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Post by LibriFoxy » February 21st, 2015, 4:01 pm

Hooray for our first section! Thanks, Larry! Is someone available to PL this since it's from our DPL? (I'd offer, but I won't be able to for some days.) I'm working on a section myself about the digestive tract of the rabbit, written by H.G. Wells :) Like you do!

Edit: My husband now assumes that the H.G. stands for "hare guts".

To the MC: I didn't see Rufus Porter in the dropdown menu in the meta edit. Should he be added?
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 21st, 2015, 5:16 pm

Yes. All new authors need to be added to the author list by an MC. I've added Rufus Porter. Just a note about the section metadata. Please do not add the mp3 link in the metadata. That data is entered by the system when the project is cataloged. You do need to paste the link to the source text in the Source field next to the author. As a guide, you can see how I've done this for section 1.
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Post by Veggrower » February 22nd, 2015, 3:35 am

Hi,

I have two recordings nearly ready for submission to this collection. I couldn't see any mention in the top post, though, about adding ID3 tags to MP3 files. Should we be adding them, or just leaving them out? I'm rather puzzled about this, because most projects seem to require them, but others not. I know I've added tags in previous coffee break collections - has there been a change in policy I've missed? Thanks,

Garth

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 22nd, 2015, 8:19 am

Hi Garth,

In the new workflow system, ID3 tags are now automatically added to all the files during cataloging, so readers no longer need to add them. Not all MCs remove the ID3 tag section or add a note in the top posts, but ID3 tags are now optional. If you like to have them on your personal copy, then by all means add them, but it's no longer a requirement for LibriVox. :) The new system uses the information that is entered in the MW and the main project entry in the database to create the tags for us.
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Post by Veggrower » February 22nd, 2015, 9:07 am

Hi Jo, and thanks for your reply - I understand now :). I'll submit these two short recordings in the next day or two.

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Post by LibriFoxy » February 22nd, 2015, 4:49 pm

Thanks for the clarification, Jo! Garth, looking forward to your sections.
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Post by Veggrower » February 23rd, 2015, 12:06 am

Hello again, and here are my two recordings, which I hope are suitable for the collection. They're both taken from the same book, "Plant Life and Plant Uses", by John Gaylord Coulter (1876 - ?), and I suppose come under the headings of Botany and Physics. Although the book was written for boys and girls, I thought the chatty style of writing was interesting.

"Rings in the Wood"
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/coffeebreak011_ringsinthewood_coulter_128kb.mp3
Text: https://archive.org/stream/plantlifeandpla00coulgoog#page/n196/mode/1up

...and the length is 4:58.

"Evaporation"
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/coffeebreak011_evaporation_coulter_128kb.mp3
Text: https://archive.org/stream/plantlifeandpla00coulgoog#page/n134/mode/1up

Length is 6:06

Thanks,
Garth

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Post by silverquill » February 26th, 2015, 10:51 am

Garth,

I've listened to both of your recordings and have put them in the MW and marked them PL OK!
Thanks so much for your contribution.

Rosie,

Hope this is okay. There's something I don't understand about entering the links to the text in the MW, so didn't do that.

All the best,

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Post by Veggrower » February 26th, 2015, 12:37 pm

Thanks, Larry

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Post by LibriFoxy » February 27th, 2015, 10:08 pm

Garth, thanks for your two sections! And Larry, thanks for updating the MW with your PL! Jo, it looks like John Gaylord Coulter will need to be added to the author database.

Larry, though I'm happy to do MW updates, you had asked about the Link to Text section: you can click on one of the above sections and copy the code there, then change the link (the part in quotes) to the Gutenberg link in question. Since you already PLed those sections, I won't do the same for sections 2 and 3, but that's how you do it!

I've recorded and uploaded section 4 with the MW updated, so it's ready for PL!

Thanks everyone!
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Post by silverquill » March 3rd, 2015, 10:13 pm

Hi, Rosie!

Your recording is just fine except for one small missed repeat at:

5:41 and following -- repeat "it also serves to moisten the food"

Great job!

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » March 5th, 2015, 10:04 pm

LibriFoxy wrote: Jo, it looks like John Gaylord Coulter will need to be added to the author database.
Coulter added to the database and metadata updated in the section compiler.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » March 8th, 2015, 11:24 am

Hi LibriFoxy,

Here is my contribution to this collection

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/coffeebreak011_northernlights_scientificamerican_128kb.mp3
8:10
text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/48300/48300-h/48300-h.htm#THE_NORTHERN_LIGHTS

Also in recording this, I realized the intro and outro needed some trimming. Mentioning the name of the collection three times in a 10 minute recording is a bit overkill! (In the other collections, we don't mention the name of the collection at all btw.) Sorry I missed this at the beginning. I've edited it in the top post.
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Post by pyledriver » March 8th, 2015, 9:35 pm

Three items for the collection:

"Chinese Methods of Preserving Eggs" from the Scientific American (2:45)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/8952/8952-h/8952-h.htm#34
File: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/coffeebreak011_chinesemethods_scientificamerican_128kb.mp3

"An Eclipse in Arabia" from the Scientific American (1:55)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27867/27867-h/27867-h.htm#eclipse
File: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/coffeebreak011_eclipseinarabia_scientificamerican_128kb.mp3

"The Speaking Telegraph" from the Scientific American (4:47)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19406/19406-h/19406-h.htm#art63
File: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/coffeebreak011_speakingtelegraph_scientificamerican_128kb.mp3

Hope the first two aren't too short. This is my first coffeebreak contribution :)

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Post by LibriFoxy » March 9th, 2015, 8:23 pm

Thank you to Jo and Pyledriver for our next sections!! I really appreciate it! The MW has been updated and they're ready for PL. Jo, all 4 of these sections are Scientific American and I had trouble finding the author credits for each individual article. What would be the best way to list the authors for these?

And I agree with the intro and outro. The Coffee Break collection has been like this since the beginning, I believe, and I figured it was standard form for the mixed collections, but it is a bit long since they're all shorter. Makes a ton of sense. Thanks for changing the first post!
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