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Post Posted:: June 10th, 2014, 9:23 am 

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Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 035

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

http://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-035-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: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Short_Nonfiction_Suggestions


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-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): snf035_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3
  • ID3 Tags:
      • Title/Name: [Title]
      • Artist: [Author Name]
      • Album: LibriVox Nonfiction Collection Vol. 035

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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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 you copied from the uploader to your file
    • Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg or other etext url. NOTE: If posting a Gutenberg link please provide the link to the download page, e.g. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/# where # is the PG 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 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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Post Posted:: June 10th, 2014, 9:24 am 

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Welcome to the 35th 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.

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:: June 11th, 2014, 3:35 pm 

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This is "The Prologue to the Epistle to the Romans" by Martin Luther translated by Thomas F Lockyer:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf035_prologuetoromans_luther_ajc_128kb.mp3
Duration 56m 48s
52.0 MB.
The text for this is at
https://archive.org/stream/paullutherwesley00lock#page/331/mode/1up


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Post Posted:: June 11th, 2014, 4:41 pm 

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English Andrew wrote:
This is "The Prologue to the Epistle to the Romans" by Martin Luther translated by Thomas F Lockyer:

Hello English Andrew, Thanks so much for contributing this fine reading to Volume 35! :)

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Post Posted:: June 12th, 2014, 5:37 pm 

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English Andrew wrote:
This is "The Prologue to the Epistle to the Romans" by Martin Luther translated by Thomas F Lockyer:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf035_prologuetoromans_luther_ajc_128kb.mp3
Duration 56m 48s
52.0 MB.
The text for this is at
https://archive.org/stream/paullutherwesley00lock#page/331/mode/1up


Hi English Andrew,

Very nice. :clap: Volume is a bit low at 84.1dB, should be ~89dB. Except for the low volume, PL is okay. I'll spot check when completed.


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Post Posted:: June 13th, 2014, 2:14 pm 

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Re-uploaded at
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf035_prologuetoromans_luther_ajc_128kb.mp3
If I've done it right it should be amplified. I had amplified it as far as Audacity would let me because I didn't know about the Compressor tool. Having found and watched the video I've now tried applying it and then amplifying. Hope it's better.


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Post Posted:: June 13th, 2014, 2:20 pm 

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Hi English Andrew,

Perfect :thumbs: 90.6dB :clap:

PL is okay.

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Post Posted:: June 13th, 2014, 3:27 pm 

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A great start to Vol. 35!! :9: Thanks English Andrew and Hugh!

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Post Posted:: June 20th, 2014, 7:24 pm 
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A good length recording this time, fitting perfectly in my science addiction:

Is the Sun Becoming Colder or Hotter?
by Lord Kelvin
from: https://archive.org/details/jstor-40667031

24:20
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf035_sunhottercolder_kelvin_ava_128kb.mp3

Another one done from my list, a million more to come... :roll:

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Post Posted:: June 21st, 2014, 7:48 am 

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Availle wrote:
A good length recording this time, fitting perfectly in my science addiction:

Is the Sun Becoming Colder or Hotter?
by Lord Kelvin
Another one done from my list, a million more to come... :roll:


Hi Availle, Thanks for your contribution! When I came to the part where Lord Kelvin, conjecturing about different ways the sun could have been formed, has 29 million solid globes, each the size of the moon, falling toward the center and in the course of half an hour melting to a few million degrees centigrade--well what came into my mind was this: ask Availle what would happen if the number of solid globes had been one less than 29 million? . . . :mrgreen: A mind expanding read! :)

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Post Posted:: June 22nd, 2014, 5:19 pm 

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How to Swim
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Healthful Sports for Boys, by Alfred Rochefort (born 1844, no death listed on PG)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6129
32:11
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf035_howtoswim_rochefort_bt_128kb.mp3
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Post Posted:: June 22nd, 2014, 8:00 pm 

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BellonaTimes wrote:
How to Swim
from
Healthful Sports for Boys, by Alfred Rochefort (born 1844, no death listed on PG)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6129
32:11
8-)


Hi Bellona Times, Thanks for your contribution to Vol. 35. :) The first sentence of Rochefort's essay ("Every animal, except man, can swim naturally on finding itself in the water for the first time . . .") brought to my mind an interesting article in the NYTimes a couple of days ago on "infant survival swim training" with pictures of babies learning to swim before they can walk ( http://nyti.ms/1pTisXr )

Healthful Sports for Boys looks like a fun book--lots of interesting chapters, marbles, kites, hop scotch and much more. Good for some more reads!

It looks like the author's full name is Alfred Rochefort Calhoun (1844-1912). I'll do some more checking to be sure.

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Post Posted:: June 23rd, 2014, 8:31 pm 

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Availle wrote:
A good length recording this time, fitting perfectly in my science addiction:

Is the Sun Becoming Colder or Hotter?
by Lord Kelvin
from: https://archive.org/details/jstor-40667031

24:20
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf035_sunhottercolder_kelvin_ava_128kb.mp3

Another one done from my list, a million more to come... :roll:



Hi Availle,

PL is okay. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: June 23rd, 2014, 8:31 pm 

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BellonaTimes wrote:
How to Swim
from
Healthful Sports for Boys, by Alfred Rochefort (born 1844, no death listed on PG)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6129
32:11
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf035_howtoswim_rochefort_bt_128kb.mp3
8-)


Hi BT,

PL is okay. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: June 24th, 2014, 3:17 am 

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Thanks, Hugh! :)

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