[Complete] Aesop for Children by Aesop - mb

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Post by jillebean » April 18th, 2013, 10:18 pm

The Aesop for Children by Aesop (620 BCE - 563 BCE) .
A collection of Aesop's fables for children from the classic American book illustrated by Milo Winter. Read along and see the illustrations at: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19994. (Summary by Jill Engle)
  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.
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  3. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. 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 two months, 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.
    Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19994
  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.


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    Keywords that describe the book:
    fables; Aesop; moral; animals; oral tradition
  6. 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
  7. 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 Aesop for Children. - 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:
      " The Aesop for Children , by Aesop ."
    • As you read each fable in the section, state the title of the fable.
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of Section [number]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Aesop for Children , by Aesop . "
    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!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
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    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    aesopforchildren_##_aesop.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. aesopforchildren_01_aesop.mp3)

    ID3 V2 tags
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    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] (note: please copy complete Title from Magic Window)
    Artist: Aesop
    Album: The Aesop for Children

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

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    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
Last edited by jillebean on August 25th, 2013, 2:41 pm, edited 12 times in total.

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Post by WoollyBee » April 19th, 2013, 3:32 am

Do you need a DPL? I'd LOVE to do it! :thumbs:

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Post by jillebean » April 19th, 2013, 9:22 am

SarahParshall wrote:Do you need a DPL? I'd LOVE to do it! :thumbs:
That would be lovely, thank you Sarah. I would imagine you'll be added to the MW when there is one and when we have a MC. ;) Stay tuned.

Jill

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Post by hallejk » April 19th, 2013, 12:36 pm

Hi Jill!
I'll for sure read couple sections once you've got an MC! Super excited!
Halle

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Post by jillebean » April 19th, 2013, 1:17 pm

hallejk wrote:Hi Jill!
I'll for sure read couple sections once you've got an MC! Super excited!
Halle
Hi Halle.

That would be great. Keep an eye on this post and let me know what you'd like to sign up for once I have the Magic Window ready. Thanks!

Jill

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Post by annise » April 19th, 2013, 3:45 pm

Hi
I'm not a passing MC - but have you really thought how small each section will be ? I had a swift look at the versions already in the catalogue and they have grouped the stories .
It is your decision to make however :D

Anne

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Post by jillebean » April 19th, 2013, 4:14 pm

annise wrote:Hi
I'm not a passing MC - but have you really thought how small each section will be ? I had a swift look at the versions already in the catalogue and they have grouped the stories .
It is your decision to make however :D

Anne
Hi Anne.

Thanks for your thoughts and guidance. I have been debating that very matter myself. I looked at a few of the other versions already in the catalog and found some that had pretty short entries (http://librivox.org/aesops-fables-volume-1-fables-1-25/) so that made me feel more comfortable in deciding to do it individually. I could be persuaded otherwise, however, as I have gone back and forth on this. I also did think that if someone was looking to read a specific fable it would be easier to pinpoint what they want if they are done separately and I'm guessing that cataloging would be easier if each fable was distinct. That being said it's hard to know the best route. So, yes, I have given it quite a bunch of thought but will think about it some more before the final decision is made and we start recording. Thanks, again.

Jill :D

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Post by katalinawatt » April 19th, 2013, 4:40 pm

Hi,

I'd love to read for this once it's up and running.

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Post by jillebean » April 19th, 2013, 7:04 pm

katalinawatt wrote:Hi,

I'd love to read for this once it's up and running.

Kat :)
Sounds great! Thanks Kat.

Jill

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Post by WoollyBee » April 20th, 2013, 2:30 am

jillebean wrote:
SarahParshall wrote:Do you need a DPL? I'd LOVE to do it! :thumbs:
That would be lovely, thank you Sarah. I would imagine you'll be added to the MW when there is one and when we have a MC. ;) Stay tuned.

Jill
Great, thank you. I'll be watching! :)

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Post by TriciaG » April 20th, 2013, 6:13 am

146 sections? :shock: That's a nightmare for an MC. It's better for the MC if the BC groups them. Either that, or split the project like in that one you linked to - do 25 at a time.
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Post by jillebean » April 20th, 2013, 5:36 pm

Ok, ok... I don't want to be the cause of any nightmares. :wink: I did have an alternate plan for combining them so I will implement that and revise my proposal above. Thanks for the input!

Jill :)

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Post by jillebean » April 20th, 2013, 5:44 pm

So, if multiple fables are being read in one section, how do you have the reader do the intro at the beginning of the section? Can they just list the title of each fable as they read through each of them or do all the titles need to be stated at in the intro to that section?

Jill

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Post by TriciaG » April 20th, 2013, 6:03 pm

The intro at the beginning and end of the section would be the same as normal: "Section [#] of Aesop for children..." and "End of section [#]." The reader would then say the title of the individual fables right before reading the fable itself.
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Post by jillebean » April 20th, 2013, 6:18 pm

Great, I will update the intro section above to give those instructions. Thanks, again!
Jill

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