COMPLETE[Biology]Elements of Botany by Asa Gray-ag

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Post by Srirachabanana » February 6th, 2018, 11:16 pm

Section 3 is ready for PL!

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/botany_03_gray_128kb.mp3

length- 27:32

Thanks!
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Post by alg1001 » February 7th, 2018, 8:53 am

Thank you! :D

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Post by silverquill » February 7th, 2018, 11:06 pm

Srirachabanana wrote:
February 6th, 2018, 11:16 pm
Section 3 is ready for PL!

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/botany_03_gray_128kb.mp3

length- 27:32

Thanks!
First, really excellent reading! It was a pleasure to listen to.

One technical note: The volume is too low, coming in at only 84.5dB. The LV target is 89dB with an acceptable range of 86-92dB. So, this will need some amplification to get it nearer the target.

The other potential issue is the handling of the figures and the reference to them. Usually we omit the parenthetical references to figures and illustrations that appear within the text, since these are meaningless to the listener who can't see them. Sometimes they need to be read to make the text flow, but in most of these they could just be omitted. Then, the descriptions or captions for figures, pictures, diagrams, photos, etc. are also usually omitted for the same reaon -- the listener just has no frame of reference for making sense of these

Our BC, Amy, hasn't actually specified how she wants these handled, so I will let her make the call They are quite extensive in this section and you did so well with them, and it would be a job to cut them out Let's see what she says.

Again, really excellent reading. Feel free to take another section. :)

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Post by alg1001 » February 8th, 2018, 10:52 am

Hi,
It is okay if you keep them in there. This isn't rocket science. We can have some variation in how things are read. This text can be challenging in its setup. Srirachabanana, if you want edit any out the captions, please do, but it is okay if you don't. They can be interesting.
Thanks,
Amy

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Post by Srirachabanana » February 11th, 2018, 6:48 pm

Section 3 ready for PL!

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/botany_03_gray_128kb.mp3

length- 27:09

Thanks for the input guys, originally I had put the figures in because some sentences formed around them and I couldn't think how to avoid all of them because of that. So I just kept it consistent figuring it would be easier to delete them than insert them haha. I did take out some that I figured weren't needed and weren't a key element to a sentence. I have figured out how to check my volume so it should be good now!

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Post by alg1001 » February 12th, 2018, 6:50 am

Great! Thanks, Srirachabanana!
-Amy :D

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Post by silverquill » February 12th, 2018, 8:59 am

Yep, that's the issue where illustrations are such an integral part of the text. I'll listen to this again soon. I appreciate your working on this. Love your reading.

I see I haven't signed up for anything. So, you can put me in for The Seed, Section 17. And, if Section 15 becomes an orphan, I can take it as well. (I'm about ready to orphan his section in one of my projects. He is not responding to PMs).

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Post by alg1001 » February 12th, 2018, 6:55 pm

Thank you for your work proof listening, Larry. I put you down for 15 and 17. It looks like Ruben has been awol since mid-December.
Cheers!
Amy :)

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Post by Srirachabanana » February 13th, 2018, 8:14 pm

May I claim sections 18 and 19?
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Post by alg1001 » February 14th, 2018, 6:08 pm

Sure. 18 and 19 are yours.
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Post by laurencetrask » February 20th, 2018, 5:49 pm

Here is section 7...it is 33:00 in length.


https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/botany_07_gray_128kb.mp3


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Post by alg1001 » February 20th, 2018, 6:31 pm

Thank you, Laurence! :)

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Post by silverquill » February 21st, 2018, 9:56 pm

Srirachabanana wrote:
February 6th, 2018, 11:16 pm
Section 3 is ready for PL!

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/botany_03_gray_128kb.mp3

length- 27:32

Thanks!
I'm marking this PL OK now. The volume is still low, but within the acceptable range.
Thanks again for your fine reading. :clap:

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Post by silverquill » February 21st, 2018, 10:01 pm

laurencetrask wrote:
February 20th, 2018, 5:49 pm
Here is section 7...it is 33:00 in length.


https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/botany_07_gray_128kb.mp3


Laurence
I haven't listened to this yet.
The volume level is quite a bit higher than our range. Our target is 89 dB with a range of +- 3 and this comes in at 93.8 dB. When I open it in audacity, the wave form ranges from top to bottom with as much red spiking as normal blue, so there is a lot of distortion in the audio. I'm not a sound engineer, so I'm not sure what to suggest, but at lease the volume needs to come down. See what you can do, then I'll do the full proof.

I love your reading. !!

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Post by Zinkies » February 23rd, 2018, 3:43 am

FYI I'm still with this! This is apparently how I do librivox: get nearly finished with a chapter our two and then have a MAJOR LIFE EVENT! How can I have so many of those and still be sane? I'm not sure I can 🤪. I have some time that looks open on Sunday, might be able to finish final edits.

Just checking in, hi y'all! Great work!

Note: I know there's been much discussion around how to handle the illustrations. I changed the structure and phrasing of some of the sentences to make the meaning come thru without mentioning them, the listener shouldn't notice, but it did require diverging from the text more than a word or two. When I do get them in, PL please let me know if any of it doesn't work, but I think it's tidy. ☺️

Cheers, y'all
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