COMPLETE Just Sixteen by Susan Coolidge -ck

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Post by Loveday » May 29th, 2013, 2:10 pm

Just Sixteen, by Susan Coolidge (1835 - 1905) .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/just-sixteen-by-susan-coolidge/
A collection of short stories from the author of the What Katy Did series, for an audience ranging from younger to older children - and enjoyable for adults too! They vary in style - fairy tales, humorous sketches, stories of everyday life, romances, children's scrapes and practical advice - and include the Christmas story "The Pink Sweetmeat". (Summary by Loveday)
  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.
  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 1-2 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/41641
  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.


    Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard

    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

    Magic Window:



    BC Admin Keywords that describe the book:
    short stories; girls;
  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 Just Sixteen. - 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:
      "Just Sixteen, by Susan Coolidge. [Name of story]"

    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Name of story]"
    • 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 Just Sixteen, by Susan Coolidge. "

    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?
    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
    justsixteen_##_coolidge.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. justsixteen_01_coolidge.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: Susan Coolidge
    Album: Just Sixteen

    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:
      http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: ck - Carolin
    • 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 Loveday on August 26th, 2013, 10:28 am, edited 4 times in total.

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Post by Carolin » May 30th, 2013, 1:19 am

i can set this up for you. just a minute...
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Post by Carolin » May 30th, 2013, 1:25 am

all done! :)

let me know if you can get into the magic window, and yell if you need anything else!
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Post by Loveday » May 30th, 2013, 1:54 am

Thank you very much, that's very kind :9:

I just checked, and I can get into the MW absolutely fine, many thanks. I've got everything in a spreadsheet, so I'll fill it in just as soon as I can get some computer time today :D


ETA: all filled out and ready! Readers welcome, as is anyone who fancies DPLing :thumbs:
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Post by fiddlesticks » May 30th, 2013, 9:23 am

I would love to DPL :D
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Post by silverquill » May 30th, 2013, 9:27 am

Hi! Looks like a fun little book. I'd be happy to be a DPL.
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Post by Loveday » May 30th, 2013, 9:59 am

Oo - popularity!

Fiddlesticks, I look forward to working with you on this book :) Carolin, could you possibly put Fiddlesticks in as DPL?

Silverquill (lovely username btw!) thanks v much for offering, Fiddlesticks was just quicker than you for this one but I'm sure you will find plenty of other books needing a DPL (look for the ones with a ~ at the front of the thread title).
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Post by Carolin » May 31st, 2013, 12:26 am

dpl added, welcome on board :thumbs:
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Post by skilmer » May 31st, 2013, 6:27 am

I would like to read Section 5.

Thank you,

Sharon :D
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Post by Carolin » May 31st, 2013, 6:57 am

moving us over to readers wanted :)
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Post by Loveday » May 31st, 2013, 7:13 am

skilmer wrote:I would like to read Section 5.

Thank you,

Sharon :D
I'd love you to! You're in the MW :D

Carolin, many thanks for the move :D I do have a question - I'm not sure if I got the first post right. At the moment I've put the intro as "Chapter {number] of Just Sixteen". I've just checked, and there are no chapter numbers in the text - it's just a collection of stories rather than arranged as chapters 1-16.
- Should we pretend there are chapter numbers, that is Chapter 1, Chapter 2 and so on up to 16 according to the order of the stories? (and in the case of the first story, giving it as Chapter 1 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
- Or should it actually be "Section [number] of Just Sixteen" at the beginning of the recording, that is Sections 1-18 according to the MW?

Sorry to ask newbie questions!
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Post by Carolin » May 31st, 2013, 7:45 am

yes, you can edit this part of the first post and change the "chapter" to "section" :)
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Post by Loveday » May 31st, 2013, 7:45 am

Thanks for replying so quickly! I'll do that :)
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Post by hallejk » May 31st, 2013, 7:56 am

What a cute book! I wish I had enough time to read! Maybe once my schedule clears up you'll still have some sections and I can sign up for a few :) It looks like its going to fill up fast though!
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Post by fiddlesticks » May 31st, 2013, 8:03 am

I am sure looking forward to PLing them ?
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