COMPLETE: Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 057 - jo

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Post by Sue Anderson » April 30th, 2018, 3:13 pm

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 057

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

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-057-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 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 stay with works that run less than 60 minutes. You may read up to 3 selections per volume. 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 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 using the following format for the file name:

    snf057_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. UPLOAD 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:

  • 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:


  • 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 » April 30th, 2018, 3:14 pm

Welcome to the 57th 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.

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/

One caveat: if you are considering material from Wikisource, please check with me first, because some of the material on Wikisource does not meet LibriVox criteria for public domain. 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!

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 30th, 2018, 7:44 pm

All set up.

And here are two from me to get the ball rolling...

The Great Alaskan Earthquakes of 1899 by Charles Davison

Part 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf057_alaskaearthquake1899_davison_jms_128kb.mp3
28:37

from Knowledge, A Monthly Record of Science Vol 38 , 1915 p. 168
Direct link text: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.c2834664?urlappend=%3Bseq=184

and Part 2 from Vol 39, p. 22

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf057_alaskaearthquake1899_2_davison_jms_128kb.mp3
10:41

Part 2 from Vol 39, p. 22
Direct link to text: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.c2834665?urlappend=%3Bseq=38
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Post by Sue Anderson » May 1st, 2018, 3:55 am

Hi Jo, Thanks for getting Vol. 57 off to such a good start with these! :) I'm looking forward to listening a little latter today.

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Post by soupy » May 1st, 2018, 12:44 pm

Part one of the Alaskan Earthquake is PLOK :thumbs:

Thanks Joe

Craig

Part two is PLOK too.

both links you submitted open to the page where the reading starts as submitted but when I put them in the MW thy open to the beginning of the book :?:

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 1st, 2018, 1:30 pm

I see what you mean, Craig. If you click on "link to text" in the MW, you end up at an index page, not the article. I'll ask Jo.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » May 1st, 2018, 8:48 pm

Thanks for the PL, Craig. I'll see what I can do with the links. They are getting cut off when accessed from the MW due to the ? in the link. If the link works in the catalog, it won't matter in MW.

Just checked and they do work from the catalog page so they can be left as they are in the MW. :)
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Post by soupy » May 2nd, 2018, 5:12 pm

The Virgin Averse to Matrimony

by Erasmus

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/14031/pg14031-images.html

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf057_virginaverse_erasmus_cc_128kb.mp3

30:08

How can I marry her if she enters a convent :?:
EUBULUS

u-bu'-lus (Euboulos, literally, "of good counsel," 2 Timothy 4:21):

One of the members of the church in Rome at the time of Paul's second imprisonment in that city.

The apostle mentions how, at his first answer to the charges brought against him at the emperor's tribunal, the Roman Christians as a whole proved disloyal to him "no one took my part, but all forsook me" (2 Timothy 4:16). In these circumstances when the desertion of Paul by the Christians in Rome was so disheartening, it is pleasing to find that there were some among them who were true, and Eubulus was one of these. Paul therefore in writing the last of all his epistles sends to Timothy a greeting from Eubulus.

Nothing more is known in regard to Eubulus. As his name is Greek, he was probably a Gentile by birth.
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Post by Sue Anderson » May 2nd, 2018, 6:03 pm

soupy wrote:
May 2nd, 2018, 5:12 pm
The Virgin Averse to Matrimony

Craig
Thank you, Craig! :) Since it's getting late here, I'm gong to wait to PL this until tomorrow.

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 4th, 2018, 3:00 pm

soupy wrote:
May 2nd, 2018, 5:12 pm
The Virgin Averse to Matrimony

by Erasmus

Craig
Hi Craig, Thanks for this interesting debate on the topic of marriage vs. convent life. It brought to mind Dava Sobel's fascinating book Galileo's Daughter, which utilizes the letters written by Maria Celeste to her father Galileo from the convent where she was cloistered.

There are just a few spots that you might want to revise:

Right at the beginning, when you say "A virgin averse to Matrimony," you left out the next words: "will needs be a Nun."

2:36 "What was the meaning you sat sighing at Supper so?" You left out the word "What"

27:39 "even to contemn one's parents." (you said "condemn")

All in all, a lively dialog!

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Post by soupy » May 4th, 2018, 5:07 pm

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 4th, 2018, 5:43 pm

Thanks, Craig, PL OK now! :)

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Post by soupy » May 6th, 2018, 10:35 am

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 6th, 2018, 12:17 pm

soupy wrote:
May 6th, 2018, 10:35 am
Of Things and Words by Erasmus
The colloquies of Erasmus. v.2 p. 132

Craig
Hi Craig, Thanks for contributing Erasmus' "Of Things and Words" to vol. 57. It is PL Ok.

I can't think that I had actually been exposed to Erasmus' colloquies before, although his name obviously came up in college "Western Civ" courses. His style and arguments are timeless! There are some other colloquies in the volume you cited that would be great reads for the Nonfiction Collection. I dipped into the one titled "The Assembly or Parliament of Women" and couldn't stop till I had finished it! Erasmus' sense of humor was on high display there.

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Post by soupy » May 6th, 2018, 5:01 pm

I found his books and liked them - He was a very clear thinker and nice man - he was a Catholic Priest and Doctor of Divinity who tried to help people make good decisions. He also translated the New Testament into Greek.

His idea of The Thing Itself is a very influential idea.
Thanks Sue.

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