(Complete) Children's Short Works, Vol. 028 - m8b1

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Post by m8b1 » February 15th, 2019, 7:23 am

Children's Short Works Vol. 028.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/childrens-short-works-vol-028-by-various/
Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 028: 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): csw028_shorttitleinoneword_readersinitials_128kb.mp3,
      e.g. csw028_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!

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Post by Foon » March 1st, 2019, 5:45 am

Hi Maria,
Here's my submission:

"The Black Cats and the Tinker's Wife" by Margaret Baker (1890-?)
14:07
https://archive.org/details/blackcatstinkers00bake
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw028_blackcatstinkerswife_fh_128kb.mp3
Foon


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by m8b1 » March 1st, 2019, 12:14 pm

Thank you! It is PL OK!

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Post by DavidSweeneyBear » March 5th, 2019, 5:10 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/scw028_thehappyprince_dsb_128kb.mp3

The Happy Prince - Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30120

22:19 20.4MB

Read by David Sweeney-Bear https://dsbaudio.com
David Sweeney-Bear, Audiobook narrator and producer: https://dsbaudio.com ; https://www.acx.com/narrator?p=A1K550PF11LTDZ

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Post by m8b1 » March 5th, 2019, 7:14 am

Thank you, David! It is PL OK!

Here is a link to your catalog page, where you can keep track of what you have recorded and signed up for: https://librivox.org/reader/13195

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Post by DavidSweeneyBear » March 5th, 2019, 9:44 am

m8b1 wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 7:14 am
Thank you, David! It is PL OK!

Here is a link to your catalog page, where you can keep track of what you have recorded and signed up for: https://librivox.org/reader/13195
Thanks Maria... i'm new to this so i'll ask a daft question: what does PL ok mean?
David Sweeney-Bear, Audiobook narrator and producer: https://dsbaudio.com ; https://www.acx.com/narrator?p=A1K550PF11LTDZ

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Post by m8b1 » March 5th, 2019, 10:06 am

DavidSweeneyBear wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 9:44 am
Thanks Maria... i'm new to this so i'll ask a daft question: what does PL ok mean?
It means "Proof listening okay". Basically I have listened to the file and didn't find anything that needed to be fixed. :-)
If you do have edits needed for a section, usually the proof listener (Pl'er) will write some thing like:
PL Notes chapter 1: Repeat @ 15:21, etc.,

PL is always Proof listen, proof listened, proof listener, or something to that affect.

Here is a list of the common abbreviations you will see around here:

MW = Magic Window (the box in the first post)
PL = Proof Listener
DPL = Dedicated Proof Listener (Someone who will commit to proof listen to an entire project)
BC = Book Coordinator (the person who runs a project)
MC = Meta Coordinator (that is who catalogs the project - me in this case)
PG = Project Gutenberg

I try not to use abbreviations with new readers too much, as I know it can be confusing! :D

https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Glossary

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Post by phileasfogg » March 12th, 2019, 4:56 pm

Hi, I´m not english native speaker but i wanted to read this tale. The name of the tale is "Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse" is an English Fairy Tale recolected by Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916)
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw028_titty_vev_128kb.mp3
The duration is 8:07
The source is https://archive.org/details/englishfairytal00unkngoog/page/n160
I hope it serves!
Thank you
Victor
One book to rule them all and in the Public Domain bind them

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Post by m8b1 » March 12th, 2019, 5:11 pm

phileasfogg wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Hi, I´m not english native speaker but i wanted to read this tale. The name of the tale is "Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse" is an English Fairy Tale recolected by Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916)
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw028_titty_vev_128kb.mp3
The duration is 8:07
The source is https://archive.org/details/englishfairytal00unkngoog/page/n160
I hope it serves!
Thank you
Victor
Thank you, Victor ~ nice job! It is PL OK!

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Post by pmessina » March 23rd, 2019, 6:17 pm

Hello,

I just posted The Story of Blixie Bimber and the Power of the Gold Buckskin Whincher. This is my first reading. Any advice most welcome.

Paula Messina

Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw028_thestoryofblixiebimber_pm_128kb.mp3
Title: The Story of Blixie Bimber and the Gold Buckskin Wincher (Rootabaga Stories)
Author: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
Translator: N/A
Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/27085/27085-h/27085-h.htm
Length: 6:41
MB: 6.12
Reader: Paula Messina

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Post by m8b1 » March 24th, 2019, 11:30 am

pmessina wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 6:17 pm
Hello,

I just posted The Story of Blixie Bimber and the Power of the Gold Buckskin Whincher. This is my first reading. Any advice most welcome.

Paula Messina

Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw028_thestoryofblixiebimber_pm_128kb.mp3
Title: The Story of Blixie Bimber and the Gold Buckskin Wincher (Rootabaga Stories)
Author: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
Translator: N/A
Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/27085/27085-h/27085-h.htm
Length: 6:41
MB: 6.12
Reader: Paula Messina
Hi Paula,

Welcome to Librivox!

Nice job!

The only issue I found is that at the very beginning there is over four seconds before you start, and in that time it sounds like something dropped on the floor. If you could cut out the noise and make it about a 1/2 second to a second before the recording begins, and then re-upload, that would be great!

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Post by pmessina » March 24th, 2019, 1:55 pm

Nancy,

Thank you for your kind words.

I think I deleted enough time.

What is involved in being a listener?

Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw028_thestoryofblixiebimber_pm_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw028_thestoryofblixiebimber_pm_128kb.mp3
Title: The Story of Blixie Bimber and the Gold Buckskin Whincher (Rootabaga Stories)
Author: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
Translator: N/A
Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/27085/27085-h/27085-h.htm
Length: 6:41
MB: 6.50
Reader: Paula Messina

Paula

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Post by m8b1 » March 24th, 2019, 4:31 pm

Thank you Paula, it is PL OK! :-)

Anyone can proof listen ~ and we always need volunteers!

Here are a couple of links on what is involved and how to do it:
viewtopic.php?p=318667#p318667
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Guide_for_Proof-listeners

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Post by Citrus8805 » April 16th, 2019, 6:15 pm

I don't see the names of the chapters to read. Pls update. Citrus8805

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Post by m8b1 » April 16th, 2019, 6:25 pm

Citrus8805 wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 6:15 pm
I don't see the names of the chapters to read. Pls update. Citrus8805
Hi,

This is a collection, not one book, where you submit any public domain children's short work. There are no specific texts - it is whatever the reader chooses to record. Please read the first post in this thread for more details.

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