Well my first go at this, so hope this goes ok I've been trying to find PD versions of Anansi tales for a while now. I don't think that this has been done already?
West African Folk Tales by William H. Barker
It'd be great if we could get this cataloged for March Madness, so if I could have all the files in by March 24th then that would be fantastic!
We're going to use the shortened Librivox disclaimer, those sections that have already been recorded can stay as is, but for those which have yet to be recorded could you please use the shorted Librivox disclaimer, the text for which can be found below the magic window.
- 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.
- New to recording?
Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
- Is there a deadline?
Target completion date of this project: March 2007 – but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. 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.
- Where do I find the text?
Gutenberg e-text: http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=barker&book=folktales&story=_contents
- Summary: A collection of folk tales mostly centred around Anansi. In West African lore Anansi is known as a trickster god, and is often depicted as either a spider, a human or a combination of both. Thus many of the stories are attempts by Anansi to trick others for his own gain. Other stories are about why certain animals act in certain ways. (Summary by Lizzie Driver)
- Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
(BC admin link)
- BEFORE recording:
Please check the Recording Notes:
Set your recording software to:
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
- DURING recording:
Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
- "[Chapter] From West African Folk Tales by William H. Barker, read for LibriVox.org by [your name] "
- At the end of the section, say:
“End of [Chapter]. This recording is in the public domain."
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 West African Folk Tales, by William H. Barker."
Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
- AFTER recording:
Save files as
128 kbps MP3
westafricanfolktales_##_barker.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (westafricanfolktales_01_barker.mp3)
ID3 V2 tags
(To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/WhatIsID3)
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: ## Title
Artist: William H. Barker
Album: West African Folk Tales
Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
Transfer of files (completed recordings)
Files can either be posted here in the forum (link to your webspace) or emailed via http://yousendit.com to: dragonmystery @ hotmail.com (if you use yousendit, it's helpful if you'll post the resulting link in this thread)
I'll need the following information from you when you submit a recording:
- your name/pseudonym as you want to appear in the LibriVox catalog, and your website URL if you like. These are only necessary if this is your first LibriVox recording.
- the file size of your .mp3 file.
Please post below or PM me.