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Post Posted:: July 7th, 2011, 6:35 pm 
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Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 023

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

http://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-023/


This collection is dedicated to recordings of short nonfiction works on any topic in English.

Please select and record any short essay or other nonfiction piece in the 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-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 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording or 10 seconds if longer than 30 minutes.
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 free beta version 1.3.x of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide. Note: Noisecleaning with other versions of Audacity is not recommended.

  • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kpbs using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
  • File Name: (all lower case. Please omit a, the, etc from title): snf023_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials.mp3
  • ID3 Tags:
      • Title/Name: [Title]
      • Artist: [Author Name]
      • Album: LibriVox Nonfiction Collection Vol. 023

3. SUBMIT your recording:

Please upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please copy to post in this thread):
http://upload.librivox.org
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You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: jo - 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 you copied from the uploader to your file
    • Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg etext url)
    • Length in minutes and size in MB of your file
    • If this is your first Librivox recording, I will also need your name as you would like it to appear on the catalog page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalog page.

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


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(PL = Proof-Listening; PLC = Proof-listening Complete; PL OK = ready to catalog)

**Please note that the recordings in this collection will appear in the catalog in alphabetical order by title, although they will be initially entered into the magic window in the order they are submitted.

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Post Posted:: July 7th, 2011, 6:46 pm 
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bobgon55 wrote:
Hi Jo,


http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf023_declarationofindependence_jefferson_bg.mp3
The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16780
Duration: 9:50

I see there is one slot still available in this collection. If not, it can go in the next one.

Bob


Added to this collection and changed the filename and ID tag accordingly.

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Post Posted:: July 8th, 2011, 6:06 am 

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I have two for you, both from President Woodrow Wilson.

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/14811/pg14811.txt (number 12)
The liberation of a people's vital energies, an address by the president.
27 minutes, 26 seconds
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf023_liberation_wilson_pga.mp3

http://www.hillsdale.edu/images/userImages/whadra/Page_6744/CR.IX.4.pdf
Socialism and Democracy, an essay.
12 minutes 50 seconds
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf023_socialismdemocracy_wilson_pga.mp3


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Post Posted:: July 8th, 2011, 11:02 am 
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progressingamerica wrote:
I have two for you, both from President Woodrow Wilson.

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/14811/pg14811.txt (number 12)
The liberation of a people's vital energies, an address by the president.
27 minutes, 26 seconds
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf023_liberation_wilson_pga.mp3

http://www.hillsdale.edu/images/userImages/whadra/Page_6744/CR.IX.4.pdf
Socialism and Democracy, an essay.
12 minutes 50 seconds
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf023_socialismdemocracy_wilson_pga.mp3


I've added these, but used a different link for the text for the second one since I couldn't determine if the link you provided had any copyright restrictions and the link below is a webpage rather than a pdf file. Please confirm that this is the text is the same.

http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=2208

Also in future, for the gutenberg links, please provide the link to the main page for the book, i.e., www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14811 since that is the link which is used in the catalog.

Thanks :)

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Post Posted:: July 12th, 2011, 7:23 am 

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http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf023_letteraghodges_lincoln_lh.mp3

Letter to A. G. Hodges (1864), by A. Lincoln (1809-1865)


http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/3253/pg3253.txt



7.06MB 7min:21sec

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Post Posted:: July 13th, 2011, 7:11 pm 
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Thanks Beowulf. For future submissions, we use the main page link http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3253 for PG texts.

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Post Posted:: July 14th, 2011, 1:40 pm 
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Letter to A.G. Hodges:

Volume way too low (75 dB). If volume is amplified by 14 dB, it needs noise cleaning.

0:30 - missed the beginning of the text:
Quote:
TO A. G. HODGES.

EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, April 4, 1864.

A. G. HODGES, ESQ., Frankfort, Kentucky:

MY DEAR SIR:--You ask me to put in writing the substance of what I
verbally said the other day, in your presence, to Governor Bramlette and
Senator Dixon. It was about as follows:

2:40 - "I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional" sounds like "con-constitutional"

2:45 - "might become lawful, by becoming indispensable" read "in-suspensible"

3:08 - "if, to save slavery" missed the "save" and read "if, to slavery"

7:12 - didn't read "Yours truly, A. LINCOLN."

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Post Posted:: July 14th, 2011, 2:15 pm 

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Yeah, the text appears to be the same.(woodrow wilson/socialism and democracy) I didn't notice any differences.

Also, I have another file for you. This is Paul Revere's own written account of his famous ride. One if by land, two if by sea, the red coats are coming.... all of that.

Text:
http://www.paul-revere-heritage.com/ride-letter-to-Belknap.html

It's 20:55
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf023_lettertobelknap_revere_pga.mp3

I considered naming the file something to the effect of "snf023_midnightride_revere_pga.mp3" because it's probably more accurate, and easier for people to discern, but I'll leave that up to you or librivox leadership, whoever would potentially make such a decision.


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Post Posted:: July 15th, 2011, 5:47 am 

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http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf023_secondinauguraladdress_lincoln_lh.mp3

Second Inaugural Address

Abraham Lincoln

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3253

3.77MB 3min:56sec

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Post Posted:: July 15th, 2011, 7:27 am 
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Declaration of Independence: A bit on the loud side (94.4 dB) but otherwise PL OK

Socialism and Democracy:
Volume too low (84.4 dB)
About 2 seconds of silence at beginning - should be about 0.5 to 1 second

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The Liberation of a People's Vital Energies - PL OK

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Post Posted:: July 15th, 2011, 7:07 pm 

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TriciaG wrote:
Declaration of Independence: A bit on the loud side (94.4 dB) but otherwise PL OK



Tricia or Jo,

Would you like me to de-amplify and resubmit?

Bob

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Post Posted:: July 15th, 2011, 8:33 pm 
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Bob,

Since that is all it needs, I can take care of it when the collection is cataloged, but if you prefer to do it yourself, by all means go ahead. :)

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Post Posted:: July 15th, 2011, 8:41 pm 
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progressingamerica wrote:
Yeah, the text appears to be the same.(woodrow wilson/socialism and democracy) I didn't notice any differences.

Also, I have another file for you. This is Paul Revere's own written account of his famous ride. One if by land, two if by sea, the red coats are coming.... all of that.

Text:
http://www.paul-revere-heritage.com/ride-letter-to-Belknap.html

It's 20:55
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf023_lettertobelknap_revere_pga.mp3

I considered naming the file something to the effect of "snf023_midnightride_revere_pga.mp3" because it's probably more accurate, and easier for people to discern, but I'll leave that up to you or librivox leadership, whoever would potentially make such a decision.


I agree. I've changed the filename to midnightrideletter_revere_pga.mp3.

Edited to add:

Regarding the PL notes for Socialism and Democracy: I've removed the extra silence at the beginning and amplified the file. Please listen and see if it's OK with you, otherwise if you prefer to adjust this yourself and reupload the file, that's up to you.

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Post Posted:: July 15th, 2011, 8:59 pm 
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Beowulf wrote:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/snf023_secondinauguraladdress_lincoln_lh.mp3

Second Inaugural Address

Abraham Lincoln

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3253

3.77MB 3min:56sec

Beowulf


As Tricia has noted for your first file, the volume on this one is also much too low. Please try and increase your microphone input levels for your next recording. If you need help with this, there are some instructions and a link to a video showing how to do this in the wiki:

http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Audacity_1-2-3#Volume

You want to aim for a waveform in Audacity where the tops and bottoms of peaks are between 0.5 and 1.0. Let us know if you have any questions about these settings.

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