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Post by sadclown » August 7th, 2009, 5:13 pm

The American Housewife
Containing the Most Valuable and Original Receipts in all
the Various Branches of Cookery; and Written in a Minute
and Methodical Manner by An Experienced Lady (Anonymous) (Birth and Death Dates Unknown)
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This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/american-housewife-the-by-anonymous/
This cookbook and reference guide leads the American Housewife through how to make everything from Meat to Common Drinks, as well as helpful tips and tricks for any housewife! Also included in this fine text are sections on Cooking for The Sick, and how to make your own: Essences, Perfumes, Dyes and Soaps. This work also features an extensive section on The Art of Carving-Which covers anything you might need to carve! (Summary by Jennifer Stearns)
  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    Target completion date of this project: January 31, 2010 – but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. "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 November 7th unless the claimants post in this thread before then to reclaim the section.". If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28452
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
    If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.


    Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: Standard

    MAGIC WINDOW:

    (BC admin)
  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:

    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    You will only find the name of your Section in the Index not the text itself. No need to read the Section Titles between section, read the text as is.

    But please do read the numbers before each section, this should help the listener keep track.

    Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of The American Housewife. - 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]"
    • Say:
      "The American Housewife by Anonymous. [Chapter]"
    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 The American Housewife by Anonymous"
    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    theamericanhousewife_##_anonymous.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. theamericanhousewife_01_anonymous.mp3)

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Anonymous
    Album: The American Housewife

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

    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 (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread):
      http://upload.librivox.org
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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: le - Leni
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
Last edited by sadclown on November 2nd, 2009, 7:54 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by neerajanagarajan » August 7th, 2009, 10:08 pm

Ha! Fantastic! Remember I'm around to do some of the sections 8-)

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Post by Leni » August 8th, 2009, 9:08 am

Hello Jennifer. If you don't mind putting up with an MC that is still learning, I can set this up for you - even though I am terrified by some of the recipes in this book! :shock:
65. Mock Turtle, or Calf’s Head Soup. - Boil the head until perfectly tender(...)
:lol:
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Post by sadclown » August 8th, 2009, 9:33 am

Leni wrote:Hello Jennifer. If you don't mind putting up with an MC that is still learning, I can set this up for you - even though I am terrified by some of the recipes in this book! :shock:
65. Mock Turtle, or Calf’s Head Soup. - Boil the head until perfectly tender(...)
:lol:
That's fine with me! Thanks for taking on this project!
Jennifer

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Post by Leni » August 8th, 2009, 9:47 am

Ok, it's set up. I don't know how you intend to divide the sections, so I didn't fill in the MW.

I chose as genres: Cookery (obviously :mrgreen:) and Instruction. Are there any others you would like?

Also, I will leave this project here in the Launchpad for one day more, and then move it to Readers Wanted.

If you need anything else, let me know. :D

Have fun!
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Post by sadclown » August 8th, 2009, 10:21 am

Leni wrote:Ok, it's set up. I don't know how you intend to divide the sections, so I didn't fill in the MW.

I chose as genres: Cookery (obviously :mrgreen:) and Instruction. Are there any others you would like?

Also, I will leave this project here in the Launchpad for one day more, and then move it to Readers Wanted.

If you need anything else, let me know. :D

Have fun!
Sounds good, I'll fill out the sections now!
Jennifer

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Post by dii » August 8th, 2009, 10:23 am

Sounds like fun! Can I DPL, please? :mrgreen:

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Post by sadclown » August 8th, 2009, 10:26 am

dii wrote:Sounds like fun! Can I DPL, please? :mrgreen:

Dii
Sure, love to have you!!
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Post by Leni » August 8th, 2009, 10:29 am

Dii is added as a DPLer.
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Post by dii » August 8th, 2009, 10:31 am

Leni wrote:Dii is added as a DPLer.
Thanks!
And thank you, sadclown ^^
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Post by sadclown » August 8th, 2009, 11:03 am

Leni,

I'm going to need one more section, can you add that for me?
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Post by Leni » August 8th, 2009, 11:04 am

Sure. It's added. Sorry, I thought it was 26 counting the preface. O_o
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Post by sadclown » August 8th, 2009, 11:16 am

Leni wrote:Sure. It's added. Sorry, I thought it was 26 counting the preface. O_o
That's ok!

Sections all named! It should be pretty clear to readers where to start and end, but if it's too confusing let me know and I'll make things clearer.
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Post by neerajanagarajan » August 8th, 2009, 11:20 am

May I claim sections 7 and 15? 8-)

EDIT -- For now.

ETA -- And 19 also.

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Post by Leni » August 8th, 2009, 11:23 am

Looks good to me. And can I claim section 21?

Tapioca is originally from Brazil, you know? :D
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