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Post by Sue Anderson » May 11th, 2016, 4:24 am

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 044

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

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-044-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 latest version of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide. Note: Noisecleaning with old 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): snf044_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3

  • ID3 Tags: (NOTE: ID3 tags are now optional - they are added automatically during cataloging)
    • • Title/Name: [Title]
      • Artist: [Author Name]
      • Album: LibriVox Nonfiction Collection Vol. 044
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!

5. DEADLINE FOR EDITS on recordings you have submitted:
We ask that you complete any editing requested by the Dedicated Proof Listener within two weeks of the request, or, if you need more time than this, that you post in this thread to request an extension. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen. Extensions are, however, at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. To be fair to the other readers, sections which cannot be edited in a timely manner will be deleted from the current volume of the Nonfiction Collection, but they can always be included in a future volume when the edits are complete.

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 11th, 2016, 4:25 am

Welcome to the 44th 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.

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Post by david wales » May 12th, 2016, 10:03 am

May I offer:

Wounded Knee: An Oglalla Sioux First-Person Account, by Rex E. Beach.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf044_woundedknee_beach_dw_128kb.mp3

duration 30.45

Appleton’s Booklover’s Magazine 1906 vol 7 pages 731-737

https://books.google.com/books?id=Jz09AAAAYAAJ&pg=PR9&lpg=PR9&dq=Appleton%27s+Booklovers+Magazine+in+1906&source=bl&ots=f7yzxgtm6p&sig=eK6pDw1BgKw2o0CCkGrpr3bsKvE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9vo_w2qnMAhWLKiYKHXCECUwQ6AEIQzAH#v=onepage&q=Appleton's%20Booklovers%20Magazine%20in%201906&f=false

Vol 7 is not in projectgutenberg; the copies of 7 at internet archive were copied cutting off the page numbers, thus rendering them useless because of the difficulty of finding specific page. So I used the google version.
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Post by david wales » May 12th, 2016, 10:11 am

oooops, forgot to ask:

When this is indexed, is it possible to index a term Dewy Beard, who is the narrator?
Peace, David

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 12th, 2016, 4:21 pm

david wales wrote:May I offer:

Wounded Knee: An Oglalla Sioux First-Person Account, by Rex E. Beach.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf044_woundedknee_beach_dw_128kb.mp3

duration 30.45

Appleton’s Booklover’s Magazine 1906 vol 7 pages 731-737

https://books.google.com/books?id=Jz09AAAAYAAJ&pg=PR9&lpg=PR9&dq=Appleton%27s+Booklovers+Magazine+in+1906&source=bl&ots=f7yzxgtm6p&sig=eK6pDw1BgKw2o0CCkGrpr3bsKvE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9vo_w2qnMAhWLKiYKHXCECUwQ6AEIQzAH#v=onepage&q=Appleton's%20Booklovers%20Magazine%20in%201906&f=false

Vol 7 is not in projectgutenberg; the copies of 7 at internet archive were copied cutting off the page numbers, thus rendering them useless because of the difficulty of finding specific page. So I used the google version.
Hello David, Thanks for getting volume 44 off to such a good start! :) I finally was able to locate your source thru Google books and it looks most interesting. (Cutting off page numbers . . . as bad as underlining text; why are people so thoughtless . . .). Yes, I think the narrator, Dewey Beard (1858-1955) should be in the catalog. He has a page on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewey_Beard. Simplest thing, I think, is to put his name in the title so it will come up on searches.

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Post by david wales » May 12th, 2016, 9:31 pm

Looks good to me. Thanks.
Peace, David

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Post by Lynnet » May 13th, 2016, 2:21 am

Here is a juicy contribution:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf044_augustatabor_bancroft_lt_128kb.mp3
33:24
Augusta Tabor: Her Side of the Scandal by Caroline Bancroft
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50934

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 13th, 2016, 5:21 am

Lynnet wrote:Here is a juicy contribution:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf044_augustatabor_bancroft_lt_128kb.mp3
33:24
Augusta Tabor: Her Side of the Scandal by Caroline Bancroft
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50934
Hi Lynnet, Thanks so much for contributing to volume 44! :) I've got one question about the Gutenberg file before I enter it. I see it has a copyright date of 1955, renewed 1968. I know some Gutenberg files do have restrictions on what can be done with them (1.E.3. etc.) Can you clarify for me what the status of this particular publication is with regard to recording and distributing into the public domain. Thank you very much,
Sue

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Post by Lynnet » May 13th, 2016, 6:11 am

Sue Anderson wrote:
Lynnet wrote:Here is a juicy contribution:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf044_augustatabor_bancroft_lt_128kb.mp3
33:24
Augusta Tabor: Her Side of the Scandal by Caroline Bancroft
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50934
Hi Lynnet, Thanks so much for contributing to volume 44! :) I've got one question about the Gutenberg file before I enter it. I see it has a copyright date of 1955, renewed 1968. I know some Gutenberg files do have restrictions on what can be done with them (1.E.3. etc.) Can you clarify for me what the status of this particular publication is with regard to recording and distributing into the public domain. Thank you very much,
Sue
I wondered about that, too and looked into it. It can be used as is, but not adapted into drama, tv, movie script etc. If you're not comfortable using it, that's fine.

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Post by soupy » May 13th, 2016, 2:37 pm

Wounded Knee: An Oglalla Sioux First-Person Account, by Rex E. Beach is PLOK David. Thanks.

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 13th, 2016, 3:48 pm

Lynnet wrote:
Sue Anderson wrote:
Lynnet wrote:Here is a juicy contribution:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf044_augustatabor_bancroft_lt_128kb.mp3
33:24
Augusta Tabor: Her Side of the Scandal by Caroline Bancroft
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50934
Hi Lynnet, Thanks so much for contributing to volume 44! :) I've got one question about the Gutenberg file before I enter it. I see it has a copyright date of 1955, renewed 1968. I know some Gutenberg files do have restrictions on what can be done with them (1.E.3. etc.) Can you clarify for me what the status of this particular publication is with regard to recording and distributing into the public domain. Thank you very much,
Sue
I wondered about that, too and looked into it. It can be used as is, but not adapted into drama, tv, movie script etc. If you're not comfortable using it, that's fine.
Lynett, I'll accept your due diligence.

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Post by soupy » May 13th, 2016, 4:43 pm

Augusta Tabor: Her Side of the Scandal by Caroline Bancroft was an exciting story of love and love and unhappy love. Thanks Lynnet.

I only found two errors. The second might be nothing. You can decide.

9:05 Reads “On January 31, 1857, we were married in the room where we first met,” Augusta recalled. For we you read they.

21:50 reads - If we had only had the money that is in that carriage when we began life.” I heard If we had only had the money that is in that carriage when we began lunch.” I may be mistaken – change it if you think you should.

Craig
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Post by Lynnet » May 16th, 2016, 7:14 am

soupy wrote:Augusta Tabor: Her Side of the Scandal by Caroline Bancroft was an exciting story of love and love and unhappy love. Thanks Lynnet.

I only found two errors. The second might be nothing. You can decide.

9:05 Reads “On January 31, 1857, we were married in the room where we first met,” Augusta recalled. For we you read they.

21:50 reads - If we had only had the money that is in that carriage when we began life.” I heard If we had only had the money that is in that carriage when we began lunch.” I may be mistaken – change it if you think you should.

Craig
Corrections made and re-uploaded.
Yes, it sounds as if Augusta gave her all, only to be cast aside for a 'blonde'. I couldn't help feeling sorry for her but, of course, we didn't get his side of the story.

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Post by soupy » May 16th, 2016, 10:41 am

Augusta Tabor: Her Side of the Scandal by Caroline Bancroft is :thumbs: PLOK

Thanks Lynnet

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Post by OCTL7 » May 18th, 2016, 6:31 pm

Hi Sue,

May I offer "The Alhambra" by W. Somerset Maugham? It's chapter 23 in his book of travel The Land of the Blessed Virgin: https://archive.org/stream/landblessedvirg00mauggoog#page/n196/mode/2up/search/alhambra

It lasts 13:06 mins and the url of my recording is: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf044_alhambra_maugham_lb_128kb.mp3

This is my first recording and my name is Lilith Branda.

Thanks!
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