[COMPLETE]Children's Short Works 009 - arb

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by annise » July 14th, 2010, 3:11 am

Children's Short Works Collection Vol. 009

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/childrens-short-works-vol-009/

NEW READERS: Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording before submitting here, just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Then please read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.

This collection is for any children's short work in the English Language in the public domain, preferably less than 60 minutes. You are welcome to contribute as many as you wish, and there is no need to "sign-up" before recording as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. Please post here if you are unsure about public domain status.

Where can I find short works for children?
Try http://www.gutenberg.org/
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/loccs/pz
http://www.mainlesson.com/main/displayarticle.php?article=whattexts
or any other place you can find some - but they must be Public Domain - many children's things on the internet are not.


Multiple versions are always welcome, so you can record a story that has been recorded before. (If the same stories are submitted twice in the same collection, we will carry the second version over to the next collection) .

You may prefer to submit your recording to one of the other more specialised short story collections.

After more than 10 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

1. RECORD
  • Be sure to set your recording software to: 44100Hz, 16-bit
  • At the BEGINNING Say: "[Title of Work], by [Author Name]" "This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox Recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Librivox.org"
  • At the END, say: "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"
  • If you wish, you may also say: "Read by...your name."
  • Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording or 10 seconds if longer than 30 minutes.
2. EDIT and SAVE your file:
  • Need noise-cleaning?Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear distracting background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit. The free beta version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide. Note: Noisecleaning with earlier versions of Audacity (1.2.x) is not recommended.
  • ID3 Tags:
    • • Title/Name: [Title]
      • Artist: [Author Name(birth year-death year]
      • Album: Children's Short Works Collection Vol. 009
  • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kpbs using the following filename:
    • File Name: Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles i.e. the, a, an, and NO SPACES): childrensshortworks009_shorttitleinoneword_readersinitials.mp3,
      e.g. childrensshortworks009_scarletgiantbean_ge.mp3
3. SUBMIT your recording:
Please upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please copy to post in this thread):
http://upload.librivox.org
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If you have trouble reading the image above, please send a private message to any admin
You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: arb - annise.
*If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

4. POST the following information in this thread:
  • • The link you copied from the uploader to your file
    • Name of your story
    • Author (birth year - death year)
    • Translator if applicable (birth year - death year)
    • Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg etext url)
    • Length in minutes and size in MB of your file
    • If this is your first Librivox recording, I will also need your name as you would like it to appear on the catalogue page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalogue page.


Want to see if what you plan to record has been done already?
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?
Search by keywords in the Catalog Search
But don't let this stop you from recording your own version!

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Post by tommybascue » July 14th, 2010, 3:51 pm

Hello. I am a definite newbie here. I would gladly take on All sections and all chapters, if possible. It would make me happy to do this entire work for the good of perhaps just one person. If not possible, please reply with possibile openings for recording. Thank you and Ciao.

Thomas

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Post by annise » July 15th, 2010, 6:13 pm

Hi Thomas,
I see you are doing a test run somewhere else - great idea. This is different from many others in that people choose what they would like to read . After you get things working , you would be welcome to come back . There are some suggestions in the first post about things you could read - they must be in the Public Domain - you can always ask if you have doubts about it

Anne

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Post by takendell » July 21st, 2010, 12:02 pm

Greetings,

I am writing because I am interested in doing some of the chapters. Please do not hesitate to notify me. I can also do them in Spanish and French with the appropriate translation given.

Thanks,
takendell

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Post by annise » July 21st, 2010, 4:59 pm

Hi
This is a collection - people choose the stories they would like to read and when they have finished post it here. It is all a little confusing at first I know , but all projects have the instructions in the first post. We only use English in this collection but there is a multilingual collection of children's stories over here http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25795 .
and a French collection that has just finished but another will probaly open soon http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=23819&highlight=

Which ever way you choose , I would strongly recommend you to do a test first to check out all the technical bits - check out the newbie guide to recording in the links you have been given

And Welcome to Librivox :D

Anne

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Post by Troy » July 25th, 2010, 7:28 pm

Link: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/arb/childrensshortworks009_littlehen_tb.mp3
Title: All About The Little Small Red Hen
Author: Anonymous
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/25650
Length: 6:39
Size: 6.09 MB

(I hadn't realized that the last collection had this story already until I'd already recorded it.) :oops:

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Post by annise » July 25th, 2010, 7:39 pm

Librivox likes a choice of voice - so duplicates are fine - thanks for the file

Anne

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Post by annise » July 26th, 2010, 3:34 am

Troy wrote:Link: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/arb/childrensshortworks009_littlehen_tb.mp3
Title: All About The Little Small Red Hen
Author: Anonymous
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/25650
Length: 6:39
Size: 6.09 MB

(I hadn't realized that the last collection had this story already until I'd already recorded it.) :oops:
PL OK :thumbs:

Anne

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Post by Troy » July 26th, 2010, 6:36 pm

Okay, one more, since that other one was so short...

Link: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/arb/childrensshortworks009_glassdog_tb.mp3
Name: The Glass Dog
Author: L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4357
Length: 13:57
Size: 12.7 MB

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Post by annise » July 27th, 2010, 12:57 am

Thanks Troy - nice choice :D PL OK :thumbs:

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Post by wordnerd210 » August 3rd, 2010, 12:05 am


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Post by wordnerd210 » August 3rd, 2010, 12:38 am

If you choose to publish this, I'm 99% positive it will be my first Librivox recording, so I'd like my name to be shown as "Mary-Beth Blackburn".

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Post by annise » August 3rd, 2010, 1:37 am

Thanks, I'll add you catalogue name , and PL the story

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Post by annise » August 4th, 2010, 5:15 am

wordnerd210 wrote:
If you choose to publish this, I'm 99% positive it will be my first Librivox recording, so I'd like my name to be shown as "Mary-Beth Blackburn".
Hi Mary-Beth
The reading was great - there were a few places where you had started to say one thing and switched to the right one - I edited them for you - it does make it all sound better . You need to get in the habit when it happens of pausing to leave a small space then saying the phrase again - it sounds convincing that way and is much easier to snip out. If you want to have alisten , just use the listen link - at 1.07 you had said ..need had..
and 1:11 determine to d.. return and I cut the end silence to 5 secs . All these are minor , everything else was fine

Anne

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Post by wordnerd210 » August 4th, 2010, 3:03 pm

Thank you so much for the tip!
goldawardadventures.blogspot.com-- My children's literature blog! Please visit.

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