(Open) Children's Short Works, Vol. 027 - m8b1

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Post by m8b1 » October 5th, 2018, 5:07 pm

Children's Short Works Vol. 027.
Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 027: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.
NEW READERS: Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording before submitting here, just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Then please read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.

This collection is for any children's short work in the English Language in the public domain, preferably 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. Please post here if you are unsure about public domain status.
Please submit poetry to: LibriVox Short Poetry Collection

Where can I find short works for children?
Try http://www.gutenberg.org/
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/loccs/pz
or any other place you can find some - but they must be Public Domain - many children's things on the internet are not.

Multiple versions are always welcome, so you can record a story that has been recorded before. (If the same stories are submitted twice in the same collection, we will carry the second version over to the next collection) .

You may prefer to submit your recording to one of the other more specialised short story collections.

After 15 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

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 version 2.1.1. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide. Note: Noisecleaning with earlier versions of Audacity is not recommended.

  • ID3 Tags:ID tags are no longer needed - they are now produced automatically.

  • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kbps using the following filename:
    • File Name: Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles i.e. the, a, an, and NO SPACES): csw027_shorttitleinoneword_readersinitials_128kb.mp3,
      e.g. csw027_scarletgiantbean_ge_128kb.mp3
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):
Uploader: http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: m8b1.
*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
    • Name of your story
    • Author (birth year - death year)
    • Translator if applicable (birth year - death year)
    • 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 catalogue page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalogue 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
But don't let this stop you from recording your own version!

Please don't download files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

Magic Window:



BC Admin Any questions?
Please post below
Maria

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Post by TheBookBro » October 9th, 2018, 12:59 pm

Hello,

I was wondering if I could read Very Short Stories by Mrs. W. K. Clifford as found here http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30272/30272-h/30272-h.htm

Also, if this work is acceptable, I was wondering if i should leave a pause of 5 seconds between each short story.

Thanks!

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Post by m8b1 » October 11th, 2018, 8:52 am

TheBookBro wrote:
October 9th, 2018, 12:59 pm
Hello,

I was wondering if I could read Very Short Stories by Mrs. W. K. Clifford as found here http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30272/30272-h/30272-h.htm

Also, if this work is acceptable, I was wondering if i should leave a pause of 5 seconds between each short story.

Thanks!
Hello,

My apologies for not replying sooner - I neglected to bookmark the topic when I set up the project, and only saw your post now!

If you wish to record the whole book, it would be more appropriate to set it up as a solo project.

If you wish to read select stories out of the book that is fine, but for this project, just one story per file please.

Thank you!
Maria

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Post by TheBookBro » October 11th, 2018, 2:32 pm

Here is my submission.

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Post by m8b1 » October 11th, 2018, 5:05 pm

TheBookBro wrote:
October 11th, 2018, 2:32 pm
Here is my submission.
Thank you ~ a very nice recording!

There is one minor issue. In the intro you need to say the name of the story, "Master Willie", not the name of the book it is from. If you could fix that and reupload, that would be great!
Maria

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Post by TheBookBro » October 15th, 2018, 1:22 pm

Here is the revised version of the reading. Let me know if there are any other issues :D

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw027_masterwillie_mm_128kb.mp3

Thanks!

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Post by m8b1 » October 15th, 2018, 1:49 pm

Thank you! It is PL OK now! :D
Maria

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Post by aynana08 » October 16th, 2018, 10:20 am

i would like to volunteer and choose the story -
the three evils
if this story is not read.
the three evils
is from www.gutenberg.org

please reply

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Post by m8b1 » October 16th, 2018, 11:37 am

aynana08 wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 10:20 am
i would like to volunteer and choose the story -
the three evils
if this story is not read.
the three evils
is from www.gutenberg.org

please reply
Hi,

In Short Works collections such as this, we do not do claims. You will just need record your story and submit it! As long as it is PD and a children's story, it will be acceptable for this collection. If you are unsure of it's public domain status, or if it is a children's story, feel free to ask ahead of time!

I do not know exactly which story you wish to read, as the link does not go to the exact book, so I cannot tell you if has been read before!
Maria

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Post by Nedge » October 16th, 2018, 9:39 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw027_brementownmusicians_nd_128kb.mp3 7:15

The Bremen Town Musicians
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (Grimm Brothers)
Title: Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm

Author: Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859)

Translator: Lucy Crane 1842–1882

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/19068/19068-h/19068-h.htm#illus-155
Nan Dodge

"A hundred years from now? All new people." -- Anne LaMott

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Post by m8b1 » October 17th, 2018, 6:12 am

Thank you! It is PL OK!
Maria

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Post by ColleenMc » October 28th, 2018, 11:06 am

"The Magic Waterfall" by Katherine Pyle, from Tales of Wonder and Magic

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw027_magicwaterfall_cm_128kb.mp3

Katherine Pyle (1863-1938)

https://archive.org/details/talesofwondermag00pyle/page/n9

11:20


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Post by m8b1 » October 29th, 2018, 6:45 am

Thank you! It is PL OK!
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