COMPLETE: An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa M. Alcott CL/kr

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jennette
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Post by jennette » February 25th, 2007, 2:05 pm

Complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/an-old-fashioned-girl-by-lousia-may-alcott/

  1. Full title: An Old-Fashioned Girl
  2. Full name of author(s): Louisa May Alcott
  3. Link to PD text source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2787
  4. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisa_May_Alcott
  5. Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_old-fashioned_girl
  6. Target completion date (an estimate which can be changed): end of May, 2007
  7. Short description (can be a paragraph copied from Wikipedia. If you write this yourself, please be aware that your summary will be in the PD. Please state who wrote the description): abbreviated from Wikipedia: "Polly Milton, a 14-year-old country girl, visits her friend Fanny Shaw and her wealthy family in the city for the first time. Poor Polly is overwhelmed by the splendor at the Shaws' and their urbanized, fashionable lifestyles, fancy clothes and some other habits she considers weird and, mostly, unlikable. However, Polly's warmth, support and kindness eventually win her the hearts of all the family members. Six years later, Polly comes back to the city to become a music teacher."
  8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 19 (chapters)
  9. Does the project have an introduction [y/n]: yes - a preface, which I recorded with ch. 1
  10. Original publication date (if known): serialized in 1869, added to and published in book form in 1870.
  11. Do you have server space to store your files?: No
  12. If you're a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?: Jennette Selig (no URL)
  13. Example of your file names: ofgirl_01_alcott.mp3
  14. Example of your ID3 tags:
    Name: 01 - Preface/Polly Arrives
    Artist: Louisa M. Alcott
    Album: An Old-Fashioned Girl
    Genre: Books&SpokenWord

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I have recorded the preface and first chapter. I intend to try to read 2-3 chapters a week, but estimated my completion date beyond that in case of unforseen circumstances.

Preface and Ch 1 are here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?3nomjcdwh0z

I did have one question in reading the text. In the preface the word [Page] appears and I am not sure whether or not this should be read aloud. I am reading from the Gutenberg text.

I am having to record this on my Mac with GarageBand and an internal mic, so I would love for someone to let me know if the sound quality gets worse or changes radically over the course of the book. I will try to pick quiet nights when the cat isn't snoring!

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Post by kayray » February 25th, 2007, 2:12 pm

Hello again Jennette :)
I'll be your MC. Just give me a minute to get your project entered into the database...
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Post by kayray » February 25th, 2007, 2:36 pm

Okey-doke!

I'd ignore the [Page] business.

We'll try to find you a dedicated proof-listener who'll listen to your files as you upload them, and give you fast feedback about errors or changes in sound quality.

I believe your files will stay safely on mediafire until you're all done -- but just in case they disappear, please keep copies on your own computer as well :)

If any file needs to be edited, please add "FIXED" to the filename, upload the edited version, and replace the link in the Magic Window so that I pick the right files when I catalog the finished book.

And here's how to edit your Magic Window!
Click the little "edit me" link under the left corner and log in with the info I'm about to send you via PM.

Here is a page of instructions:
http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dt724vw_3gtjj3b
but don't be alarmed, all you have to read is:
Marking sections 'Complete'
Adding links for proof-listeners
Adding editing information

Let me know if you hit any snags.

Oh, and if Real Life gets in the way and you have to take a break from recording (it happens to all of us) just pop in here every few weeks and make a post so I know you're still interested in reading. If a couple of months pass with no word from you, I'll move this thread out of the way, but we can always get it back again :)

Happy reading!
Kara
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Post by anna » February 25th, 2007, 2:39 pm

I can do the proof listening, I already started with chapter 1 :D
Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.
Kennis spreekt, wijsheid luistert.

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Post by kayray » February 25th, 2007, 2:40 pm

Hooray!
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Post by anna » February 25th, 2007, 2:59 pm

CHAPTER 1 -OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.
Kennis spreekt, wijsheid luistert.

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Post by jennette » February 25th, 2007, 3:00 pm

Thank you both. I made a start on recording ch. 2 (and will keep all files until the project is done) and will keep you updated.

-- J

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Post by jennette » February 25th, 2007, 6:14 pm

I have finished recording chapter two. I'm listening now to check for glitches, then will upload it and edit the window shortly.

ETA: I'm uploading now. I've done something that lowered the volume of chapter 2 significantly from where it was while I was recording it -- not sure what happened. If it is too quiet I will need help to fix it. And I'll watch out in the next chapter so that I avoid doing it to chapter 3.

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Post by jennette » February 25th, 2007, 8:25 pm

Chapter 3 has been uploaded and added. I'm done reading for the night!

I just noticed that chapters 2 and 3 had a weird default GarageBand ID-3 tag under composer. I've changed that preference for future chapters, but would you like me to re-upload the files with those tags deleted?

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Post by kayray » February 25th, 2007, 8:42 pm

No, don't worry about it -- I'll look over the tags before cataloging and tidy them up :) You're off to a flying start!
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Post by anna » February 26th, 2007, 2:19 am

I'm downloading chapters 2 and 3 :D
Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.
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Post by anna » February 26th, 2007, 5:20 am

CHAPTER 2, is to quiet, I can not hear the reading :(
CHAPTER 3 -OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Volume OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.
Kennis spreekt, wijsheid luistert.

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Post by jennette » February 26th, 2007, 6:17 am

So, how can I make the volume louder in Chapter 2? I can't figure out a way in Garage Band or in iTunes. Do I need to re-record it?

Edited -- I reimported the track into Garage Band, raised all the volume sliders (except the mic one, which I figured would make no difference until I have to re-record), made it into a new mp3, raised the volume slider in the appropriate info tab for the iTunes file, and have uploaded this somewhat louder version. If it's not loud enough I'll need help (or to re-record it) because I'm stumped beyond this. I named it ofgirl_02fixed_alcott.mp, but it might not actually be "fixed." Grrr.

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Post by anna » February 26th, 2007, 7:03 am

I'm downloading now :D
Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.
Kennis spreekt, wijsheid luistert.

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Post by anna » February 26th, 2007, 9:32 am

The fixed chapter 2,

It is better. I give it the OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.
Kennis spreekt, wijsheid luistert.

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