COMPLETE: Short Nonfiction Collection Vol 020 - jo

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » November 2nd, 2010, 7:33 pm

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 020


This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

http://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-020/



This collection is dedicated to recordings of short nonfiction works on any topic in English.

Please select and record any short essay or other nonfiction piece in the public domain. Try to stick to works that run 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, just start recording. Multiple versions are always welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)

After 15 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

Basic Recording Guide: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording

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.x of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide. Note: Noisecleaning with other versions of Audacity is not recommended.

  • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kpbs using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
  • File Name: (all lower case. Please omit a, the, etc from title): snf020_titleofwork_authorlastname_readersinitials.mp3
  • ID3 Tags:
    • • Title/Name: [Title]
      • Artist: [Author Name]
      • Album: LibriVox Nonfiction Collection Vol. 020
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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You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: jo - knotyouraveragejo.
*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
    • 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 catalog page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalog 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
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/
But don't let this stop you from recording your own version!


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(PL = Proof-Listening; PLC = Proof-listening Complete; PL OK = ready to catalog)

**Please note that the recordings in this collection will appear in the catalog in alphabetical order by title, although they will be initially entered into the magic window in the order they are submitted.

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Post by JohnFricker » November 7th, 2010, 8:20 pm

Would like to contribute this if I may (can't find a more appropriate collection on my own but happy to be re-directed if necessary)

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18194/18194-h/18194-h.htm
The Life of Buddha and its lessons


- ohh first to post on this one! Keen!
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Post by Availle » November 7th, 2010, 8:35 pm

Hi John, we like keen here :D

jo is not available this week, so I'm keeping an eye on this collection for now. The text looks good and non-fictiony enough to me. It's about half an hour of recording, I guess, so you're good to go.

You can always wait for jo's ok too, of course. :wink:
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Post by Veggrower » November 8th, 2010, 12:46 pm

Hi,
Here's my recording for this collection:

Steam On Country Roads, from Field and Hedgerow, by Richard Jefferies (1848-1887)

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf020_steamoncountryroads_jefferies_gb.mp3

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext04/fhedg10h.htm#22

The length is 20:13, and the size 18.5 MB

Thanks

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Post by Availle » November 8th, 2010, 3:28 pm

Thank you very much! The first submission is in the MW... :clap:

(Oh, I fixed your link - the file should be ..020.. :wink:)
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Post by JohnFricker » November 8th, 2010, 8:49 pm

And here's the second:
The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons by H. S. Olcott
Gutenberg Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18194/18194-h/18194-h.htm
File: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf020_thelifeofbuddhaanditslessons_olcott_jf.mp3

File size: 20.5MB
Length: 22'24

Edit: Author's dates are 1832-1907
Last edited by JohnFricker on November 8th, 2010, 9:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by Availle » November 8th, 2010, 8:53 pm

Looks great - thank you! :D
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Post by Guero » November 8th, 2010, 8:54 pm

John
"...what kind of internal wiring in my grandmother's mind enabled her...To condense fact from the vapor of nuance." -- Neal Stephenson

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Post by Availle » November 8th, 2010, 8:55 pm

Couldn't have done this two minutes earlier, eh? :wink:

Thanks Guero for number three!
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Post by Guero » November 8th, 2010, 8:58 pm

Availle wrote:Couldn't have done this two minutes earlier, eh? :wink:

Thanks Guero for number three!
LOL! I actually could have...I went to pour myself a glass of soda right when the upload completed. So sorry...I'll be more mindful of your time in the future, Ava. Image
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Post by Availle » November 8th, 2010, 9:18 pm

Thank you so much for being so thoughtful, Guero!

Well, I could also simply wait in the future when I'm the only one online to update magic windows... Although, I'd probably have to get up at three or so... :shock:
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Post by Veggrower » November 9th, 2010, 2:38 am

Sorry about my link - thanks for fixing it :oops:

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Post by Guero » November 19th, 2010, 9:50 am

John
"...what kind of internal wiring in my grandmother's mind enabled her...To condense fact from the vapor of nuance." -- Neal Stephenson

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » November 20th, 2010, 9:06 am

Sumner and the South added to MW. :)
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Post by Availle » December 2nd, 2010, 12:02 am

Another Einstein here:

Geometry and Experience, the second one from here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7333
39:06
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf020_geometryandexperience_einstein_ava.mp3

Quite an experience to read this, believe me! :wink:
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