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Post Posted:: July 12th, 2015, 2:25 pm 

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Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 039

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

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-039/


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 no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording. Add 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 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 128kpbs using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
  • File Name: (all lower case. Please omit a, the, etc from title): snf039_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3
  • ID3 Tags: (NOTE: ID3 tags are now optional - they are added automatically during cataloging)
      • Title/Name: [Title]
      • Artist: [Author Name]
      • Album: LibriVox Nonfiction Collection Vol. 039

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!

5. 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 than this, 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 12th, 2015, 2:26 pm 

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Welcome to the 39th 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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MW has been added, Sue. :)

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Post Posted:: July 13th, 2015, 5:16 am 
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First! :D
Japaan! :mrgreen:

The Constitution of Japan 1946
by ?
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/612
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https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf039_constitutionjapan1946_ava_128kb.mp3

I hope it's not too boring for you, Sue... :oops:

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Post Posted:: July 13th, 2015, 9:34 am 

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Availle wrote:
First! :D
Japaan! :mrgreen:

The Constitution of Japan 1946
by ?
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/612
41:50
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf039_constitutionjapan1946_ava_128kb.mp3

I hope it's not too boring for you, Sue... :oops:


First again, Availle! I like your get-up-and-go. Your reading choices are always invigorating, and I'm sure I'll find listening worth the while. Thank you for contributing to volume 39! :)

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Post Posted:: July 13th, 2015, 10:42 am 

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Hurrah, a new collection!

I have question to puzzle you! I would like to record a (very) short piece at some point for this collection. It's a one-paragraph review/notice of a musical performance in The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular, 1 March 1863. It's of a performance by Alice Mangold, an author I'm interested in, who was a pianist before she became a full-time writer. The piece is unsigned.

How would you like me to read the title of the piece and the author? 'Hanover Square Rooms' by anonymous? Something else entirely? If it's any help, the review is here:

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044044293231;view=1up;seq=25

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PL OK, Availle! :)

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Post Posted:: July 13th, 2015, 12:19 pm 

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Newgatenovelist wrote:
Hurrah, a new collection!

I have question to puzzle you! I would like to record a (very) short piece at some point for this collection. It's a one-paragraph review/notice of a musical performance in The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular, 1 March 1863. It's of a performance by Alice Mangold, an author I'm interested in, who was a pianist before she became a full-time writer. The piece is unsigned.

How would you like me to read the title of the piece and the author? 'Hanover Square Rooms' by anonymous? Something else entirely? If it's any help, the review is here:

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044044293231;view=1up;seq=25

Erin


Oooh, a soirée . . . I like that. Why not read the title as "Miss Alice Mangold's Soirée Musicale, a Review from the The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular, March 1, 1863?" (or some variant thereof that pleases you).

Yes, the author in the catalog will probably read "Anonymous", but in the catalog description we also include "key words" that relate to the readings, and we can name the Musical Times there. Your spoken introduction can be more descriptive.

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Post Posted:: July 14th, 2015, 11:12 am 

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And here it is! Thank you for such a quick response. It made sense, and hopefully giving a more complete title will help listeners who might be searching for some of the keywords.

Miss Alice Mangold's Soiree Musicale, an Unsigned Review from The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular, March 1, 1863

MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf039_missalicemangoldssoiree_anonymous_el_128kb.mp3

Text: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044044293231;view=1up;seq=25

Duration: 1.47

Thanks for letting me do this. It was quite a find (for me, at least). I've read some of her writing from later in her career, but this was a little window into her performing life, when she was still just short of her nineteenth birthday, fighting to make a living from her musical gifts.


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Newgatenovelist wrote:
And here it is! Thank you for such a quick response. It made sense, and hopefully giving a more complete title will help listeners who might be searching for some of the keywords.

Miss Alice Mangold's Soiree Musicale, an Unsigned Review from The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular, March 1, 1863

MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf039_missalicemangoldssoiree_anonymous_el_128kb.mp3

Text: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044044293231;view=1up;seq=25

Duration: 1.47

Thanks for letting me do this. It was quite a find (for me, at least). I've read some of her writing from later in her career, but this was a little window into her performing life, when she was still just short of her nineteenth birthday, fighting to make a living from her musical gifts.


Hi there, Erin, Thanks for contributing this reading about Alice Mangold's piano recital. It is PL OK! :) Actually, I am quite fond of these tidbits that highlight authors that people are reading for LibriVox, and the Nonfiction Collection is just the place to put them! I see that you just finished reading a novel, Entrapped, by Alice Mangold Diehl: https://librivox.org/entrapped-by-alice-mangold-diehl/. You've already had 1166 downloads, according to archive.org. Congratulations; that's great! I must say in passing that the CD cover for your book was beautifully crafted by one of the unsung heroes of LibriVox, Kathryn Delaney. Kathryn made the first cover I ever had for one of my readings (Leander Stillwell's Story of a Common Soldier) back in 2009, and I was absolutely enthralled by it; I'm sure that that cover, alone, made me want to continue reading for LibriVox. Yeah, Kathryn!

So we all pull together to make LibriVox a success. . . Back to your Alice Mangold, I see she also has some nonfiction books that look quite interesting. Archive.org has Musical Memories (1897), with portraits of Chopin and George Sand. . . So, here's hoping we hear more about Miss Mangold from you in the near future!

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Post Posted:: July 15th, 2015, 10:20 am 

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Hi there, Erin, Thanks for contributing this reading about Alice Mangold's piano recital. It is PL OK! :) Actually, I am quite fond of these tidbits that highlight authors that people are reading for LibriVox, and the Nonfiction Collection is just the place to put them! I see that you just finished reading a novel, Entrapped, by Alice Mangold Diehl: https://librivox.org/entrapped-by-alice-mangold-diehl/. You've already had 1166 downloads, according to archive.org. Congratulations; that's great! I must say in passing that the CD cover for your book was beautifully crafted by one of the unsung heroes of LibriVox, Kathryn Delaney. Kathryn made the first cover I ever had for one of my readings (Leander Stillwell's Story of a Common Soldier) back in 2009, and I was absolutely enthralled by it; I'm sure that that cover, alone, made me want to continue reading for LibriVox. Yeah, Kathryn!

So we all pull together to make LibriVox a success. . . Back to your Alice Mangold, I see she also has some nonfiction books that look quite interesting. Archive.org has Musical Memories (1897), with portraits of Chopin and George Sand. . . So, here's hoping we hear more about Miss Mangold from you in the near future!


I know, isn't the cover gorgeous?

It's funny you mentioned Musical Memories, because I've started recording it. It's a fascinating book, filled with all sorts of cosmopolitan people and historical stories, which actually why it's going so slowly. I'm certainly getting lots of pronunciation practice between the French place names, musical terms, Italian artists and stray Greek words! I think a bit more of her fiction is likely to be catalogued first...


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Post Posted:: July 24th, 2015, 8:23 pm 

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Here is a reading from me.

To a Stranger
Martin Luther 1483-1546

9'45"
https://archive.org/stream/lettersofmartinl00luth#page/176/mode/1up

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf039_toastranger_luther_cc_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: July 25th, 2015, 7:31 am 

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soupy wrote:
Here is a reading from me.

To a Stranger
Martin Luther 1483-1546

9'45"


Thanks, Soupy! I'll listen a little later today.

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Post Posted:: July 25th, 2015, 10:49 am 

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soupy wrote:
Here is a reading from me.

To a Stranger
Martin Luther 1483-1546

9'45"

Soupy, your reading from Martin Luther is PL OK! :) Some wise advice there, I thought. "Where the preaching is good and full of consolation, there are sure to be tender consciences and joyful hearts. . ."

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Post Posted:: July 25th, 2015, 3:20 pm 

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Thanks for listening Sue. If you need someone to pl I can help.

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