COMPLETE: Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 29 -jo

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Post by Sue Anderson » April 14th, 2013, 5:47 pm

soupy wrote:Here is one from me
Sixteen Logical Aphorisms

David F Swenson

the typist typed David P Swenson in the article and I corrected it in the reading.
this should be with the David F. Swenson who wrote Soren Kierkegard
Hi Soupy, Thanks for Sixteen Logical Aphorisms! :) David P. and David F. . .well, your correction is another instance of the "rule of common sense!" What I was reading for Librivox today had "cavalry" and "calvary" in the same paragraph!

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Post by Sue Anderson » April 14th, 2013, 5:51 pm

Hugh, You can take a PL breather if you want--you've been working hard--I listened to Soupy's contribution while I was imputing the data, and it is PL OK. I thought I would try to learn a little about Kierkegard with a listen.

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Post by HughGil » April 14th, 2013, 6:14 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:Hugh, You can take a PL breather if you want--you've been working hard--I listened to Soupy's contribution while I was imputing the data, and it is PL OK. I thought I would try to learn a little about Kierkegard with a listen.

Thanks Sue, I was about 5 minutes behind you PLing this, I was interrupted before I could post. But I agree, PL is okay. :lol: :lol:

Hugh
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Post by Ranulph » April 24th, 2013, 10:04 am

Here is my submission...please let me know if there is something I should change.

The Story of the Prophet Jonas
Author: Jonah son of Amittai
Translator: William Tyndale

The length is 8:25, the text is from Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24890

And the audio: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/thestoryoftheprophetjonas.mp3

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Post by Sue Anderson » April 24th, 2013, 10:58 am

Hi Ranulph, Thank you for your contribution of The Story of the Prophet Jonas to this nonfiction collection; and, since I see you are fairly new to Librivox, WELCOME! :) I took a quick listen, and your recording was very expressive. :) The nonfiction collection has a dedicated proof listener, Hugh, who will be doing the actual PLing shortly.

On the technical end of things, the file name needs a bit of help. Here is how it goes:
•File Name:
• (all lower case. Please omit a, the, etc from title): snf029_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials.mp3

So your file name should read: snf029_storyoftheprophetjonas_jonahsonofamittai_ra.mp3

You may want your initials to read differently. Also, I'm not sure how one would interpret "last name," so I left the full name in.

There's no need to re-upload right now. Let's wait to see if Hugh sees anything else that needs to be different. Then could you, please, re-upload? When you do, could you tell us what name you would like in the catalog? It can be your forum name, real name, or any other name you choose.

Again, welcome, and thank you for your contribution!

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Post by HughGil » April 24th, 2013, 7:12 pm

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Ranulph wrote:Here is my submission...please let me know if there is something I should change.

The Story of the Prophet Jonas
Author: Jonah son of Amittai
Translator: William Tyndale

The length is 8:25, the text is from Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24890

And the audio: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/thestoryoftheprophetjonas.mp3
Hi Ranulph,

A couple of small technical issues. Volume is a bit low at 84.6 dB, we shoot for 89 dB. Here is a video by Phil Chenevert showing how to increase or decrease your volume. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_z607awyLw I use a program called MP3Gain to get the volume level. You can download it here http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/. It's a free program, very easy to use. Drag and drop your file into the main window, and click on Track Analysis. One note, please do not use MP3Gain to increase or decrease your volume, no amplification is actually done, MP3Gain adds a bit of information to the file so that MP3 players will play the file at a higher or lower volume, and it doesn't work for all MP3 players.

Ending silence needs to be 5 seconds. PL is okay, except for these issues. :)

I'll spot check when you re-upload.

Hugh
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Post by Ranulph » April 25th, 2013, 7:31 am

How about this:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf029_storyoftheprophetjonas_jonahsonofamittai_ra.mp3

Will Xenephon be okay for my catalogue name...or is it taken?

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Post by Sue Anderson » April 25th, 2013, 11:18 am

Ranulph wrote:\
Will Xenephon be okay for my catalogue name...or is it taken?
Hi Ranulph,
Xenephon looks fine for your catalog name. (I checked the catalog advanced search under "readers":
https://catalog.librivox.org/visitor_advanced.php to be sure there wasn't another one.)

I forgot to ask you before, do you have a web site or blog you want listed in the catalog also? If so, could you please give me the URL? Thanks,

The file name is perfect. Hugh will be along to check the things he mentioned.

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Post by HughGil » April 25th, 2013, 6:40 pm

Ranulph wrote:How about this:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf029_storyoftheprophetjonas_jonahsonofamittai_ra.mp3

Will Xenephon be okay for my catalogue name...or is it taken?
Hi Ranulph,

PL is now okay. :thumbs:

Hugh
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Post by Veggrower » April 25th, 2013, 11:15 pm

Hi, here's a short piece of old London history,

Concerning Cabs, from About London, by J. Ewing Ritchie (1820-1898) :

MP3: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf029_concerningcabs_ritchie_gb.mp3

Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32773

The length is 14:25, and the size, 13.2 MB. Thanks,

Garth

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Post by Sue Anderson » April 26th, 2013, 4:29 am

Veggrower wrote:Hi, here's a short piece of old London history,

Concerning Cabs, from About London, by J. Ewing Ritchie (1820-1898) :

Thanks,

Garth
Hi Garth, Thanks for your contribution! :) Here in the States, the newspapers often run "how to live on a budget" articles siting the high cost of owing a car (gas, insurance, parking fees, etc.) and telling you it would be cheaper just to hire a cab when you want to go some place . . . so I got a laugh out of Ritchie's litany of horse cab ownership costs.

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Post by HughGil » April 26th, 2013, 3:11 pm

Veggrower wrote:Hi, here's a short piece of old London history,

Concerning Cabs, from About London, by J. Ewing Ritchie (1820-1898) :

MP3: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf029_concerningcabs_ritchie_gb.mp3

Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32773

The length is 14:25, and the size, 13.2 MB. Thanks,

Garth

Evening Garth,

PL is okay. :thumbs:

Hugh
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Post by richestlibrary » April 26th, 2013, 10:59 pm

Hi, Sue! I'm sorry it took so long for me to upload my 1-minute test! I've been waiting for my Samson USB mic to arrive! I just uploaded my 1-minute test recording. Here is my thread in Listeners Wanted: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=46164

Thank you:)
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richestlibrary wrote:Dear Sue

This is Richard from China. Thanks for starting this project!

I'd like to read The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII: No. 353, October 2, 1886. by Various. Gutenberg link is http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18195

Rich
Hi Rich,
WELCOME TO LIBRIVOX! :) We’re pleased to see your first Librivox post here at the nonfiction collection. I’ll try to guide you through the steps in making your first recording. Essentially, there are three things you will want to do:

1)Make a short recording to check out the settings on your recording equipment. Instructions for this can be found here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test. You will be reading a short paragraph which begins ”People were pleased to find . . .” This reading is NOT an audition (we accept all readers); it’s just to be sure your recording equipment is all in order. (I did the 1-minute test exactly like this when I joined Librivox in 2008.) When your 1-minute test is complete, you will want to post it on this Librivox forum: viewforum.php?f=21. A volunteer with recording expertise will listen and help you along. When they say you’re ready to do an actual recording, you’re ready for step two.

2) Pick a public domain selection to read: I see you already have something in mind, which is good! I took a look at the “Girl’s Own Paper,” and it has several interesting non-fiction articles to choose from. I would recommend choosing just one for your first recording. The articles entitled “Every Girl a Business Woman,” which tells how to write a business letter is nonfiction, as are “The Amateur Church Organist,” and “Fashionable Embroidery.” If you would rather read a short story from the Girl’s Own Paper ( which include “Merle’s Crusade” and “The Shepherd’s Fairy,”) that is ok, too, but you will then want to submit your recording to the short story collection. If your selection is nonfiction, you are ready for step three:

3) Send up your finished public domain nonfiction recording (less than 60 minutes in length) to the current volume of the nonfiction collection. Right now volume 29 is still open, so you would send it here. If volume 29 is full by the time you finish your recording, just look for Volume 30 of the non-fiction collection under “readers wanted, short works, poetry and prose”: viewforum.php?f=19. We will proof listen your recording and add it to the collection!

Good luck.! If you have any questions along the way, just post here, and we will answer them.

Best wishes, Sue

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Post by Sue Anderson » April 27th, 2013, 3:40 am

richestlibrary wrote:Hi, Sue! I'm sorry it took so long for me to upload my 1-minute test! I've been waiting for my Samson USB mic to arrive! I just uploaded my 1-minute test recording. Here is my thread in Listeners Wanted: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=46164
Hi Rich, Thanks for posting your 1-minute test. :) I'm going to let our proof listener, Hugh, check the technical aspects, but it sounded fine to me. I also use a Samson mic.

Just a reminder that if 29th nonfiction volume is filled by the time you have recording ready (there are 19 contributions now, and the limit is 20), then the 30th volume will open in a few days.

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Post by HughGil » April 27th, 2013, 2:41 pm

Hi Rich,

Your tech specs check out okay. :thumbs:

Sue,

Should Rich wait for the official OK from the Listeners & Editors forum? Or is he good to go?

Hugh
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