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Post by RuthieG » March 13th, 2013, 4:15 am

LibriVox 8th Anniversary Collection

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/librivox-8th-anniversary-collection/
This is getting to be a habit. The 5th, 6th and 7th anniversary collections were a wonderful mix, so how could I resist doing another? You can read whatever you like (as long as it is in the Public Domain, of course) which has eight (or acht, or huit, or otto, or 八つ or, восемь, or... you get my drift) in the title and lasts less than 70 minutes. Please use the special disclaimer (see note 1 below).

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, but you are welcome to post here to state your intent. You can record a story or poem that has been recorded for LibriVox before, but I'd rather not have more than one version within this collection, if possible.

There are some suggestions of things to record in my next post and many further suggestions in subsequent posts. All suggestions welcome ;).
This collection will close on 31st July in order for it to be catalogued in time for the 8th anniversary of LibriVox on 10th August 2013 (or at 88 submissions, whichever comes sooner). This, unless something extraordinary happens, will be the only volume.

NEW READERS: Please see the information below the Magic Window.

1. Record
  • At the BEGINNING Say: "[Title of Work], by [Author Name]" "This is recorded to celebrate the 8th anniversary of LibriVox. 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. Use the following metadata and file name:
  • ID3 Tags:
    • • Title/Name: [Title]
      • Artist: [Author Name]
      • Album: LibriVox 8th Anniversary Collection
  • 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): 8thanniversary_shorttitleinoneword_readersinitials.mp3,
      e.g. 8thanniversary_eightoclock_rg.mp3
3. Upload 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: rg - RuthieG.


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

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BC Admin 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.

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.
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Post by RuthieG » March 27th, 2013, 3:39 am

Here are a few ideas, but I must admit I am not finding it easy this year. I am sure you will all find lots of eights :D.

Still available to record:


Songs:

At Half Past Eight by John T Kelly (1855-1922)
http://mainemusicbox.library.umaine.edu/musicbox/pages/full_record.asp?id=VP_017123

When the clock is striking eight by Enoch Freeman
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/sm1874.14899

Eight dollars a day by J. J. Hutchinson & Jesse Hutchinson
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/sm1848.431770


Poems:

Eighteen by Emma Endicott Marean (1854-1936)
http://archive.org/stream/eighteen00mare#page/9/mode/1up

Eighteen by Bettie Garland (from Munsey's Magazine)
http://archive.org/stream/munseysmagazine19newyrich#page/480/mode/1up

Twenty-eight and Twenty-nine by Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802-1839)
http://archive.org/stream/poeticalworkswi00whitgoog#page/n229/mode/1up

Musings on My Eighty-sixth Birthday by T. Sidney Cooper R. A. (1803 – 1902) (from the Strand magazine)
http://archive.org/stream/StrandMagazine39/Strand39#page/n2/mode/1up

The Eight-day Clock by Alfred Cochrane (1865-1948) (NB Not PD for European readers)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?q1=eight;id=mdp.39015005778470;view=image;seq=1826;start=11;size=100;page=root;num=1756;orient=0

Fiction:

Between Eight Bells and Morning by Herman Howard Matteson (1876-?) from Munsey's Magazine April, 1919
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015074652879?urlappend=%3Bseq=543

A Recruit for the Eight-Three by Sewell Ford (1868-1946)
http://everyweek.unl.edu/view?docId=xml/ew.issue.19170528.xml;query=;brand=default#ford.19170528

Eighty-eight in Lavender from Cinderella in the South, by Arthur Shearly Cripps (1869-1952) - South African tales
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22886

The Concert of Company Eight from Monday Tales by Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897)
http://www.archive.org/stream/novelsromancesme12daud#page/166/mode/1up

French: Le Concert de la huitième from Contes du lundi by Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897)
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k66328v/f180.image

Sixty-Eight in Abyssinia from All the Year Round Volume XX, 22 August 1868, by G. A. Henty (1832-1902) c.7000 words Written from the point of view of mule No. 68 ;)
http://www.djo.org.uk/indexes/articles/sixty-eight-in-abyssinia.html
http://www.djo.org.uk/all-the-year-round/volume-xx/page-254.html

Non-fiction:

Chaucer's Eight Years' Sickness
http://archive.org/details/jstor-2917524

Any section of Eight Lands in Eight Weeks by Marcia Penfield Snyder (1847-1929)
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/loc.ark:/13960/t72v3d369

Eighth Day: The Glory of Christ from Sketches for the Exercises of an Eight Days' Retreat (1918) by Hugo Hurter (1832-1914) & John B. Kokenge
http://archive.org/details/eightdaysretreat00hurtuoft

Several Accounts of the Fiery Meteor, Which Appeared on Sunday the 26th of November, 1758, between Eight and Nine at Night; Collected by John Pringle, M. D. F. R. S. (January 1, 1759)
http://archive.org/details/jstor-105371

A chapter or two of Eight hundred miles in an ambulance by Laura Winthrop Johnson (1825-1889).
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008681184

A chapter of Arctic Alaska and Siberia, Or, Eight Months with the Arctic Whalesmen by Herbert Lincoln Aldrich (1860 - ?)
http://archive.org/details/arcticalaskaand00aldrgoog

Chinese: Eight dwelling places of Buddhist immortals Author: Five colors stone
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27016

A Ioyfull medytacyon to all Englonde of the coronacyon of our moost naturall souerayne lorde kynge Henry the eyght (A Joyful Meditation of the Coronation of King Henry the Eighth)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22261


Already claimed/recorded:

Eighty Years Ago (or any other chapter of) A Retrospect of Eight Decades by Edward Lyon Berthon (1813–1899). Really rather fun to read.
http://archive.org/details/arestrospecteig00bertgoog To be recorded by RuthieG

Eight Bad Men and True by Ralph Bergengren (1871-1947) (A rather fun story about the trial of a bunch of pirates: about 7200 words)
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015039617371;view=1up;seq=520
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015039617371 To be recorded by RuthieG

Eight Day Clocks by Joel Stacy (pseudonym of Mary Mapes Dodge (1831–1905))
http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00065513/00215/30j Recorded by chocoholic

Eight by Dixie Willson (1890-1974) from All-Story Weekly June 14, 1919.
from http://www.pulpmags.org/PDFs/ASW_1919_06_14.pdf p. 242 Recorded by chocoholic

A Note on the Problem of the Eight Queens by W. H. Bussey (mathematical problem) Short JSTOR article.
http://archive.org/details/jstor-2299223 Recorded by Rapunzelina

Eight Years in a British Consulate by Zebina Eastman, formerly U. S. Consul at Bristol, England.
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015062366987 To be recorded by commonsparrow3

When Hannah Var Eight Yar Old by Katherine Peabody Girling (1861-)
http://archive.org/details/whenhannahvareig00girl (c. 2100 words) Recorded by commonsparrow3

The Eight Roads from The broom fairies, and other stories (1917) by Ethel May Gate,
http://archive.org/stream/broomfairiesothe00gate#page/94/mode/2up Recorded by Rapunzelina

Collecting Eight Billions of Dollars for the Government by Daniel C. Roper (1867–1943), Commissioner of Internal Revenue from Munsey's Magazine, April 1920.
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015024379045?urlappend=%3Bseq=550 Recorded by TriciaG

Eight hour strike by Billy Pastor
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/sm1872.10434 Recorded by commonsparrow3

French: Les huit chevreaux from Fables et légendes du Japon by Claudius Ferrand (1868-1930) Recorded by kthoelen
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23954/23954-h/23954-h.htm#les_huit_chevreaux

Shall our presidents be elected for eight years? By George P. Polen (pub. 1898) Recorded by commonsparrow3
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015003508143;view=2up;seq=6

Eight O'Clock by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)
http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/books/teasdale/flame01.html#25 Recorded by bootahilley

The Plea for Eight Hours by T. V. Powderly, an article from The North American Review, Volume 150.
http://archive.org/details/jstor-25101969 Recorded by TriciaG

Number Sixty-eight from All the Year Round Volume X, 26 September 1863. Author unknown. Recorded by RuthieG
http://www.djo.org.uk/all-the-year-round/volume-x/page-117.html 3038 words
http://www.djo.org.uk/indexes/articles/number-sixty-eight.html

The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) Recorded by eggs4ears

I have high hopes of one of our Lancashire readers recording this: :D
The Rochdale Twenty-eight from All the Year Round Volume XIX, 29 February 1868. Author unknown. c.2400 words Recorded by Vandermast
http://www.djo.org.uk/indexes/articles/the-rochdale-twenty-eight.html
http://www.djo.org.uk/all-the-year-round/volume-xix/page-274.html

Henry the Eighth's Chin from All the Year Round Volume XX 31 October 1868, author unknown. c.2200 words
http://www.djo.org.uk/indexes/articles/henry-the-eighths-chin.html
http://www.djo.org.uk/all-the-year-round/volume-xx/page-498.html Recorded by Bill Mosley

Introductory Romance From the Pen of William Tinkling, Esq. (Aged Eight) from 'Holiday Romance' by Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/809 Recorded by roued

This would be highly challenging to record and is not PD for European and other Death+70 readers, but who knows? Somebody may be up for it. Recorded by Paul E J King
Eighth Lecture - General Dynamics, Principle of Relativity, from Eight Lectures on Theoretical Physics by Max Planck (1858- 1957)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/39017

More suggestions, in all languages, will be MOST welcome.

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Post by catrose » March 27th, 2013, 8:26 am

Let's get this party moving with something that adequately fits the weather here right now (though hopefully not the weather in July!)

• The link you copied from the uploader to your file: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/8thanniversary_christmascheer_cd.mp3
• Name of your story: "Eight Brand New Bits" of Christmas Cheer
• Author (birth year - death year): John Kendrick Bangs (1862 – 1922)
• Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg etext url): http://archive.org/details/eightbrandnewbit00bang
• Length in minutes: 1:58

Sorry, I uploaded it twice. Memory of a goldfish :oops:

I also have some suggestions to add:

The Serpent with Eight Heads by Basil Hall Chamberlain (1850-1935) - Me and my Emily are planning to do this hopefully, but someone else might like it (choice of voice and all!) :D http://archive.org/details/serpentwitheight00chamiala

The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) I have a Dramatic Reading scripted out of this, ready for the next One Act Plays collection. If it would fit with this, I'd have it here instead. If that's too much hassle, it is a pretty good poem for anyone to read anyway! :D

I also have a play here called "Eight O'clock". Short (3 characters). Kind of (by which I mean really) morbid, but interesting! Author died in '71, so not PD +70 or Australia, so I couldn't organise it. http://archive.org/stream/eightoclockando00ervigoog#page/n14/mode/2up
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Post by ToddHW » March 27th, 2013, 9:10 am

A Google search of "Gutenberg.org Eight" generates MANY hits. Methinks I am going to do

The thrilling conclusion chapter with the boat race in Eight-Oared Victors
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/42403

And something about treasure hunting from Pieces of Eight
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17741

But Eight or Nine Words about Letter Writing by Lewis Carrol is tempting (but could of course be deferred to next year)...
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/38065

Thanks for starting this!!

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Post by TriciaG » March 27th, 2013, 9:41 am

"The Eighth Zoological Congress" is an article from Science, Volume 30. About 300 words, and looks really, really dry. https://archive.org/details/jstor-1636571

"Eighth Grade" is an article from The Course of Study, Volume 1. About 1450 words, lists what 8th graders should be studying in the various disciplines. https://archive.org/details/jstor-992187

(There are a ton of articles with "Eighth" in the title on Archive, on every topic imaginable. HERE is a link to search results.)

Eighth Army Corps ballads: https://archive.org/details/eightharmycorpsb00grov

Perhaps an excerpt from "The Eighth Illinois"? An African-American regiment in the Spanish-American war. https://archive.org/details/eighthillinois00good

The Eighth Sin, a volume of poetry by Christopher Morley (d.1952): https://archive.org/details/eighthsin00morlrich No poem with that title, however.

The Eighth Ohio at Gettysburg: https://archive.org/details/eighthohioatget00sawygoog

Lincoln Sunday, February Eighth, 1920 - Script for proposed Lincoln Day program by the American Missionary Association: https://archive.org/details/lincolnsundayfeb00amer
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Kerner Report on 1967 race riots: LINK
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
The Medici family history: LINK

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Post by tovarisch » March 27th, 2013, 10:48 am

:idea: How about a bunch of stories about objects that are considered "the eighth wonder of the world"?
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Post by RuthieG » March 27th, 2013, 11:03 am

Tovarisch:
You can read whatever you like (as long as it is in the Public Domain, of course) which has eight (or acht, or huit, or otto, or 八つ or, восемь, or... you get my drift) in the title and lasts less than 70 minutes.
Thanks for that magnificent bunch of suggestions. I don't know why I wasn't getting results like that...

The more you look at the word eighth, the weirder it looks...

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Post by catrose » March 27th, 2013, 11:33 am

*cough cough*
catrose wrote:Let's get this party moving with something that adequately fits the weather here right now (though hopefully not the weather in July!)

• The link you copied from the uploader to your file: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/8thanniversary_christmascheer_cd.mp3
• Name of your story: "Eight Brand New Bits" of Christmas Cheer
• Author (birth year - death year): John Kendrick Bangs (1862 – 1922)
• Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg etext url): http://archive.org/details/eightbrandnewbit00bang
• Length in minutes: 1:58

Sorry, I uploaded it twice. Memory of a goldfish :oops:
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Post by RuthieG » March 27th, 2013, 11:45 am

Patience, child. I have four months.

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Post by catrose » March 27th, 2013, 11:46 am

Sorry Ruth :oops:
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Post by MARTIN GEESON » March 27th, 2013, 12:54 pm

I'd be interested in reading a short article placed on Internet Archive by the hitherto disobliging JSTOR:

Chaucer's Eight Years' Sickness (December 1, 1905) -
http://archive.org/details/jstor-2917524

As for PD status, I need advice please, based on their disclaimer:
http://archive.org/stream/jstor-2917524/2917524#page/n0/mode/2up

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Post by TriciaG » March 27th, 2013, 1:07 pm

Hunting...hunting... hunting on the jstor website brings me to the T&C here: http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp#TC2

"Early Journal Content” means JSTOR journal content (as distinct from pamphlets, manuscripts, and monograph or other content) that has been published prior to 1923 in the United States or prior to 1870 if initially published internationally.

JSTOR encourages broad use of the Early Journal Content. Users are free to copy, use, and redistribute the Early Journal Content in part or in whole for non-commercial purposes.

The text is PD automatically; it's just their digitization that is limited to non-commercial use, right? Can we get away with recording from these sources and releasing the recording into the PD?
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Kerner Report on 1967 race riots: LINK
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
The Medici family history: LINK

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Post by RuthieG » March 27th, 2013, 4:01 pm

The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) I have a Dramatic Reading scripted out of this, ready for the next One Act Plays collection. If it would fit with this, I'd have it here instead. If that's too much hassle, it is a pretty good poem for anyone to read anyway! :D
This reminded me - memory like a sieve. eggs4ears asked if he could do that one for the 8th collection, so if you'd not mind, could yours go in the One Act Plays instead, please?

If 8 bits fit in 1:58, they must be very small bits indeed ;).

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Post by Hobbit » March 27th, 2013, 6:44 pm

I would like to contribute Shakespeare's Sonnet VIII.
Between being a full-time college student and working 20+ hours per week, I'm not able to be involved at LV these days, but I remain a loyal fan and look forward to a triumphant return sometime in the (probably distant) future.

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Post by RuthieG » March 28th, 2013, 4:17 am

TriciaG wrote:The text is PD automatically; it's just their digitization that is limited to non-commercial use, right? Can we get away with recording from these sources and releasing the recording into the PD?
This is a 'sweat of the brow' thing, isn't it? That article appears to be a facsimile of the original journal, and as it was "published prior to 1923 in the United States" as they say, then I don't see how they can impose conditions on its use. Go ahead, Martin! I've put it in the MW.

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