[COMPLETE] Among the Pond People by Clara D. Pierson - kd

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Post by jillebean » June 16th, 2013, 6:39 pm

Among the Pond People by Clara Dillingham Pierson (1868 - 1952) .
Lovely book for children written by teacher and naturalist Clara Dillingham Pierson. This book in the "Among the People" series explores the animal inhabitants of a pond. The beautiful writing brings the pond creatures into being in the reader's imagination and allows them a glimpse of the mysterious lives being carried out above and below the water's surface. (Summary by Jill Engle)
This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/among-the-pond-people-by-clara-dillingham-pierson/

Volunteers outside the USA: Clara Dillingham Pierson died in 1952. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955).
  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/35002
  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!

    This project has a Dedicated Proof Listener who will listen to all files: WoollyBee (aka Sarah).

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    BC Admin
    Genres for the project:
    animals, children, fiction, nature, short-stories

    Keywords that describe the book:
    pond; animals; reptiles; amphibians; birds; insects; crustaceans; mammals; fish; children; habitat
  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)
    • "Chapter [number] of Among the Pond People. - 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:
      " Among the Pond People , by Clara Dillingham Pierson . [Chapter title]"

    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of Chapter [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 Among the Pond People , by Clara Dillingham Pierson . "

    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
    amongthepondpeople_##_pierson_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. amongthepondpeople_01_pierson_128kb.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: Clara Dillingham Pierson
    Album: Among the Pond People

    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: kd - KiltedDragon
    • 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. :)

Jill
Last edited by jillebean on July 28th, 2013, 12:09 pm, edited 5 times in total.

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Post by WoollyBee » June 18th, 2013, 5:07 am

Need a DPL? :D

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Post by jillebean » June 18th, 2013, 2:47 pm

WoollyBee wrote:Need a DPL? :D
Why yes, I do happen to need a DPL. Are you offering?? ;)

Jill

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Post by WoollyBee » June 18th, 2013, 5:46 pm

Yes! Thanks, Jill. :D

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Post by jillebean » June 18th, 2013, 8:26 pm

WoollyBee wrote:Yes! Thanks, Jill. :D
Sounds good. Thanks much!

Jill

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Post by KiltedDragon » June 19th, 2013, 7:18 am

All set to go. :)
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Darn stuff! I have books to read!

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Post by WoollyBee » June 19th, 2013, 7:46 am

Yippee! Thank you very much, Barry! You're such a great help on so many projects! :D

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Post by jillebean » June 19th, 2013, 8:53 am

Thanks Barry! I'll get right to work on the MW.

Jill

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Post by WoollyBee » June 19th, 2013, 8:57 am

Haha, I've got to stop reloading the page every five seconds... I've been watching you work on the MW, Jill. :roll:

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Post by jillebean » June 19th, 2013, 9:45 am

All right, I believe we are good to go whenever you want to move us over to Readers Wanted, Barry. And thanks!

Jill

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Post by tekksavvy318 » June 20th, 2013, 9:58 pm

May I claim section 7?
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Post by jillebean » June 20th, 2013, 10:55 pm

tekksavvy318 wrote:May I claim section 7?
Yep! It's all yours. :)

Jill

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Post by tekksavvy318 » June 23rd, 2013, 11:33 am

jillebean wrote:
tekksavvy318 wrote:May I claim section 7?
Yep! It's all yours. :)

Jill
Here it is:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kd/amongthepondpeople_07_pierson.mp3
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Post by jillebean » June 23rd, 2013, 7:28 pm

Thanks! I noticed that the Checker program finds a lot of background noise in this file. Sarah, when you PL, will you see what you think and let tekksavvy know if it needs to be noise removal'ed?

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Post by WoollyBee » June 25th, 2013, 6:52 pm

Sarah, when you PL, will you see what you think and let tekksavvy know if it needs to be noise removal'ed?
I missed that post :oops:

Yes, I will check the file as soon as I get home on July 1. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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