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Post by linny » December 1st, 2010, 10:24 am

The Wit and Humor of America, Volume 01 by Various. Edited by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1859 - 1915).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-wit-and-humor-of-america-vol-01-by-various/
Summary text:The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the first volume, 53 short stories and poems have been gathered from 44 authors. This volume is sure to delight listeners. (Summary by Linette Geisel)
  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. NOTE: Sections noted with birth/death dates are not PD 70 years.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1 month of placing your claim (or by the target completion date, whatever is sooner). Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after one month, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. 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. The target completion date for this project is 01 DECEMBER 2011.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18464
  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.

    This project has a DPL, ashleyspence: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: Standard
    MAGIC WINDOW:

    (BC admin)
    ======================================================
    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and readers (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
    BC - please provide *all of* the following:
    [list]
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 54 including forward
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: yes
    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available):
    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    [*]Short description (The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the first volume, 53 short stories and poems have been gathered from 44 authors. This volume is sure to delight listeners. (Summary by Linette Geisel)
    [*]Date of first publication:1907
    [*]Year of author's death (note: in some countries copyright is death of author plus 50 or 70 years)
Editor 1915
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[/size][*]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
[*]DURING recording:
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)
  • "Section [number] of The Wit and Humor of America, Volume One. 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:
    "Title, by Author."

End of recording
  • At the end of the section, say:
    End of [Title]"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • At the end of the book (53 - My Grandmother's Turkey-Tail Fan by Samuel Minturn Peck) , say (in addition):
    "End of The Wit and Humor of America, Volume One, Edited by Marshall Pinckney Wilder."

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!
[*]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
witandhumorofamerica01_##_various.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. witandhumorofamerica01_26_various.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: Author name
Album: The Wit and Humor of America, Volume 01
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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    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.
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Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
Last edited by linny on January 19th, 2011, 7:52 pm, edited 12 times in total.
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Post by kayray » December 1st, 2010, 11:19 am

Oh, what fun. When you're ready to take claims, perhaps you would give me "THE FEAST OF THE MONKEYS BY JOHN PHILIP SOUSA"?

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Post by linny » December 1st, 2010, 11:32 am

kayray wrote:Oh, what fun. When you're ready to take claims, perhaps you would give me "THE FEAST OF THE MONKEYS BY JOHN PHILIP SOUSA"?

:)
Consider it yours and, thank you! This was an old book suggestion that looked like too much fun to pass up. :D
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Post by philchenevert » December 1st, 2010, 12:19 pm

and ..... even before the Magic Window appears .... Phil swoops in to claim the right to read:
1) ANATOLE DUBOIS AT DE HORSE SHOW. and...

2) The Day We do Not Celebrate and

3 ) Similar Cases ...... and

4 ) A medieval Discoverer

5) THE BILLVILLE SPIRIT MEETING

this is a very nice book. No heavy thinking required, and they are still funny !!!! these 5 should keep me busy for a few weeks.
:P
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Post by linny » December 1st, 2010, 12:34 pm

philchenevert wrote:and ..... even before the Magic Window appears .... Phil swoops in to claim ANATOLE DUBOIS AT DE HORSE SHOW.

:P
:lol: It's all yours and, thank you! I was just working on that one in Googledocs (688 words) - what a daunting task setting up 54 text sections is going to be. I wonder if anyone would notice if I skipped that step? :wink:

...and in response to your edit: Thank you for taking additional sections. Yes, I think you are learning, I shy away from the heavy reading. Too much of that in my life outside of LV for the moment. :D Have fun!
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Post by linny » December 1st, 2010, 2:31 pm

Question to potential MC, or simply someone who knows. :)
Do I need to list out each author, year of death, and wikipedia site if available? I have tracked down most however a few (11) are being illusive and I don't want to take the additional research time if it isn't necessary. There are 2 authors which died within the 70 year mark for PD in Europe. Should I mark these for the readers?
https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=10S4FvawFv9gXeQ7kzct4Gaqms8jjAk-dXgcRXJpjvnM
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Post by Starlite » December 1st, 2010, 2:39 pm

linny wrote: There are 2 authors which died within the 70 year mark for PD in Europe. Should I mark these for the readers?

I would definitely put in a warning for the ones you know and it's probably a good idea to search out the death dates for them but wait till someone else comes along.

Esther (who may be along later to claim a story) :)
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Post by annise » December 1st, 2010, 4:12 pm

I'll set you up a MW so you can get going - no need or rooom for Wikipedia entries - your idea about sections in red is OK or else you could just bracket the birth-death date in the title field and that would go over to the catalogue - ie " Funny Story by Funny Writer (1875-1934) "

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Post by linny » December 1st, 2010, 4:31 pm

Anne, Thank you. I appreciate your help.
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Post by annise » December 1st, 2010, 5:10 pm

Quick Work :D (need to check 45 though)

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Post by m8b1 » December 1st, 2010, 7:01 pm

Hi Linny,

May I have teensy tiny number 15 - The Quarrel by S.E. Kiser. :-)

Quick note - you have 19 twice in the MW - might want to check that. :wink:

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Post by m8b1 » December 1st, 2010, 7:09 pm

May I have 03 - The Purple Cow by Gelett Burgess as well.
I knew that poem as a kid (at the first part of it) but never knew anything about it - to funny to pass up. :lol:

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Post by linny » December 1st, 2010, 7:11 pm

m8b1 wrote:Hi Linny,

May I have teensy tiny number 15 - The Quarrel by S.E. Kiser. :-)

Quick note - you have 19 twice in the MW - might want to check that. :wink:
03 and 15 are yours, Enjoy!

I think the MW is correct now...I needed to fix dinner before I could finish and verify it. Thanks for pointing out the duplication.

Now to set up text files for each reading. With 54 sections that should take a few days. :wink:
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Post by m8b1 » December 1st, 2010, 7:12 pm

Thanks Linny - don't worry about setting up any text files for my two - I'm going to record them tonight. :-)

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Post by Sweetlilbirdy » December 1st, 2010, 8:48 pm

I would love to do number 2 (Holmes) and 14 (Phelps). I believe this is a great opportunity to let loose my natural southern drawl, yay!
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