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Post by commonsparrow3 » June 24th, 2018, 8:53 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
June 24th, 2018, 1:28 pm
What links didn't work for you? These two https://nyti.ms/2KeeNDi and https://nyti.ms/2KeeNDi should work for anybody. They are permalinks, provided by the Times. Let me know.
I was trying to take a look at this one that Colleen had left as a suggestion:
ColleenMc wrote:
June 24th, 2018, 11:12 am
Also, this one I stumbled over was outside of the 1913 theme I was going for, but I'd like to put it out there for the list of suggestions, that someone else might want to do -- it's a longer feature article from 1896 that would stand on its own: "Is Thirteen Unlucky?" The subheadlines gives a good sense of what the article is about: "The Opinions of Railroad Men, Police, and Fire Fighters. SOLACE FOR THE SUPERSTITIOUS In the Experience of Men of Affairs, Thirteen Seems About as Good as Any Other Number."
Here's the permalink to that one: https://nyti.ms/2lxyRpr
- but when I try clicking on that link, I get a pop-up box that says "Not a subscriber? TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers" -- and in fine print is a link that says "View the free article abstract". When I click on that link, I can see a complete headline above a small image of a full newpaper page, too tiny to read any of the print. Next to this image, it says "Subscribe and see the full article in TimesMachine". I tried clicking on the image of the page, hoping that would bring up a larger image that I could read, which is what happens on the "Chronicling America" newspaper images. But with this image, nothing happens, as it doesn't seem to be a clickable image. Since you mentioned the other two links should work, I tried them now, but they seem to behave just the same as the other one I tried to open.

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 25th, 2018, 3:43 am

Hi Maria, Oh my... That's frustrating. When I click on one of those links, I get a full NYT page in tiny print also, but on the far right are the + and - buttons to enlarge the print to readable size. I also get a white overlay with the bright suggestion to "Share" the page via Email, Facebook, or Twitter, so it's hard to believe they don't want a non-NYT subscriber to read a single page. How else are they going to lure you in?

That said, when I used to read the NYT on Windows, I had lots of trouble with the browser; it wouldn't recognize my subscription and kept giving me the "so-many-free pages" line, and then it would cut me off after viewing a few pages. I say this because you shouldn't be afraid of using the "free" page option; it won't bite, that is if you can enlarge the print via the buttons or, maybe "alt" and the mouse, or however you enlarge print on your monitor. Since I changed to Google for browsing, I've had no trouble. Firefox is getting good press, but I can't speak to that browser.

I would try accessing with a different browser than whatever you're using now. Hopefully, somebody else reading this who isn't a subscriber can tell us if they are having the same trouble viewing. If I get over to our local library today, I'll try on one of their computers. However you access, I think you would have to enlarge the print.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » June 25th, 2018, 7:38 am

Sue Anderson wrote:
June 25th, 2018, 3:43 am
I would try accessing with a different browser than whatever you're using now. Hopefully, somebody else reading this who isn't a subscriber can tell us if they are having the same trouble viewing. If I get over to our local library today, I'll try on one of their computers. However you access, I think you would have to enlarge the print.
I'm muscling in on someone else's business, but I just clicked the link above. I'm not a subscriber, and I got an invitation to subscribe but not the article itself. Does this help at all?


An entry:
'A Thirteenth Century Prayer' by Bruce Malaher
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/thirteen_thirteenthcenturyprayer_malaher_el_128kb.mp3
Duration: 0.49
Text: https://archive.org/details/wizardsloomother00mala

Sue, I noticed that he was serving in Mesopotamia, too! I think it'll be good to have a new author in the catalogue, even if it's just one poem.

I'll be away from my mic for a bit, so if there are PL notes I'll be a bit slow to address them. I'm not disappearing, just unable to record!
Erin

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Post by TriciaG » June 25th, 2018, 8:08 am

I would try accessing with a different browser than whatever you're using now. Hopefully, somebody else reading this who isn't a subscriber can tell us if they are having the same trouble viewing. If I get over to our local library today, I'll try on one of their computers. However you access, I think you would have to enlarge the print.
I click the link and get the invitation to subscribe. If I click on View Free Article Abstract, I can then click on Download PDF and see the article. But this isn't obvious.

I think these can be used as sources/suggestions for the project, but make clear by the suggestion to click "View free article abstract" and then "Download PDF".

I do not think it is critical that the general public is able to easily access the texts after cataloging. After all, we have people reading from hard copies of books - the general public won't be able to access those. :)

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 25th, 2018, 8:40 am

Thanks, Tricia, for your input!

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 25th, 2018, 8:52 am

Newgatenovelist wrote:
June 25th, 2018, 7:38 am


An entry:
'A Thirteenth Century Prayer' by Bruce Malaher

Sue, I noticed that he was serving in Mesopotamia, too! I think it'll be good to have a new author in the catalogue, even if it's just one poem.

I'll be away from my mic for a bit, so if there are PL notes I'll be a bit slow to address them. I'm not disappearing, just unable to record!
Erin
Thanks for the poem, Erin! :) We'll be looking forward to your other selections.

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Post by mightyfelix » June 25th, 2018, 9:18 am

commonsparrow3 wrote:
June 24th, 2018, 8:53 pm
Sue Anderson wrote:
June 24th, 2018, 1:28 pm
What links didn't work for you? These two https://nyti.ms/2KeeNDi and https://nyti.ms/2KeeNDi should work for anybody. They are permalinks, provided by the Times. Let me know.
I was trying to take a look at this one that Colleen had left as a suggestion:
ColleenMc wrote:
June 24th, 2018, 11:12 am
Also, this one I stumbled over was outside of the 1913 theme I was going for, but I'd like to put it out there for the list of suggestions, that someone else might want to do -- it's a longer feature article from 1896 that would stand on its own: "Is Thirteen Unlucky?" The subheadlines gives a good sense of what the article is about: "The Opinions of Railroad Men, Police, and Fire Fighters. SOLACE FOR THE SUPERSTITIOUS In the Experience of Men of Affairs, Thirteen Seems About as Good as Any Other Number."
Here's the permalink to that one: https://nyti.ms/2lxyRpr
- but when I try clicking on that link, I get a pop-up box that says "Not a subscriber? TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers" -- and in fine print is a link that says "View the free article abstract". When I click on that link, I can see a complete headline above a small image of a full newpaper page, too tiny to read any of the print. Next to this image, it says "Subscribe and see the full article in TimesMachine". I tried clicking on the image of the page, hoping that would bring up a larger image that I could read, which is what happens on the "Chronicling America" newspaper images. But with this image, nothing happens, as it doesn't seem to be a clickable image. Since you mentioned the other two links should work, I tried them now, but they seem to behave just the same as the other one I tried to open.
After clicking "View the free article abstract," did you see anything that said "Download PDF"? I'm not a subscriber, and when I clicked to see the abstract, I saw one button that said "Subscribe," and then right next to it, "Download PDF." That displayed the article for me.

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Post by mhhbook » June 25th, 2018, 3:16 pm

Sections 2 and 3 "Problem of Cell 13"
Section 9 "Cometei Anonsate..."
Section 14 "A 13th Century Prayer"

are all PL OK. :)
Mary

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Post by DrPGould » June 25th, 2018, 9:51 pm

Thanks so much for your PL, Mary!

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Post by commonsparrow3 » June 26th, 2018, 12:55 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
June 25th, 2018, 9:18 am
After clicking "View the free article abstract," did you see anything that said "Download PDF"? I'm not a subscriber, and when I clicked to see the abstract, I saw one button that said "Subscribe," and then right next to it, "Download PDF." That displayed the article for me.
I wasn't seeing the "Download PDF" button. But someone suggested clearing my browser history and cookies, and when I did that and tried again, the button was there!
Who knows why that did it (I never understood computers) :hmm: -- but anyway, it worked! Now I can go take a look at those articles!

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Post by mhhbook » June 26th, 2018, 3:03 pm

commonsparrow3 wrote:
June 26th, 2018, 12:55 pm
I wasn't seeing the "Download PDF" button. But someone suggested clearing my browser history and cookies, and when I did that and tried again, the button was there!
Maria,

Clearing browsing history and cookies can do wonderful things. My first major experience with it was when I was trying to download a library book for the first time. I got half of the book I requested plus part of another I didn't want. :? When I spoke to the tech person at the library he suggested that I clear my browser history and cookies. That took care of everything.

Another time I was having major problems with a program I use a lot, so looked for instructions on fixing it. All the detailed instructions of go here, go there, do this, type that, go back here, then go there, then type more was definitely too frustrating for me. Finally I found a posting that basically said "I deleted my browser history and it fixed the problem..." And it did! Thank God for simple solutions! :clap:
Mary

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Post by TriciaG » July 3rd, 2018, 12:43 pm

Here's my contribution! It's one of the suggestions I posted at the top of page 2 in this thread.

"Number Thirteen" by Alan Braghampton (pseudonym for Gelett Burgess) https://librivox.org/author/1442
Source: https://archive.org/details/NumberThirteen
Run time: 37:18
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/thirteen_numberthirteen_braghampton_tg_128kb.mp3

When I discovered this was by a better-known author, I found the whole book on Archive and posted it in Book Suggestions. :)

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Post by Sue Anderson » July 3rd, 2018, 1:26 pm

TriciaG wrote:
July 3rd, 2018, 12:43 pm
Here's my contribution! It's one of the suggestions I posted at the top of page 2 in this thread.

"Number Thirteen" by Alan Braghampton (pseudonym for Gelett Burgess) https://librivox.org/author/1442
Source: https://archive.org/details/NumberThirteen
Run time: 37:18
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/thirteen_numberthirteen_braghampton_tg_128kb.mp3

When I discovered this was by a better-known author, I found the whole book on Archive and posted it in Book Suggestions. :)
Many thanks, Tricia! :) I started to listen to this, as I imputed the data in the MW and now I'm hooked! They've got the mysterious street walker up in their apartment... what next!

Listening to you read, I was brought back to old time Saturday radio (showing my age, I know). "Who knows? The shadow knows..."

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Post by BettyB » July 3rd, 2018, 8:21 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/thirteen_thirteenpresidents_wise_bbs_128kb.mp3

Time is 10:31

Recollections of Thirteen Presidents by John S. Wise 1906
President James A. Garfield.
https://archive.org/stream/recollectionsoft00wise#page/n0/mode/2up


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Post by Sue Anderson » July 4th, 2018, 3:18 am

BettyB wrote:
July 3rd, 2018, 8:21 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/thirteen_thirteenpresidents_wise_bbs_128kb.mp3

Time is 10:31

Recollections of Thirteen Presidents by John S. Wise 1906
President James A. Garfield.
https://archive.org/stream/recollectionsoft00wise#page/n0/mode/2up


Betty
Thanks, Betty! :)

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