COMPLETE: Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 079 - jo

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Post by Sue Anderson » November 26th, 2020, 3:00 pm

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 079

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

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-079-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 a maximum of 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:

    snf079_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb

    After it is uploaded, it should have this format:
    https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf079_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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  • 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: 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:
  • The SNF Collection has SPECIAL STANDARDS for PLing, which reflect our concern for accuracy in reading nonfiction material.
  • We proof listen for the following:
    • Has the recording passed "Checker?" This LibriVox app looks for common problems associated with LibriVox recordings. https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker
    • Does the recording have errors that change the meaning of the text? This includes words accidentally added, omitted, mispronounced, or misread!
    • Does the recording have the LibriVox into? Are there any long silences or pauses, stumbles or repeats that need to be edited out? Are there 5 seconds of silence at the end of the recording?
  • 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 » November 26th, 2020, 3:00 pm

Welcome to the 79th 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/ebooks/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 InTheDesert » November 27th, 2020, 9:12 am


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Post by Sue Anderson » November 27th, 2020, 9:26 am

InTheDesert wrote:
November 27th, 2020, 9:12 am
A new volume, how exciting!

Napoleon's Argument for the Divinity of Christ and the Scriptures
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf079_argumentdivinitychrist_napoleon_itd_128kb.mp3
Napoléon Bonaparte (https://librivox.org/author/12292)
15:28
https://archive.org/details/napoleonsargumen00napo/mode/2up
Hi InTheDesert, Thank you for getting Vol. 079 off to a good start with "Napoleon's Argument for the Divinity of Christ and the Scriptures!" :) I am looking forward to listening a little later today, and Craig, our dedicated proof listener, will, as always, attend to your reading also.

I opened up vol. 079 yesterday, to be sure that readers had some place to focus their time during the long Thanksgiving weekend. By chance, we still have one spot open in vol. 078, and if it's ok with you, I will transfer your recording over there. This will ensure that it reaches a listening audience much sooner, as vol. 078 will be published and cataloged in a few days. It will also mean that you will have two open slots in vol. 079, if by chance you should want them. We will take care of amending the file name appropriately, so there is no work involved for you in making this transition. Is that ok by you?

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Post by InTheDesert » November 27th, 2020, 1:58 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
November 27th, 2020, 9:26 am
I opened up vol. 079 yesterday, to be sure that readers had some place to focus their time during the long Thanksgiving weekend. By chance, we still have one spot open in vol. 078, and if it's ok with you, I will transfer your recording over there. This will ensure that it reaches a listening audience much sooner, as vol. 078 will be published and cataloged in a few days. It will also mean that you will have two open slots in vol. 079, if by chance you should want them. We will take care of amending the file name appropriately, so there is no work involved for you in making this transition. Is that ok by you?
Perfectly fine by me to move it!

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Post by Sue Anderson » November 27th, 2020, 3:30 pm

Thanks, InTheDesert, It's now officially over at Vol. 078. :) Craig's already PL'd it and it's PL OK too!

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Post by Jartan » December 1st, 2020, 6:28 pm


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Post by Sue Anderson » December 1st, 2020, 8:00 pm

Jartan wrote:
December 1st, 2020, 6:28 pm
The Prince
Niccolo Machiavelli
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf079_theprince_machiavelli_jc_128kb.mp3
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1232
6:07
Jonathan Carter
Hi Jonathan, Welcome to LibriVox and to the Short Nonfiction (SNF) Collection! :D I'm the Book Coordinator for this collection. The SNF team consists of myself, our dedicated proof listener (DPL), Craig (forum name Soupy), and our metacoordinator knotyouraveragejo (Jo), who is the person who directed you over from volume 078, to our current open collection, vol. 079.

I just listened to your recording of chapter 4 of The Prince. You read very clearly, and with a just a few edits, this will be a nice contribution to volume 079. Specifically, you need to do two things to your recording:
1) convert the 2 stereo tracks into mono. (All LibriVox recordings must be in mono.)
2) raise the overall volume of your recording to between 86-92 db, as Jo pointed out to you in her post.


You will also want to include one fragment of a sentence which you left out, at 0.38 in your recording:
"(whence it might appear reasonable that the whole empire would have rebelled)." This fragment may not have been included in the source you originally cited, but it does appear in the public domain Gutenberg text.

Once you have done these things, please upload you edited file and post the URL for the file in this thread, for vol. 079. Then, please keep following this thread so you will know the status of your recording.

When we receive your edited file, Craig, our DPL will listen to it, and if there are any problems or changes needed, he will communicate to you here in the thread.

-----Incidentally, I am guessing from the original source you cited, https://holybooks-lichtenbergpress.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Prince-by-Nicolo-Machiavelli.pdf, that there is a possibility you know Gabriel Luis Ramirez? Gabriel submitted a selection to vol. 078, which also used as a source "holybooks-lichtenbergpress." Gabriel's selection is on hold for needed corrections. If, indeed, you know him or he is in a class with you, please tell him to look in his LibriVox "inbox" under "private messages" (upper right corner of the screen), where he will find a message waiting for him.

If you have any questions, please feel free to post them here in the thread, and we will try our best to help you out! :)

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Post by Jartan » December 1st, 2020, 8:37 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
December 1st, 2020, 8:00 pm
I just listened to your recording of chapter 4 of The Prince. You read very clearly, and with a just a few edits, this will be a nice contribution to volume 079. Specifically, you need to do two things to your recording:
1) convert the 2 stereo tracks into mono. (All LibriVox recordings must be in mono.)
2) raise the overall volume of your recording to between 86-92 db, as Jo pointed out to you in her post.
What is the 'proper' way to perform #2? I attempted to do this using an online tool quickly for this second submission, but I assume it made little to no difference.
Sue Anderson wrote:
December 1st, 2020, 8:00 pm
-----Incidentally, I am guessing from the original source you cited, https://holybooks-lichtenbergpress.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Prince-by-Nicolo-Machiavelli.pdf, that there is a possibility you know Gabriel Luis Ramirez? Gabriel submitted a selection to vol. 078, which also used as a source "holybooks-lichtenbergpress." Gabriel's selection is on hold for needed corrections. If, indeed, you know him or he is in a class with you, please tell him to look in his LibriVox "inbox" under "private messages" (upper right corner of the screen), where he will find a message waiting for him.

If you have any questions, please feel free to post them here in the thread, and we will try our best to help you out! :)
Your inference was right on the mark. I've let him know.

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 2nd, 2020, 6:36 am

Jartan wrote:
December 1st, 2020, 8:37 pm

What is the 'proper' way to perform #2? I attempted to do this using an online tool quickly for this second submission, but I assume it made little to no difference.

Your inference was right on the mark. I've let him know.
Hi Jartan, Thanks for checking back with us so quickly. :) There is a video on how to raise you volume here;
https://sites.google.com/site/librivideo/for-volunteers/recording#6

This video is one of many prepared by a LibriVox volunteer, which covers problems one encounters when starting to record for LibriVox.
https://sites.google.com/site/librivideo/for-volunteers/recording. This would be a good place for Gabriel to look to fix his recording problems too!

There is another thing that would be useful for you to do, and that it to send up a small (about 1 minute) segment of your recording to the "Listeners and Editors Wanted" thread: viewforum.php?f=21. Label your post something like "help needed with volume ." This is the forum Jo talked about when she mentioned doing the one-minute test ( really a sound check: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test ). At the Listeners and Editors thread, a techie volunteer will listen to your recording and offer suggestions tailored specifically to your needs. It is a very useful thread to visit.

Once you think you've got your volume where you need it, the very best thing to do is to check your recording out in the "Checker App" which looks for common problems in recordings. Indeed, passing the Checker app is a requirement for recordings to be included in the SNF collection. https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker

Tell Gabriel that Craig, our dedicated proof listener, is a big fan of Kierkegaard!

Best wishes,

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Post by GabrielLuisRamirez » December 2nd, 2020, 11:33 am

Selections From the Writings of Kierkegaard
by Soren Kierkegaard

Audio File:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf078_EitherOr_Kierkegaard_GLR_128kb.mp3

eText URL:
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=pst.000052897801&view=1up&seq=5

Time:
5 minutes 38 seconds

This is my first Librivox recording. My name is Gabriel Luis Ramirez. I've been OK'd on the 1-minute test.

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 2nd, 2020, 12:45 pm

GabrielLuisRamirez wrote:
December 2nd, 2020, 11:33 am
Selections From the Writings of Kierkegaard
by Soren Kierkegaard

Audio File:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf078_EitherOr_Kierkegaard_GLR_128kb.mp3

eText URL:
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=pst.000052897801&view=1up&seq=5

Time:
5 minutes 38 seconds

This is my first Librivox recording. My name is Gabriel Luis Ramirez. I've been OK'd on the 1-minute test.
Hi Gabriel, Welcome back to LibriVox! :D Your recording is now in the Magic Window and ready to be proof listened by our dedicated proof listener (DPL) Craig. I'm happy to hear you did the 1-minute test. It's a good introduction to LibriVox.

One small thing about your file name--it has to be all small letters. Please see item #2 in the instructions above. This is how your file name should look: snf079_eitheror_kierkegaard_glr_128kb. Since this is your first recording, don't worry about re-uploading your file to reflect the small letters; we will fix the file name, including the volume number, on this end. But if Craig finds anything that needs to be edited, then please follow the format explained in #2 of the instructions, when you re-upload.

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 2nd, 2020, 12:57 pm

Jartan wrote:
December 2nd, 2020, 11:36 am
The Prince
Niccolo Machiavelli
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf079_theprince_machiavelli_jc_128kb.mp3
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1232
6:10
Jonathan Carter
Hi Jonathan, Welcome back! :D Your recording is now in the Magic Window and read to be PL'd!

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » December 2nd, 2020, 12:59 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
December 2nd, 2020, 12:45 pm
GabrielLuisRamirez wrote:
December 2nd, 2020, 11:33 am
Selections From the Writings of Kierkegaard
by Soren Kierkegaard

Audio File:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf078_EitherOr_Kierkegaard_GLR_128kb.mp3

eText URL:
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=pst.000052897801&view=1up&seq=5

Time:
5 minutes 38 seconds

This is my first Librivox recording. My name is Gabriel Luis Ramirez. I've been OK'd on the 1-minute test.
Hi Gabriel, Welcome back to LibriVox! :D Your recording is now in the Magic Window and ready to be proof listened by our dedicated proof listener (DPL) Craig. I'm happy to hear you did the 1-minute test. It's a good introduction to LibriVox.

One small thing about your file name--it has to be all small letters. Please see item #2 in the instructions above. This is how your file name should look: snf079_eitheror_kierkegaard_glr_128kb. Since this is your first recording, don't worry about re-uploading your file to reflect the small letters; we will fix the file name, including the volume number, on this end. But if Craig finds anything that needs to be edited, then please follow the format explained in #2 of the instructions, when you re-upload.
Hi Sue

Filename corrected on server and in MW.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf078_eitheror_kierkegaard_glr_128kb.mp3

Gabriel - Be sure to use this filename if you need to reupload. :)
Jo
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