[COMPLETE] American Leaders and Heroes by Wilbur F. Gordy - icequeen

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Post by silverquill » May 29th, 2020, 8:43 pm

American Leaders and Heroes by Wilbur F. Gordy (1854 - 1929).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/american-leaders-and-heroes-by-wilbur-f-gordy/


Historian Wilbur F. Gordy presents short chapters on well-known American figures from the viewpoint of the early twentieth century, including explorers, political leaders, military figures and inventors. This was intended to be a text book for children, written in easy language ( 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/35742
    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 ===========================================
      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.

      [list]
      [*] Project Code: kYHqmDSO

      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Wilbur F. Gordy) : https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/authors/187/wilbur-f-gordy/
      [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 27
      [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
      [*]Original publication date (if known): 1901
      [*]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/History

    Keywords that describe the book: explorers, American history, presidents, inventors

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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)
    • "Chapter [number] of American Leaders and Heroes. 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:
      "American Leaders and Heroes, by Wilbur F. Gordy. [Chapter Title]"

    END of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of Chapter [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 American Leaders and Heroes, by Wilbur F. Gordy. "

    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
  • NOTE: Please DO NOT READ: Captions for pictures or maps.
    Please DO NOT READ: The summaries and questions at the end of the chapters.



    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    americanleaders_##_gordy_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. americanleaders_01_gordy_128kb.mp3)



    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.
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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: icequeen
    • 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
Last edited by silverquill on June 10th, 2020, 8:34 pm, edited 3 times in total.
~ Larry

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Post by icequeen » May 29th, 2020, 8:55 pm

Hi Larry! I can MC this one for you! Back in a moment with your MW!
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Post by icequeen » May 29th, 2020, 8:59 pm

You are ready to go! We will wait here a day or two to see if we can pick up a DPL.
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Post by silverquill » May 30th, 2020, 12:18 am

icequeen wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 8:59 pm
You are ready to go! We will wait here a day or two to see if we can pick up a DPL.
Thanks so much!
I appreciate your help.

Chapter title populated in the MW, and word counts will be up later.
(Way too late here)

Each chapter has a summary and questions for pupils.
Is it okay to omit these, or do they need to be included?
~ Larry

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Post by Jhouse6789 » May 30th, 2020, 4:47 pm

Hello, I was hoping to read sections 1 to 7 please

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Post by KevinS » May 30th, 2020, 4:53 pm

21, please.
Drop and roll!

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Post by icequeen » May 30th, 2020, 4:56 pm

silverquill wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 12:18 am
icequeen wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 8:59 pm
You are ready to go! We will wait here a day or two to see if we can pick up a DPL.
Thanks so much!
I appreciate your help.

Chapter title populated in the MW, and word counts will be up later.
(Way too late here)

Each chapter has a summary and questions for pupils.
Is it okay to omit these, or do they need to be included?

I think it will be fine to omit them, just because we are wanting the stories and the questions don't add to them, and the summaries kind of ruin them.
Ann

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Post by silverquill » May 30th, 2020, 8:04 pm

icequeen wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 4:56 pm
silverquill wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 12:18 am
icequeen wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 8:59 pm
You are ready to go! We will wait here a day or two to see if we can pick up a DPL.
Thanks so much!
I appreciate your help.

Chapter title populated in the MW, and word counts will be up later.
(Way too late here)

Each chapter has a summary and questions for pupils.
Is it okay to omit these, or do they need to be included?

I think it will be fine to omit them, just because we are wanting the stories and the questions don't add to them, and the summaries kind of ruin them.
This was my thought, and if it is okay under LibriVox standards I will omit them, and have added a special reading note in the instructions.

Thank you.
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » May 30th, 2020, 8:19 pm

Jhouse6789 wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Hello, I was hoping to read sections 1 to 7 please
Well, while I do appreciate your enthusiasm, there are several things you need to do first.
Start by reading the Newbie Guide to Reading. You will find the link in Point 2 of the head post of this and all projects. You really need to take the time to learn what is involved in recording and how our system works.
Then, please complete a one-minute test recording. You will find a section in the Newbie Guide on how to do that and submit it for someone to review. This is primarily to check your technical specifications and identify any issues before you take on actual recording.

Then, this is far to much for you to undertake at the beginning. These sections are not extremely long, but long enough to be a challenge for a beginner. My guess is you're looking at at least 10-12 hours of recording and editing just for these. And, I see you have requested other large chunks in other projects, and you will be in way over your head. You would do better to start with one short section to ease into recording and make sure everything is well in hand before taking on more. Then claim just what you can easily work on and complete in a reasonable time. There will never be a lack of interesting projects to read for.

So, at least get that one-minute test completed and approved, then visit this again and I will be glad to sign you up for one section and take it from there. I think this is reasonable and will get you off to a good start.

Of course if you are already an experienced recording artist, you can get off to a faster start, but make sure you understand the LibriVox system and what you are committing to.
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Post by icequeen » May 31st, 2020, 8:54 pm

Moving on to Readers Wanted!
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Post by tcjsavannah » June 2nd, 2020, 5:26 am

May I claim sections 17, 18 and 19 please?

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Post by Kalamareader » June 2nd, 2020, 10:30 am

Hi Ann,

I would like to claim section 14 if I may.

Thank you,

Wayne
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Post by alanmapstone » June 2nd, 2020, 11:49 am

Section 20 (Fulton) please!
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Post by Kalamareader » June 2nd, 2020, 10:06 pm

Wayne
To accept a place in society-not always the place one desires; to do well the work that is near at hand-not always the work one wishes; to love and to cherish the work, and to forget oneself in the needs of others, all that is not always easy. ~JAW

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Post by RitaBoutros » June 3rd, 2020, 7:54 am

I would like to offer my services as your DPL. I have PLed before but not DPL. If there is something special I should know or do, please advise. Thank you!

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