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Post by Sue Anderson » September 25th, 2014, 8:02 pm

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 036

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-036-by-various


This collection is dedicated to recordings of short nonfiction works in English which are in the Public Domain (generally meaning that they were published prior to 1923). Nonfiction includes essays and speeches; letters and diaries; biography and history; film, book and music reviews; descriptions of travel, politics and sports; instructional manuals, even a favorite cookie recipe from a public domain cookbook! Your nonfiction recording can be on any topic. Some suggestions for source material can be found here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Short_Nonfiction_Suggestions


Please select and record any short nonfiction piece in the public domain. For clarification of what it means for a work to be "in the public domain," please see this section of the LibriVox Wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Copyright_and_Public_Domain. Try to stick to works that run less than 60 minutes. 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, just start recording. Multiple versions are always welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)

After 15-20 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

Basic Recording Guide: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording

1. RECORD
  • Be sure to set your recording software to: 44100Hz, 16-bit
  • At the BEGINNING Say: "[Title of Work], by [Author Name]" "This is a Librivox recording. 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 no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording. Add 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds if longer than 30 minutes.
2. EDIT and SAVE your file:
  • Need noise-cleaning?Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear distracting background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit. The free beta version 1.3.x of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide. Note: Noisecleaning with other versions of Audacity is not recommended.

  • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kpbs using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
  • File Name: (all lower case. Please omit a, the, etc from title): snf036_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3
  • ID3 Tags:
    • • Title/Name: [Title]
      • Artist: [Author Name]
      • Album: LibriVox Nonfiction Collection Vol. 036
3. SUBMIT your recording:

Please upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader: http://librivox.org/login/uploader. When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please copy and post to the current nonfiction thread. If you don't post the fact that you've uploaded your recording, the nonfiction book coordinator won't know that you did it!
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To upload, you'll need to select the MC, which for the Short Nonfiction Collection is: knotyouraveragejo.
*If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

4. POST the following information in this thread:
  • • The link you copied from the uploader to your file
    • Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg or other etext url. NOTE: If posting a Gutenberg link please provide the link to the download page, e.g. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/# where # is the PG project number for the book.)
    • Length in minutes.
    • If this is your first Librivox recording, We will also need your name as you would like it to appear on the catalog page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalog page.

Want to see if what you plan to record has been done already?
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?
Search by keywords in the Catalog Search
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/
But don't let this stop you from recording your own version!

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Post by Sue Anderson » September 25th, 2014, 8:04 pm

Welcome to the 36th volume of the Short Nonfiction Collection. This is a place to share a special interest by recording a short work of public domain nonfiction. If you haven't something already in mind that you'd like to record, there are many bookshelves at Gutenberg.org filled with public domain nonfiction to explore http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Bookshelf. The bookshelves for Countries, Education, Fine Arts, History, Music, Periodicals, and Technology are some places to start.

The Nonfiction Collection also has a Wiki page with recording suggestions you might enjoy: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Short_Nonfiction_Suggestions.

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Post by Availle » September 26th, 2014, 6:45 am

First - and straight from the horse's mouth :wink:

On a New Kind of Rays
by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen
https://archive.org/details/jstor-1623595
23:21
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf036_newkindrays_roentgen_ava_128kb.mp3
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Post by Sue Anderson » September 26th, 2014, 9:08 am

Availle wrote:First - and straight from the horse's mouth :wink:

On a New Kind of Rays
by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen
https://archive.org/details/jstor-1623595
23:21
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf036_newkindrays_roentgen_ava_128kb.mp3
Way to go, Availle! :clap: A nice choice.

There's a sentence, early on in Roentgen's account which struck me . . . philosophically, I guess. "It is readily shown that all bodies possess this same transparency, but in very varying degrees." I suppose I've always thought of x-rays as penetrating our "solid" bodies, one's sprained ankle or whatever, but of course, from a different perspective, we are transparent . . . (?)
Regards,

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Post by Availle » September 26th, 2014, 9:35 am

Of course - point of view is everything, really :wink:
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Post by glennobrien » September 27th, 2014, 4:58 am


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Post by Sue Anderson » September 27th, 2014, 8:57 am

Thanks, Glenn, for your contribution to Volume 36. You've highlighted a most interesting figure in Australian sports and international swimming history and also an ongoing issue in sports today--where to draw the line between amateur and pro. :)

I was not familiar with Beaurepaire (Sir Francis Joseph Edmund Beaurepaire) but after reading about him in Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Beaurepaire), I can see that your reading touches on a crucial moment in his career. After winning a medal in the 1908 Olympics, Beaurepaire took a job as a school physical education instructor, and was subsequently barred from competing as an amateur--forcing him to sit out the 1912 Olympics.

It's always enjoyable for me, as book coordinator of the nonfiction collection, to learn something new!

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Post by HughGil » September 27th, 2014, 3:01 pm

Availle wrote:First - and straight from the horse's mouth :wink:

On a New Kind of Rays
by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen
https://archive.org/details/jstor-1623595
23:21
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf036_newkindrays_roentgen_ava_128kb.mp3
Hi Availle,

PL is okay. :)

Hugh
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Post by HughGil » September 27th, 2014, 3:02 pm

Hi Glenn,

PL is okay. :)

Hugh
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Post by Sue Anderson » September 27th, 2014, 4:04 pm

Thanks for the PLing, Hugh. :)

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Post by Sue Anderson » October 9th, 2014, 8:54 am

glennobrien wrote:Bill Clinton's apology to the Nation regarding the Lewinsky affair
by William Jefferson Clinton
Hi Glenn, Thanks for your contribution.

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Post by HughGil » October 12th, 2014, 5:48 am


Hi Glenn,

PL is okay. :thumbs:
"the story seems to take forever to go anywhere - and I know where it is going." - m8b1 2012

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Post by LukeSartor » October 14th, 2014, 1:57 pm

A Way of Life by Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919).
https://archive.org/details/awayoflifeanaddr00osleuoft

I'll be uploading the file within one week! Just wanted to find out if it would be okay to do this whole recording in one file (~35mins).

Best regards,
Luke

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Post by Sue Anderson » October 14th, 2014, 3:31 pm

LukeSartor wrote:A Way of Life by Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919).
https://archive.org/details/awayoflifeanaddr00osleuoft

I'll be uploading the file within one week! Just wanted to find out if it would be okay to do this whole recording in one file (~35mins).

Best regards,
Luke

Hi Luke, We would welcome your reading of "A Way of Life" for the Nonfiction Collection!

I took a look at the text. It would probably take me more than 35 minutes to read it all, but up to 74 minutes can fit in a single file. If you need more time than that, you could divide at the end of one of Osler's sections. I also saw your post mentioning your interest in reading some other selections from Osler, so I'll mention that Rachel Gatwood read Aequanimitas for Vol. 30 of the nonfiction collection (https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-030-by-various/). We, of course, don't mind more than one version of a text, but since no one has read "A Way of Life" yet, that seems like an excellent choice since it would open up more of Osler's thought to listeners.

Looking forward to your recording,

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