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Post by Sue Anderson » April 20th, 2018, 12:09 pm

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 056

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

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-056-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 recipe from a public domain cookbook! Your nonfiction recording can be on any topic. Some suggestions for source material can be found here.

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 stay with works that run less than 60 minutes. You may read up to 3 selections per volume. 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 or 32-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 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording. Add about 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording.


2. EDIT and SAVE your file:
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  • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kbs using the following format for the file name:

    snf056_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3
  • Please keep the file name short. It isn't necessary to put the whole title in the file name - just a word or two. Please omit "a," "the," etc. from the title. Do not put spaces between words. Keep everything lower case. Even your initials should be lower case. The only underscores should be the separations between the snf volume, title, author's name, and your initials. There are only 4 underscores in a title!


3. UPLOAD 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
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4. POST the following information in this thread:

  • Title of the work.
  • Author of the work.
  • The link to your file you copied from the uploader.
  • A URL link to the source from which you read (etext URL). NOTE: If posting from Gutenberg, please provide the link to the download page, e.g. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/# (where # is the Gutenberg 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 in the LibriVox catalog, and, if you have a web page and want it linked to your name in the catalog, the URL of the web page.


5. PROOF LISTENING AND 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, 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 » April 20th, 2018, 12:10 pm

Welcome to the 56th 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.

Hathi Trust and Archive.org are good resources:

https://archive.org/
https://www.hathitrust.org/

The Online Books Page has over 2 million PD listings! It was suggested by Soupy (Craig), our Dedicated Proof Listener.
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/lists.html

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is a great source for natural history. It was suggested by LibriVoxer MillionMoments. http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/

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Post by HZFerr » April 22nd, 2018, 4:27 pm

Hi Jo and Craig,

I am submitting:
Letter by An American officer by Anonymous (N. Y. Times, August, 1918)
Text: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Armistice_Day/War
Duration:1:56
URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf056_letterby_anonymous_hzf_128kb.mp3

TYIA for any corrections or suggestions.
Helen

"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by Sue Anderson » April 22nd, 2018, 7:09 pm

HZFerr wrote:
April 22nd, 2018, 4:27 pm
Hi Jo and Craig,

I am submitting:
Letter by An American officer by Anonymous (N. Y. Times, August, 1918)
Text: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Armistice_Day/War
Duration:1:56
URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf056_letterby_anonymous_hzf_128kb.mp3

TYIA for any corrections or suggestions.
Hi Helen, Thank you for starting off Vol. 56 with this powerful letter of commitment to the better good! :)

Regards,

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Post by soupy » April 22nd, 2018, 7:33 pm

Thanks Helen. The Letter is PLOK :thumbs:

I wonder if he wrote it to the NYT or to someone else.

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Post by soupy » April 23rd, 2018, 8:47 am

Here's a little psychology from the 1600s.

Un-man Not Thyself By Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682)

http://www.bartleby.com/209/374.html

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf056_unmannot_browne_cc_128kb.mp3

6:38

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Post by Sue Anderson » April 23rd, 2018, 11:28 am

soupy wrote:
April 23rd, 2018, 8:47 am
Here's a little psychology from the 1600s.

Un-man Not Thyself By Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682)

6:38

Craig
Hi Craig, I loved the title "Un-Man Not Thyself!" A fascinating piece... I thoroughly enjoyed this recording and following along with Browne's idiosyncratic way of expressing himself. :) [from Wikipedia: "Browne has 775 entries in the Oxford English Dictionary of first usage of a word..." and, quoting Samuel Johnson's opinion of Browne "in defense of his uncommon words and expressions, we must consider that he had uncommon sentiments..."]

There are just three places where I think what you say deviates from what I think Browne meant to say. Here they are:

2:45 "magnality" You said "malignity," which would be counter to Browne's meaning, when he writes "Fill thy spirit with spirituals, with the mysteries of faith, the magnalities of religion, and thy life with the honour of God..."

4:39.5 "areopagy" You reversed the "p" and "g" sounds in this word, so that it sounds as if you are saying "areogapy." From the context of the word, I think Browne is refering to the Greek word Areopagus : "Conscience only, that can see without light, sits in the areopagy and dark tribunal of our hearts..."

6:09 "beatifical vision" Your pronunciation sounds like "bu-ti-fical," like you are deriving from the word "beauty" instead of from "beatitude.""...how unto our glorified eyes the beatifical vision will be celebrated, another world must tell us..."

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Availle should enjoy Browne's term for microscope: "intellectual tube!"

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Post by soupy » April 23rd, 2018, 1:01 pm

Corrected copy

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf056_unmannot_browne_cc_128kb.mp3

6:40

Thanks for catching those Sue :D

There were quite a few words I was unfamiliar with.

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Post by Sue Anderson » April 23rd, 2018, 1:11 pm

Hi Craig,
Unfamiliar words; you said it; it was ditto for me here! I have the 2 volume Shorter Oxford English Dictionary and a couple of the words weren't even in there. I suppose they're in the complete OED, however.

PL OK now. :)

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Post by VfkaBT » April 24th, 2018, 6:48 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf056_experimentwiththecat_fabre_mp_128kb.mp3
4.15
The Experiment with the Cat, by Jean-Henri Fabre, 1823-1915, from The Storybook of Science
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56795

Nifty series of kid-friendly science experiments and basic knowledge. This is not a cruel experiment, just annoying to kitty, as any other cat-owner knows. ;)
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Post by Sue Anderson » April 24th, 2018, 9:15 am

Hi BT, Thanks for contributing to Vol. 56! :) Your cat story reminded me of what my father used to do to demonstrate static electricity to us kids. He would blow up a balloon and rub it on his wool pants leg and then stick the balloon up on the ceiling where it would cling for a while.

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Post by VfkaBT » April 24th, 2018, 1:26 pm

Coffee, Meggs, and Ilk, by Robert Benchley 1889-1945, from Of All Things
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf056_coffeemeggsilk_benchley_mp_128kb.mp3
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37660
9.52

I think he may have filmed this one as a short back in the 30's or early 40's.
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Post by soupy » April 24th, 2018, 2:10 pm

The experiment with the cat is PLOK :thumbs:

Thanks

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Post by Sue Anderson » April 24th, 2018, 2:40 pm

VfkaBT wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Coffee, Meggs, and Ilk, by Robert Benchley 1889-1945, from Of All Things

I think he may have filmed this one as a short back in the 30's or early 40's.
Hi again BT,

"...When I am confronted, in the flesh, by the "close up" of a workingman with any vestige of authority, however small, I immediately lose my perspective—and also my poise. I become servile, almost cringing. I feel that my modest demands on his time may, unless tactfully presented, be offensive to him and result in something, I haven't been able to analyze just what, perhaps public humiliation." Well put by Benchley! :)

Here I am reminded of what happened between me and my heating repair man a couple of weeks ago. He comes storming out of the dark den of twisted pipes and dripping valves that contains the boiler in my 1950's house, a place familiar to him from long tending, and he announces to me "I hate your furnace room!" Believe me, at that moment, I tried hard to humble myself and praise his expertise.

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Post by soupy » April 24th, 2018, 3:25 pm

Coffee, Meggs, and Ilk is PLOK :thumbs:

Thanks VfkaBT :D

I also have trouble interrupting in the order line.


Sue I get the message below quite a bit when pling.

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