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Post by Sue Anderson » January 1st, 2019, 9:41 am

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 063

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

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-063-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 1924). 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:

    snf063_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 » January 1st, 2019, 9:42 am

Welcome to the 63rd 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!

Sue (Book Coordinator, Short Nonfiction Collection)

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Post by Grothmann » January 1st, 2019, 10:06 pm

Hi:

This was sandbagged from last year.



The Right To Take Oneself Off
By Ambrose Bierce
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 9:50

Gutenberg File
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/25304/25304-h/25304-h.htm#link2H_4_0058

LV file
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf063_takeoneselfoff_bierce_dg_128kb.mp3


Thanks
Dale

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 2nd, 2019, 7:53 am

Grothmann wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 10:06 pm
Hi:
This was sandbagged from last year.

The Right To Take Oneself Off
By Ambrose Bierce

Thanks
Dale
Hi Dale, Thank you for your contribution to volume 63! :)

From Bierce's essay: "The ethics of suicide is not a simple matter..."

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Post by soupy » January 2nd, 2019, 1:57 pm

Thanks Dale. Many were for suicide but they didn't commit it. Ambrose Bierce disappeared in 1913.

PLOK
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Post by TriciaG » January 2nd, 2019, 6:37 pm

Title: Letter on Corpulence: Addressed to the Public (3rd Edition)
Author: William Banting, 1797-1878 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Banting
Source: https://archive.org/details/letteroncorpulen00bant/page/n3
Uploader link: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf063_corpulence_banting_tg_128kb.mp3
Length: 53:43

This was a 2016 book suggestion - one of the first recommendations for a low-sugar diet.

My original recording / text source was 34 minutes, but then I read the Wikipedia article on Banting, and they linked to a later edition that had more addenda. So I tacked on another 18 minutes' recording. :roll:
Nonfiction: Human Radiation Experiments HERE
Insomnia Collection!
Experiences in the Panama Canal Zone during construction: Zone Policeman 88

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 2nd, 2019, 8:13 pm

TriciaG wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 6:37 pm
Title: Letter on Corpulence: Addressed to the Public (3rd Edition)
Author: William Banting, 1797-1878 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Banting

This was a 2016 book suggestion - one of the first recommendations for a low-sugar diet.

My original recording / text source was 34 minutes, but then I read the Wikipedia article on Banting, and they linked to a later edition that had more addenda. So I tacked on another 18 minutes' recording. :roll:
Many thanks for this, Tricia! :) It looks like a perfect read for all those people with New Years' resolutions to loose weight!
From William Banting: "I am now nearly 66 years of age, about 5 feet 5 inches in stature, and, in August last (1862), weighed 202 lbs.... I now weigh 167 lbs., showing a diminution of something like l lb. per week since August..."

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Post by soupy » January 3rd, 2019, 9:36 am

Banter's letter on corpulence is PLOK :thumbs:
Thanks Tricia :D

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Post by TriciaG » January 3rd, 2019, 4:28 pm

FYI, Sue, Banting is now in the author database. :)
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Post by Sue Anderson » January 3rd, 2019, 6:53 pm

Thanks, Tricia! :)

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Post by soupy » January 3rd, 2019, 7:03 pm

Such books are mirrors: when an ape peers into them, no apostle can be looking out. Lichtenberg
The question is asked in ignorance, by one who does not even know what can have led him to ask it.
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Post by Sue Anderson » January 3rd, 2019, 8:20 pm

soupy wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 7:03 pm
Preparation For a Christian Life IV The Pause (1) by Soren Kierkegaard

Craig

Hi Craig,
Thanks for continuing with your collection of Kierkegaard's writings in translation by Hollander. :) Your reading is PL OK!

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Post by Grothmann » January 4th, 2019, 9:49 pm

Hi:

This one is not only archaic but arcane. I love it. The wording is very unusual, and he used Latin, Greek, and Hebrew throughout. (I asked some scholar friends of mine about the pronunciations of some of the forign words.) But if one is into Templar Lore, this is an excellent explanation of what happened to them.


Knight Kadosh
By Albert Pike
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 28:55

Gutenberg File--
http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/19447/pg19447-images.html

LV File—
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf063_xxxknightkadosh_pike_dg_128kb.mp3


Albert Pike Wikipedia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Pike
also
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigadier_General_Albert_Pike

Good listening, Craig, and thanks

Dale

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 5th, 2019, 6:55 am

Grothmann wrote:
January 4th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Hi:

This one is not only archaic but arcane. I love it. The wording is very unusual, and he used Latin, Greek, and Hebrew throughout. (I asked some scholar friends of mine about the pronunciations of some of the forign words.) But if one is into Templar Lore, this is an excellent explanation of what happened to them.


Knight Kadosh
By Albert Pike

Good listening, Craig, and thanks

Dale
Hi Dale, Thanks for your contribution! :) Pike sounds like he led an interesting life.

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Post by soupy » January 5th, 2019, 8:44 am

Thanks Dale :D That seems like a good book to peruse.
A few errors noted.

3:51 This idea presided at the foundation of the great religious orders, so often at war with the secular authorities, ecclesiastical or civil. Its realization was also the dream of the dissident sects of Gnostics or Illuminati who pretended to connect their faith with the primitive tradition of the Christianity of Saint John. – you mispronounced Illuminati – illuminari -- it's only used once and is a very common idea today.

9:03 and the Apostolate of Kabalistic Gnosticism was vested in its chiefs. – you read apostates

15:19 Moreover, the Templars were in general uneducated, and capable only of wielding the sword, with no qualifications for governing, and at need enchaining, that queen of the world called Opinion." Forgot to read and capable only of wielding the sword

You have 12 seconds of silence at the end – we need only 5 seconds of silence at the end

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