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Post by Sue Anderson » July 31st, 2020, 9:45 am

[FULL] Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 077

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

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-077-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," 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 [74 minutes is the absolute max]. You may read up to 2 selections per volume. There is no need to "sign-up" before recording; as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. Multiple versions are welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)

After 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. The uploader will add the mp.3 to the end of your file name when it uploads. Please use the format shown. Your file name should have this format before you upload it:

    snf077_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb

    After it is uploaded, it should have this format:
    https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf077_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3
  • Keep the file name short! Use just a word or two to identfy the title. Omit "a," "the," etc. Don't 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 last name, and your initials. There are only 4 underscores in a file name!
3. UPLOAD your recording:
  • Upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader: http://librivox.org/login/uploader. When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - copy and post it to the current nonfiction thread. If you don't post 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 » July 31st, 2020, 9:45 am

Welcome to the 77th 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 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/

The Linda Hall Science, Engineering, and Technology Library has some unique items in its Digital Collection https://www.lindahall.org/collections/

Sourcing your recording from Wikisource is NOT recommended.

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!

Please note: There is a limit of two selections per reader for this volume of Short Nonfiction.

Please check the "vitals" of your recording with Checker https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker before sending it up to the Nonfiction Collection! :) Checker is an easy to use "open source tool that looks for common problems with recordings for LibriVox... Checker saves time by checking contributions for common issues before files are uploaded." Thanks! :) :)

Sue (Book Coordinator, Short Nonfiction Collection)

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Post by KevinS » July 31st, 2020, 12:59 pm

I'm thinking of recording a selection, though it is rather gruesome (about abattoirs.) There is a rather short segment at its beginning, however, that I would definitely like to share. Would this Manifesto be too short?

https://archive.org/details/b30473214/page/n2/mode/1up
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Post by Sue Anderson » July 31st, 2020, 6:32 pm

KevinS wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 12:59 pm
I'm thinking of recording a selection, though it is rather gruesome (about abattoirs.) There is a rather short segment at its beginning, however, that I would definitely like to share. Would this Manifesto be too short?

https://archive.org/details/b30473214/page/n2/mode/1up
Hi Kevin, The manifesto would be fine to read.

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Post by KevinS » July 31st, 2020, 6:36 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 6:32 pm
KevinS wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 12:59 pm
I'm thinking of recording a selection, though it is rather gruesome (about abattoirs.) There is a rather short segment at its beginning, however, that I would definitely like to share. Would this Manifesto be too short?

https://archive.org/details/b30473214/page/n2/mode/1up
Hi Kevin, The manifesto would be fine to read.
Thank you!!
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Post by quasimoir » July 31st, 2020, 10:19 pm

Hi Sue:

I will be recording G K Chesterton's description of London. The link to it is here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/62048/62048-h/62048-h.htm

Would that be a suitable choice for this collection? I think it would, but I just want to be sure.

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Post by Sue Anderson » August 1st, 2020, 3:19 am

quasimoir wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 10:19 pm
Hi Sue:

I will be recording G K Chesterton's description of London. The link to it is here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/62048/62048-h/62048-h.htm

Would that be a suitable choice for this collection? I think it would, but I just want to be sure.

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Garfield
Hi Garfield, Yes, this description of London would be fine for the SNF. The photos are very evocative of a time and place...

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Post by quasimoir » August 1st, 2020, 3:27 am

Sue Anderson wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 3:19 am

Hi Garfield, Yes, this description of London would be fine for the SNF. The photos are very evocative of a time and place...
Wonderful! Thank you so much, Sue! I'll start on it then! And yes, very evocative those photos are, indeed!

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Garfield

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Post by KevinS » August 1st, 2020, 9:20 am

What? What's that? Why are you shouting?

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Post by Sue Anderson » August 1st, 2020, 11:51 am

Many thanks, Kevin, for getting volume 077 off to a good start with this stirring manifesto! :D

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Post by KevinS » August 1st, 2020, 5:51 pm

What? What's that? Why are you shouting?

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Post by Sue Anderson » August 1st, 2020, 7:31 pm

Thanks, Kevin, for reading this most informative 1892 address to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin on the history of slavery in Wisconsin! :D State historical societies and their publications are great sources for reads for the SNF and can provide material for educators that simply is not available elsewhere. I know this from personal feedback to a piece similar to your current contribution, which I recorded for the 44th volume of the SNF -- a 1922 address to an Illinois county historical society on the activities of the underground railroad in that county, Vol. 044 of SNF has had over 116,000 views on archive.org https://archive.org/details/nonfiction044_1607_librivox

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Post by KevinS » August 1st, 2020, 7:45 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 7:31 pm
Vol. 044 of SNF has had over 116,000 views on archive.org https://archive.org/details/nonfiction044_1607_librivox
Wow!

There is the possibility that my little town took part in the railroad, but the evidence, sadly, is not compelling. Of course, this kind of thing was kept a secret at the time.
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Post by soupy » August 2nd, 2020, 1:03 pm

Thanks Kevin :D

Interesting stuff - both PLOK :thumbs:

The Humanitarian League was an English radical advocacy group, formed by Henry S. Salt, based in London, which operated between 1891 and 1919.

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Post by soupy » August 2nd, 2020, 3:11 pm

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