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Post by OiVic » September 6th, 2020, 8:19 am

The Private Journal of a Journey from Boston to New York in the Year 1704 by Madam Sarah Kemble Knight by Sarah Knight (1666 - 1727).


In the month of October 1704, Madam Sarah Knight travelled on horseback from Boston to New Haven. She continued her journey to New York in the following December, adn after staying there two weeks returned to New Haven, and thence in March to Boston. During this time she kept a journal, which was for many years preserved among her descendants, but now is believed to be lost. This journal was published in New York in 1825, and in the introduction to that edition it is stated that 'the original orthography has been carefully preserved'. ( Frank H. Little 1865)
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001261706
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  2. Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard
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    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).
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  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 The Private Journal of a Journey from Boston to New York in the Year 1704 by Madam Sarah Kemble Knight. 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:
      "The Private Journal of a Journey from Boston to New York in the Year 1704 by Madam Sarah Kemble Knight. Section [#]"

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    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The Private Journal of a Journey from Boston to New York in the Year 1704 by Madam Sarah Kemble Knight. 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 [#]"
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    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of Section [#]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Private Journal of a Journey from Boston to New York in the Year 1704 by Madam Sarah Kemble Knight, by Sarah Knight. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
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  4. Example filename journal_##_knight_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. journal_01_knight_128kb.mp3)
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 6th, 2020, 2:51 pm

Hi OiVic. Welcome to LibriVox. I see this is your first post to the forum.

A couple of things - First the text link you have provided above is not to a public domain text and therefore is not suitable for a LibriVox recording. There is a version of Sarah Knight's journal that was originally published in 1825 available at HathiTrust.

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100288341


However, before starting a solo project, please complete and get an OK on a one-minute test to check your technical settings. It's not an audition, but to simply confirm that your files meet our requirements. Post your test in the Listeners Wanted Forum and an experienced LVer will have a listen and check the specs for you. It would be a shame to record a whole section, only to have to redo it because of some simple setting that is incorrect.

1-Minute Test

Also as a new reader, we strongly recommend that you record a section or two in group projects before embarking on a solo, so that you can get a sense of the amount of time and effort a commitment to a solo recording would entail, as well as become a little familiar with the community here and our process for submitting files, prooflistening, etc. As a soloist, you will be responsible not only for recording and editing all the sections, but you will also be your own book coordinator (BC) which means you will be responsible for entering all the information (titles, time, links) into the workflow system.

Meanwhile, this thread will be moved to Book Suggestions once you have seen this post. Once you are ready to start, it can be moved back here to the Launch Pad for you by any admin.
Jo
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Post by OiVic » September 19th, 2020, 6:54 am

Hi Jo,
Thank you for the updated link to the text.
I posted to the forum while I was waiting for a headset microphone to arrive. Now it has I've submitted my test recording. Exciting! So hopefully, I'll be ready to start recording this project soon.
Thanks again.

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Post by k5hsj » September 19th, 2020, 5:29 pm

The 1865 edition referenced in the introduction is available at https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001261706. Since it's a scan of the actual volume, it might be more readable than the 1825, which is from microform.

Cheers,

Winston
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 19th, 2020, 5:58 pm

OiVic wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 6:54 am
Hi Jo,
Thank you for the updated link to the text.
I posted to the forum while I was waiting for a headset microphone to arrive. Now it has I've submitted my test recording. Exciting! So hopefully, I'll be ready to start recording this project soon.
Thanks again.
Sounds good OiVic. I'll move this back to the Launch Pad for you. Please update the text link in the original post once you decide which link you will use to record from. Either the one I posted or the one Winston located would be fine. I agree the latter would probably be the easiest to read from, but it's up to you.
Jo
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 22nd, 2020, 7:51 pm

OiVic,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up and then be back with some further instructions.
MaryAnn

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 22nd, 2020, 8:04 pm

OK, Your MW is set up.

I will need to know what source you are using to complete the catalog record.

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.
Note that passwords for the magic window and the forum are not connected. You can use the same password in both places (I think a lot of people do), but if you change it on one system, it won't affect the password on the other system.

Next, you'll need to start entering section (or chapter) titles. I've entered the first couple to get you started.

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 just yet - folks often see new projects and volunteer to listen before anything is posted. If no one sees this, 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 - not too long 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 cherylstewart » September 25th, 2020, 9:53 am

MaryAnn I would like to DPL this if you need me??
Cheryls

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 25th, 2020, 7:26 pm

Great Cheryl. I've added you to the MW.
MaryAnn

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Post by OiVic » September 28th, 2020, 1:47 pm

Hi MaryAnn,
Thank you so much for being the MC for this project, and for the information on what to do next.
I will use this text: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001261706 but am struggling to work out how to edit the post! :roll:
I'm going to read the information you sent me and hopefully start recording this week, I'm looking forward to making headway on it!
Best wishes, x

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Post by cherylstewart » October 18th, 2020, 3:15 pm

MaryAnn Will you please remove me as DPL on this project also.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 19th, 2020, 10:01 am

Of course Cheryl. Thanks for letting me know.
MaryAnn

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