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Post by Sue Anderson » March 1st, 2019, 8:40 pm

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 064

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

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-064-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 1924). 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:

    snf064_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
  • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page


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 » March 1st, 2019, 8:40 pm

Welcome to the 64th 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/

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 lurcherlover » March 8th, 2019, 7:01 am

I was thinking of "maybe" doing a reading of CHAPTER III - CONCLUSION (only) of Thomas Paine (1737-1809) The Age of Reason Part Two VOLUME FOUR
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/31270/31270-h/31270-h.htm#Elink2HCH0021

Would this be OK - to just record the Conclusion? (It would be about 40-50 minutes of reading).

I don't want to do it and find it would not be acceptable, as it's not the whole thing. I suppose it may have been recorded before in its entirety as a solo or group project. (Which would be several hours long).

Peter

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Post by Sue Anderson » March 8th, 2019, 7:46 am

lurcherlover wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 7:01 am
I was thinking of "maybe" doing a reading of CHAPTER III - CONCLUSION (only) of Thomas Paine (1737-1809) The Age of Reason Part Two VOLUME FOUR
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/31270/31270-h/31270-h.htm#Elink2HCH0021

Would this be OK - to just record the Conclusion? (It would be about 40-50 minutes of reading).

I don't want to do it and find it would not be acceptable, as it's not the whole thing. I suppose it may have been recorded before in its entirety as a solo or group project. (Which would be several hours long).

Peter
Hi Peter, It would be fine to read just the Conclusion of Thomas Paine, as you have outlined. :) Many folks like to read just a chapter or distinct section of a longer work for the Short Nonfiction Collection. The only thing we ask is that you read the chapter or section you have chosen in its entirety, word for word, nothing left out, nothing added, no words changed or substituted, which is LibriVox's policy in general!

It's always good to check beforehand if you have any doubts about the public domain status of what you want to read, and we are always happy to help out in this regard.

We look forward to hearing your reading of Thomas Paine's Conclusion.

Regards,

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Post by lurcherlover » March 8th, 2019, 7:59 am

Thanks Sue - I will try and get it finished in the next couple of weeks.

Peter


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Post by Sue Anderson » March 8th, 2019, 5:16 pm

soupy wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 1:17 pm
I'll start it off with

The Failure of Speculative Philosophy
by Rudolf Eucken 1846-1926

Craig
Hi Craig, Thanks for getting Vol. 64 off to a good start with this philosophical selection by Rudolf Eucken! :) Euken is a new name for the LibriVox catalog! The translator, W. Tudor Jones, is also a new name. I wonder if there might not be a companion read here, as I see that Gutenberg has made available Tudor Jones' An Interpretation of Rudolph Eucken's Philosophy: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16835/16835-h/16835-h.htm

All was well with your reading except for one small repeat, at 25:10 (first sentence top of page 48)--"is more of a calm absorption."


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Post by Sue Anderson » March 9th, 2019, 6:22 am

Thanks, Craig! Reading is PL OK now, but I just noticed we're missing "Eucken," the author's name in the file name. Could you please re-upload corrected file? Many thanks,


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Post by Sue Anderson » March 9th, 2019, 7:21 am

Thanks!

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Post by QuakerWoodworker » March 9th, 2019, 10:58 pm

A Mystery of Crowds by Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904)

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/34215/34215-h/34215-h.htm#A_Mystery_of_Crowds

Duration: 13:17

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf064_mysterycrowds_hearn_qw_128kb.mp3

This is my first ever contribution to the short non-fiction collection. I did my one-time test a year ago February. My Librivox nom de plume for the catalog is QuakerWoodworker

Best to you!

Bob Dixon-Kolar

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Post by Sue Anderson » March 10th, 2019, 6:30 am

QuakerWoodworker wrote:
March 9th, 2019, 10:58 pm
A Mystery of Crowds by Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904)

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/34215/34215-h/34215-h.htm#A_Mystery_of_Crowds

Duration: 13:17

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf064_mysterycrowds_hearn_qw_128kb.mp3

This is my first ever contribution to the short non-fiction collection. I did my one-time test a year ago February. My Librivox nom de plume for the catalog is QuakerWoodworker

Best to you!

Bob Dixon-Kolar
Hi Bob, Welcome to the Nonfiction Collection! :) Thank you for this thoughtful reading; I enjoyed it. Our dedicated proof listener, Craig, will proof listen (PL) your recording next.

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Post by QuakerWoodworker » March 10th, 2019, 6:51 am

Thanks so much, Sue!

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Post by soupy » March 10th, 2019, 4:12 pm

Thanks Bob :)

Lafcadio Hearn seems to be popular on Librivox.

Your reading is PLOK :thumbs:

Craig

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