SOLO Whale Fishery of New England by Various-mas

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Okerblommusic
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Post by Okerblommusic » December 14th, 2017, 7:14 am

Whale Fishery of New England by Various ( - ).
AN ACCOUNT, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND SOME INTERESTING AND AMUSING ANECDOTES, OF THE RISE AND FALL OF AN INDUSTRY WHICH HAS MADE NEW ENGLAND FAMOUS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD ( Subtitle of the Text)
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/files/55152/5 ... 5152-h.htm
  2. Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record 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).

    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

    Magic Window:



    BC Admin
  3. The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Section [number] of Whale Fishery of New England. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Whale Fishery of New England, by Various. Section [section number, title]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Section [number] of Whale Fishery of New England by Various. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Section title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Whale Fishery of New England, by Various. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  4. Example filename whalefishery_##_various_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. whalefishery_01_various_128kb.mp3)
  5. Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: maryannspiegel
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
  6. Any questions?
    Please post below

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 14th, 2017, 8:57 pm

I'd be happy to MC this for you Okerblom. I'll get your Magic Window set up and come back with some further instructions.
MaryAnn

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 14th, 2017, 9:12 pm

OK, Your MW is set up.

For a solo project, you are the Book Coordinator. That means you fill out the Magic Window and post your links and times in the window when you upload your files.

You'll need to start by logging into the magic window. Instructions are in the BC How-to; and this is a more detailed version of the First Login instructions (with pictures!) Please be sure to read all of the BC How To document, as that will give you more information on your role as a BC.

Next, you'll need to start entering section (or chapter) titles. I've entered the first couple to get you started. Some of these "chapters" are pretty short, so it may make sense to combine the shorter ones together. I've given you an example in the Magic Window. You would read the intro, then read title to the first section, then read that section, then read the title to the second section, then read that section, then read the outro. You may also think about whether you want to read the preface. The firsts two paragraphs are rather interesting - and that may make a good book summary. The rest of the preface is a list of names and book titles, which I'm not sure I would read personally. Prefaces are optional and don't have to be read if you don't think they are interesting or add. We would generally also not read the captions to the pictures.

Then you are ready to start recording. When you upload a section, it's your responsibility to add the link and duration (mm:ss) to the Magic Window. Link from the uploader goes in the "listen URL" column, duration goes in the "notes" column. Then be sure to post in the thread that a new section is ready for PL so your DPL knows there is something new.

We won't worry about a DPL (dedicated proof listener) just yet - folks often see new projects and volunteer to listen before anything is posted. If no one sees this and steps up to volunteer, we will advertise once you have a section or two ready to listen to.

If you have questions, or if you have any trouble with the instructions in the BC how to, please post and we'll work through it together. There is a bit of a learning curve when you do your first solo. You've picked a nice size book - fairly short and something that you are interested in, so it should be a manageable and enjoyable process for you.

MaryAnn

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Post by silverquill » December 16th, 2017, 1:52 am

I would be glad to be DPL for this project.
-Larry, "wash-ashore" in New England

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 16th, 2017, 7:03 am

Thanks Larry. I've added you to the MW.
MaryAnn

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