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Post by Sue Anderson » June 7th, 2018, 5:38 pm

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 058

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

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-058-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:
  • Need noise-cleaning? See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
  • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kbs using the following format for the file name:

    snf058_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 » June 7th, 2018, 5:38 pm

Welcome to the 58th 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/

One caveat: if you are considering material from Wikisource, please check with me first, because some of the material on Wikisource does not meet LibriVox criteria for public domain. If you have any doubts about the public domain status of anything you want to read for the collection, please feel free to post the source along with your query in the thread, and I will be glad to help you! Thanks!

Sue (Book Coordinator, Short Nonfiction Collection)

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Post by soupy » June 14th, 2018, 8:40 am

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 14th, 2018, 1:07 pm

Hi Craig, Thanks for starting off volume 58 with selections by and about this interesting and important medieval scholar, Peter Lombard. :) I think it was a good idea on your part to include Rogers' commentary on Lombard, explaining how the Sentences were organized and written at the time.

So far, I've PL'd Rogers. I found only two slips you might want to correct . At 17:08 (p 65), you said "We believe with Peter Abelard," when you obviously meant Peter Lombard. In the next sentence, at 17:15 the text reads "the masters of Paris condemned several propositions" and you said "condensed." Otherwise all ok.

I'll listen to Lombard's Sentences next.

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 14th, 2018, 3:19 pm

soupy wrote:
June 14th, 2018, 8:40 am
It looks like everyone is out enjoying the weather. I'll start us off

Sentences, Book 4 Sacraments (excerpts) by Peter Lombard 1096-1160
40:28

Craig
Hi Craig, I've now listened to the excerpts from Peter Lombard's Sentences that you picked out to read. My intuitive feeling is that you are continuing to explore the theme which you initiated with your reading from Erasmus in Vol. 057, about the way some people value the names of things and others the Things themselves...?

Peter Lombard's Sentences (written in the 12th century) is a difficult read, and over all you did an outstanding job. Considering 40 minutes of reading time, there aren't too many places that need attention. Those I mention are those which I thought affected the meaning in some way. You can look them over and change those you deem important.

page 80
6:42: No one was ever justified by the works of the Law, as says the apostle even if he performed... (You said "but if he")

page 122
19:59: This is the two fold flesh and blood of Christ. (You said "body of Christ")

20:23 My flesh is food indeed (You said "my body")

page 123
21:15: Furthermore that visible form is the sacrament (You said "Therefore")

page 134
23:45: Distinction XI (You said "nine")

page 165
29:37 second line from bottom of page: and the others not omitted (You left out the word "not")

page177
30:57: Wherefore the prophet (You said "Whereas")

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Post by soupy » June 16th, 2018, 8:57 am

Corrected Lombard

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf058_peterlombard_rogers_cc_128kb.mp3

21:04

Craig

That thing (res) in Latin. How can one thing be two completely different things?
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Post by soupy » June 16th, 2018, 10:17 am

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 16th, 2018, 4:18 pm

All PL OK, now, Craig! :)

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Post by silverquill » June 21st, 2018, 7:45 am

I'm not sure I've ever contributed to one of these before, but in light of current events on the Big Island, I thought this might be a timely piece. Pele has been active for a long time, but I wouldn't recommend a trip like this right now :shock:


Ascent of Kilauea
Anna Brassey
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf058_kilauea_brassey_lcw_128kb.mp3
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7283
6:50

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 21st, 2018, 8:25 am

silverquill wrote:
June 21st, 2018, 7:45 am
I'm not sure I've ever contributed to one of these before, but in light of current events on the Big Island, I thought this might be a timely piece. Pele has been active for a long time, but I wouldn't recommend a trip like this right now :shock:


Ascent of Kilauea
Anna Brassey
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf058_kilauea_brassey_lcw_128kb.mp3
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7283
6:50
Hi Silverquill, Indeed, a timely topic! That was an amazing climb. "It was a toilsome journey back again [from the crater of Kilauea], walking as we did in single file, and obeying the strict charges of our head guide to follow him closely, and to tread exactly in his footsteps. On the whole, it was easier by night than by day to distinguish the route to be taken, as we could now see the dangers that before we could only feel; and many were the fiery crevices we stepped over and jumped across. Once I slipped, and my foot sank through the thin crust. Sparks issued from the ground, and the stick on which I leaned caught fire before I could fairly recover myself."

Anna Brassey had more guts than I think I would have had! Thank you for reading this! :) That book of excerpts, from which this selection came, has a lot of interesting reads.

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Post by silverquill » June 21st, 2018, 8:34 am

Sue Anderson wrote:
June 21st, 2018, 8:25 am


Anna Brassey had more guts than I think I would have had! Thank you for reading this! :) That book of excerpts, from which this selection came, has a lot of interesting reads.
Yes, I have it on my list to BC as a project.

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Post by soupy » June 21st, 2018, 10:39 am

Thanks silverquill :D PLOK :thumbs:

Very timely reading.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXvYOGlZD4Q

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 22nd, 2018, 7:23 am

Hi, here's one from me.

"The Ecological Toad"
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf058_toad_dickerson_sa.mp3

by Mary C. Dickerson
from her book The Frog Book, North American Toads and Frogs, 1906
pp. 78-84

https://books.google.com/books?id=P7PPAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA220-IA2&dq#v=onepage&q&f=false

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Post by soupy » June 22nd, 2018, 2:44 pm

The Ecological Toad is PLOK :thumbs:

Thanks for the apology for the toads from 1913 Sue :D

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Post by Availle » June 30th, 2018, 5:26 pm

Here is my contribution:

The Laws of Shōtoku Taishi

by Shōtoku Taishi (574 - 622) (last name is Shotoku)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Sh%C5%8Dtoku

taken from Appendix 4 of this book here:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29798

10:16
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf058_laws_shotoku_ava_128kb.mp3
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