I realize this is a lot of questions. :lol: Thank you so much!

There are a couple of projects on the list that look interesting, but I have a bunch of claims right now in other projects so I'll see what's left when I finish those! :)
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Post by TriciaG » June 1st, 2015, 11:18 am

Kangaroo: you as BC have the right to orphan sections after 2 months have gone by since claiming. If you want to post that message in your 2015 projects, feel free, but it's not required to orphan. I orphan without announcing it all the time. :)
Does the "all claims over two months old are orphaned on June 7" applies to all projects, or just the ones on the list? I have 13 BC projects, but 5 of them are fully subscribed and none of them are on the list. Do I add the notice to my fully subscribed projects (since they have claims too)?
See my statement above to Kangaroo.

If you have 2014 projects (or earlier), once you've got orphans in them you can ask them to be added to the list.
Also, in a couple of my projects I've given one or two month extensions to some readers. Do I treat the extension as a claim ("all extensions over two months old are orphaned on June 7") or do I orphan it on June 7th even if the extension is less than two months old?
I'd honor the extension you gave them, if I were you. If you gave them one month, orphan after that month is over.
All my projects were started this year except The Adventures of Joel Pepper (started in November). It is fully subscribed, with only two sections left to be submitted. They are over two months old but the reader asked for an extension, which was given one month ago. Do I just leave it alone either until June 30 (when the extension expires) or until the reader submits the sections; or do I do something else
There aren't hard and fast rules for extensions. Did you give a solid deadline when you granted the extension? Then I'd stick to that. Or send them a PM and say it's been a month since you extended, so you're going to give them until X date to finish up, after which you'll open it up for someone else to claim.
One more question: what about sections that need edits? Must they be fixed by June 7?
If the reader has disappeared, then either do the edits yourself, have someone else do them, or if the files are unusable as they are, open 'em up for a new reader. If the reader hasn't disappeared, be LibriVoxy.
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Post by SweetPea » June 1st, 2015, 12:48 pm

Okay, thanks Tricia! :D That's helpful.
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Post by Kangaroo692 » June 1st, 2015, 12:55 pm

Magna Carta is full, by the way.

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » June 1st, 2015, 1:03 pm

May I suggest The Betrothed DR? It's been almost exactly a year and it's got a lot of roles left. (I think this is such a cool idea!)

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Post by lezer » June 1st, 2015, 1:04 pm

Kangaroo692 wrote:Magna Carta is full, by the way.
Thanks - have moved it to the bottom of the post!
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Post by KiltedDragon » June 1st, 2015, 2:13 pm

AdeledePignerolles wrote:May I suggest The Betrothed DR? It's been almost exactly a year and it's got a lot of roles left. (I think this is such a cool idea!)
You may suggest it but as the MC for the project, I really don't support such a move. This is a huge project and with gender specific roles, it will take a loooong time to complete. The idea of a clean up is to get the listed projects completed in a short time; this will not happen with Betrothed.
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