[COMPLETE] The Rhythm of Life and Other Essays by Alice Meynell -lny

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Post by silverquill » April 19th, 2020, 8:16 pm

The Rhythm of Life and Other Essays by Alice Meynell (1847 - 1922).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page. https://librivox.org/the-rhythm-of-life-and-other-essays-by-alice-meynell/
Alice Meynell was an English essayist, critic, and poet who was also a leading suffragist, serving as vice-president of the Women Writers' Suffrage League. She and her husband Wilfrid Meynell were active in publishing and editing literary works including helping to launch the first works of Francis Thompson, author of "Hound of Heaven." This is a diverse collection of essays ranging from reflections on The Sun, snd The Flower to the literary figures of Oliver Wendell Holmes and James Russell Lowell. ( Larry Wilson)
    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? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1276
    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.

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      BC Admin
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      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: U6uitXXw
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Alice Meynell) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Meynell
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 20
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1893
      • 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: *Non-fiction/Essays & Short Works

      Keywords that describe the book:

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    6. 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
    7. 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 The Rhythm of Life and Other Essays. 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:
        "The Rhythm of Life and Other Essays, by Alice Meynell. [Essay Title]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of Section [Number]"
      • 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 The Rhythm of Life and Other Essays, by Alice Meynell. "

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

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. 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
      rhythmoflife_##_meynell_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. rhythmoflife_01_meynell_128kb.mp3)
    9. Example ID3 V2 tags
      (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
      Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!
      Artist: Alice Meynell
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: The Rhythm of Life and Other Essays

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      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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        (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: linny - linny
      • 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.

      Any questions?
      Please post below
~ Larry

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 19th, 2020, 10:05 pm

I recorded the title essay of this book for the Nonfiction Collection back in 2007! How time flies... :shock:
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silverquill
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Post by silverquill » April 19th, 2020, 11:13 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
April 19th, 2020, 10:05 pm
I recorded the title essay of this book for the Nonfiction Collection back in 2007! How time flies... :shock:
I did see that in the catalog, but hadn't noticed who had recorded it. Well, 2007, uh that was awhile ago . . . . I didn't find LV until 2013. Seven years coming up next month.

I BC'd several of Meynell's books of essays and poetry, but didn't get to this one, I guess. Interesting writer.
~ Larry

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Post by linny » April 20th, 2020, 7:52 am

Hi Larry,
I can MC this for you. I'll be back as soon as I find a MW for you. :D

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Post by linny » April 20th, 2020, 8:03 am

OK, you have a MW! Once you get it populated we will stick around here and see if a DPL comes along. Good luck with the project and let me know if you run into any issues along the way. :D

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Post by silverquill » April 20th, 2020, 8:46 am

Thanks so much, Linny!

The MW is filled in and we are ready for READERS and a DPL!
~ Larry

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Post by vvocelli » April 22nd, 2020, 4:54 am

Hi Larry!

May I join this project by claiming essays 3-5? :D

Thanks!
Valentina

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Post by silverquill » April 22nd, 2020, 7:59 am

vvocelli wrote:
April 22nd, 2020, 4:54 am
Hi Larry!

May I join this project by claiming essays 3-5? :D

Thanks!
Valentina
So glad to have you here!
Thank you.
~ Larry

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Post by vvocelli » April 22nd, 2020, 8:37 am

Thank you so much! I do have a quick last name pronunciation question. :?: I looked online and couldn't find it anywhere. Is her last name pronounced "MAY-NELL" or "MAY-NULL". Thanks!

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Post by silverquill » April 22nd, 2020, 9:16 am

vvocelli wrote:
April 22nd, 2020, 8:37 am
Thank you so much! I do have a quick last name pronunciation question. :?: I looked online and couldn't find it anywhere. Is her last name pronounced "MAY-NELL" or "MAY-NULL". Thanks!
I have always said may-NELL
~ Larry

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Post by ggatchel » April 22nd, 2020, 10:50 am

I can absolutely DPL if you still need!

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Post by silverquill » April 22nd, 2020, 11:15 am

ggatchel wrote:
April 22nd, 2020, 10:50 am
I can absolutely DPL if you still need!
Have been DPL for a project before?

Be sure to read viewtopic.php?f=21&t=17680

This will give you an overview of what is required.
I also like a DPL who will check the technical specs of each recording using our Checker program.

If you're okay with all of this, we'll sign you up!
~ Larry

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Post by ggatchel » April 22nd, 2020, 1:57 pm

silverquill wrote:
April 22nd, 2020, 11:15 am
ggatchel wrote:
April 22nd, 2020, 10:50 am
I can absolutely DPL if you still need!
Have been DPL for a project before?

Be sure to read viewtopic.php?f=21&t=17680

This will give you an overview of what is required.
I also like a DPL who will check the technical specs of each recording using our Checker program.

If you're okay with all of this, we'll sign you up!
I've read all of the DPL guidelines and gone through the quiz, so while I lack practical knowledge I feel pretty confident I can do it- and I can absolutely use Checker!

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Post by silverquill » April 22nd, 2020, 4:07 pm

OK that sounds good!
I'll have Linny, or MC (meta coordinator) put you in as DPL and give you access to the MW. My process is to DL from the link in the Magic Window (not from the forum) and then run it through Checker, then listen to it in Audacity so I can see the wave form and get the time stamp for any needed corrections. I also check to make sure the beginning silence is no longer than 1 sec and that there are about 5 sec of silence at the end.

If you are uncertain about anything, just shoot me a PM, okay?
There's a lot to learn, but I'm grateful for your help. I think you will enjoy Meynell.
:D
~ Larry

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Post by ggatchel » April 22nd, 2020, 6:13 pm

Got it! Thank you for giving me such clear directions, I really appreciate it!

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