[Complete]The A to Zed Collection - lt

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Post by KevinS » July 10th, 2019, 8:31 am

A to Zed by Various ( - 0).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-a-to-zed-collection-by-various/

A collection of pieces, both fiction and non-fiction, that have as its subject a word beginning with a specific letter of the English alphabet. Subjects can range from coffee to tea, animals to vampires, law to emotions.
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? There is no set text. A good place to look is Project Gutenberg Bookshelf.
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

      Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard

      Thank you to ej400 for serving as our DPL!

      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


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    6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Various) : n/a
    7. Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 26
    9. Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    10. Original publication date (if known):
    11. If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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    Genres for the project: Short Stories/Anthologies; *Non-fiction

    Keywords that describe the book:

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  • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  • DURING recording:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    START of recording (Intro)
    • "Section [number] of A to Zed. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "A to Zed, by Various. [Name of selection, author]"

    END of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Section]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of A to Zed, by Various. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  • AFTER recording
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    atozed_##_various_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. atozed_01_various_128kb.mp3)

    Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: lt - Lynnet
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
    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.


    PROOF LISTENING AND DEADLINE FOR EDITS on recordings you have submitted:
    The level of proof listening for the nonfiction collection is "standard." We will only proof for "repeated words or passages that the reader likely intended to edit out" and such. For a discussion of the levels of proof listening, please see this Wiki page: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Guide_for_Proof-listeners#Levels_of_Proof-listening

    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.
    Any questions?
    Please post below
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Post by KevinS » July 10th, 2019, 8:33 am

If an MC is interested in this project, the text of this project will have to be put in agreement with that of other Collections. I think this collection will be very popular ... and I wish it were my idea!
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Post by KevinS » July 10th, 2019, 8:38 am

B

bunnies, Basil the great, bushwacker, bushido, Baltimore, the Baltic, balloons, etc., etc.
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Post by KevinS » July 10th, 2019, 8:53 am

I think this is something close to what would be desired. (Unfortunately, I could not find a specific template for collections like this one.)



Note: [x] is Metacoordinator (MC); KevinS is Book Coordinator (BC); [x] is Dedicated Proof Listener (DPL)

A to Zed Collection Vol. 001

This collection is dedicated to recordings of short fiction and nonfiction works in English which are in the Public Domain (generally meaning that they were published prior to 1924).

Please select and record any short fiction or 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 30 minutes. You may read up to 3 selections per volume. You must first claim your section---it will be marked with a letter of the alphabet. Once your claim is acknowledged please begin your recording. Multiple versions of stories and articles are always welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection for another collection; we're happy to hear your version too.

What makes this collection unique is that each recording should have as its subject a word that begins with a specific letter of the English alphabet. One selection for each letter will be allowed.

After the 26 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. Please use the format shown. Your file name should look like the one below, when you upload it.

[x]_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 [x] volume, title, author's last 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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If you have trouble reading the image above, please send a private message to any admin.
To upload, you'll need to select the MC, which for the Short Nonfiction Collection is: [x]
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:
The level of proof listening for the nonfiction collection is "standard." We will only proof for "repeated words or passages that the reader likely intended to edit out" and such. For a discussion of the levels of proof listening, please see this Wiki page: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Guide_for_Proof-listeners#Levels_of_Proof-listening

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.
"E agora, José?"

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Post by Lynnet » July 10th, 2019, 2:12 pm

I can set this up for you.

I will edit the first post... but, in future, you can do this yourself to suit your own needs. For a collection like this, there is no 'set' way of doing it. In order to get the files in the right order, the file names will need to be alphabetized... so, for example, "Life of an Aardvark" followed by "Bears and Bunnies" would have to be "aardvark" to be followed by "bears".

Back in a while with the MW and amended first post 8-)

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Post by KevinS » July 10th, 2019, 2:12 pm

Lynnet wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 2:12 pm
I can set this up for you.

I will edit the first post... but, in future, you can do this yourself to suit your own needs. For a collection like this, there is no 'set' way of doing it. In order to get the files in the right order, the file names will need to be alphabetized... so, for example, "Life of an Aardvark" followed by "Bears and Bunnies" would have to be "aardvark" to be followed by "bears".

Back in a while with the MW and amended first post 8-)
Thank you! Thank you!
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Post by Lynnet » July 10th, 2019, 2:19 pm

It just dawned on me that if you alphabetize them in the MW, you can just go with section numbers, to make life easier for everyone 8-) It seems I like complicated :roll:

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Post by KevinS » July 10th, 2019, 2:25 pm

Lynnet wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 2:19 pm
It just dawned on me that if you alphabetize them in the MW, you can just go with section numbers, to make life easier for everyone 8-) It seems I like complicated :roll:
Genius is discovering simplicity. You are a genius. I've been sitting here thinking, "Well, I could change file names myself. Or could I? And I could give instructions to use a file name that begins with the chosen letter, but would people SEE it? &c., &c.) Hahaha!
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Post by KevinS » July 10th, 2019, 2:26 pm

So, I'm claiming the letter 'A,' because I can. I just need to cook up a subject!
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Post by Lynnet » July 10th, 2019, 2:27 pm

I think I have edited it to reflect your suggestions and also what I feel is necessary. You can edit further by clicking on the pencil at the (almost) top right of the first post.

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Post by KevinS » July 10th, 2019, 2:32 pm

Lynnet wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 2:27 pm
I think I have edited it to reflect your suggestions and also what I feel is necessary. You can edit further by clicking on the pencil at the (almost) top right of the first post.
I can't thank you enough! Let's see where this goes.

It's so old school that it's wonderful!
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Post by ej400 » July 10th, 2019, 3:19 pm

I think this would be an interesting collection. However, I don't think this should be the only collection of this we have, because there are so many things we could put into it. My only worry, is that it's going to be hard to find ones for letters like X, Y, & Z.

May I DPL?

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Post by KevinS » July 10th, 2019, 4:14 pm

ej400 wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 3:19 pm
I think this would be an interesting collection. However, I don't think this should be the only collection of this we have, because there are so many things we could put into it. My only worry, is that it's going to be hard to find ones for letters like X, Y, & Z.

May I DPL?
Please serve as the DPL.

As for 'x,' I think we'll be lenient and allow things like ex libris and exogamous.

And many, many thanks to you! You're xcellent! (I could not help myself.)
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Post by Lynnet » July 10th, 2019, 4:45 pm

Elijah added as DPL.

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Post by KevinS » July 10th, 2019, 4:47 pm

Lynnet wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Elijah added as DPL.
Thanks!
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