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Post Posted:: July 16th, 2017, 10:48 am 

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Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 051

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

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-051-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 1923). 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 cookie 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," please see this section of the LibriVox Wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Copyright_and_Public_Domain. Try to stick to works that run less than 60 minutes. You are welcome to contribute as many as you wish, and there is no need to "sign-up" before recording. As long as the work is clearly in the public domain, just start recording. Multiple versions are always welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)

After 15-20 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 0.5 to 1 seconds 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? Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear distracting background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit. The latest version of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide. Note: Noisecleaning with old versions of Audacity is not recommended.
  • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kbs using the following format for the file name:

    snf051_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 snf volume, title, author's name, and your initials. There are only 4 underscores in a title!

3. SUBMIT 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: 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:
  • The link to your file you copied from the uploader.
  • 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.

  • Want to see if what you plan to record has been done already?
  • Search by keywords in the Catalog Search
    http://librivox.org/newcatalog/
  • But don't let this stop you from recording your own version!

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 Posted:: July 16th, 2017, 10:49 am 

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Welcome to the 51st 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 filled with public domain nonfiction 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.

Here's a great source for natural history, which was suggested by LibriVoxer MillionMoments. It's
the Biodiversity Heritage Library. http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/

Hathi Trust and Archive.org are good resources:

https://archive.org/
https://www.hathitrust.org/

The Nonfiction Collection also has a Wiki page with recording suggestions you might enjoy: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Short_Nonfiction_Suggestions

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Post Posted:: July 17th, 2017, 4:32 am 

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I would like to do an essay by Russell titled THE PLACE OF SCIENCE IN A LIBERAL EDUCATION

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/25447/25447-h/25447-h.htm#II


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Post Posted:: July 17th, 2017, 6:47 am 

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GerwinKramer wrote:
I would like to do an essay by Russell titled THE PLACE OF SCIENCE IN A LIBERAL EDUCATION

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/25447/25447-h/25447-h.htm#II


Hi Gerwin, Bertrand Russell's essay will be a great addition to the 51st volume of nonfiction! :) I've put you in the MW, and I'll be looking forward to it. You don't actually have to sign up before you record for this collection, but it's always nice to know what to look forward to!

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Post Posted:: July 17th, 2017, 9:00 am 

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Hi, I've recorded "The Wright Brothers and Their Problem" by C(harles) B(urleigh) Galbreath

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf051_wrightproblem_galbreath_ak_128kb.mp3

Run time is 8:05

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/38758

Thank you!
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Post Posted:: July 17th, 2017, 4:18 pm 

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HeartsandStars wrote:
Hi, I've recorded "The Wright Brothers and Their Problem" by C(harles) B(urleigh) Galbreath

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf051_wrightproblem_galbreath_ak_128kb.mp3

Run time is 8:05

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/38758

Thank you!
Andrea


Hi Andrea, Welcome to the nonfiction collection! Your reading about the Wright Bros. is PL Ok! :) You read very clearly too!

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Post Posted:: July 17th, 2017, 8:00 pm 

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Here's one from me

A Noble Life-Work After Fifty-Seven

by Isabella Webb Parks can't find dates but found a book
https://www.amazon.com/Story-Joseph-People-Classic-Reprint/dp/1330892062


https://archive.org/stream/chautauquanorga00unkngoog#page/n357/mode/1up

9:36

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_B._Packard

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf051_noblelifework_parks_cc_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 8:13 am 

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Hi Craig, Thanks! :) You're in the MW, and I will PL a little later today.

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 10:13 am 

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PL OK!

Thank you, Craig, for reading Isabella Webb Parks' eulogy to Sophia B. Packard, one of the founders of Spelman College! :) The author, Webb Parks, sounds as interesting as the two women she writes about (Packard and Giles). I couldn't find any dates for Webb Parks either, but there are quite a few mentions of her life and publications on the web, from which I pieced together this much:

Isabella Webb Parks was a leader in the Woman's Christian Temperance Movement and an editor of its newspaper, The Union Signal in the 1890's. She graduated from the Evanston (Illinois) College for Ladies, which was in existence from 1871 to 1873, and which subsequently merged with Northwestern University.

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 12:21 pm 

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Maybe I should have called it Isabella Webb Parks' eulogy to Sophia B. Packard so their names can be connected to it.

It was interesting -
Quite a few Chautauqua magazines available for non fiction collection

https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Chautauqua+Institution%22

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 2:44 pm 

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Craig,

I added Packard's name to the title, so the way it reads now is "A Noble Life-Work After Fifty-Seven: Sophia B. Packard" Personally, I like the phrase about "noble life work;" it has "snap"--the idea of meaningful work beyond age fifty (yeah!!)--plus we know to whom we're referring by mentioning Packard by name. Isabella Webb Parks' name, because she's the author, will still be linked visually to that of Packard. Does that suit you?

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Post Posted:: July 18th, 2017, 4:15 pm 

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I added Packard's name to the title, so the way it reads now is "A Noble Life-Work After Fifty-Seven: Sophia B. Packard" Personally, I like the phrase about "noble life work;" it has "snap"--the idea of meaningful work beyond age fifty (yeah!!)--plus we know to whom we're referring by mentioning Packard by name. Isabella Webb Parks' name, because she's the author, will still be linked visually to that of Packard. Does that suit you?


Yes, that suits me very well Sue :D I enjoyed reading that little section where an individual has an idea and goes for it. Good thing Miss Giles was a friend willing to go along.

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Post Posted:: July 20th, 2017, 3:56 am 

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https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf051_placeofscience_Russell_gk_128kbs.mp3


Duration: 25:45


The Place of Science in a Liberal Education
Bertrand Russell
1910


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Post Posted:: July 20th, 2017, 5:34 am 

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GerwinKramer wrote:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf051_placeofscience_Russell_gk_128kbs.mp3


Duration: 25:45


The Place of Science in a Liberal Education
Bertrand Russell
1910


Hi Gerwin,

Thank you very much for reading this essay by Bertrand Russell on "The Place of Science in a Liberal Education." What I found particularly interesting was what Russell has to say about the individual's likelihood of being satisfied with his or her "life work," depending on whether it is devoted to "the arts" or to "science." Russell, I would gather, believed that a writer's or artist's achievements are always judged against those of the past, against the masterpieces of Greece and the Renaissance, "rendering originality harder of attainment," so that "the search after originality achieves only the eccentric." In contrast, Russell says of science "the successors stand upon the shoulders of their predecessors; where one man of supreme genius has invented a method, a thousand lesser men can apply it." From which he concludes, "In art nothing worth doing can be done without genius; in science even a very moderate capacity can contribute to a supreme achievement."

Whether or not one agrees with Russell's conclusions, his arguments make for a thoughtful essay.

Your reading is PL OK! :)

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