[Complete] Travel Collection - lt

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by KevinS » May 16th, 2019, 10:43 am

Travel Collection: Short Non-fiction by Various ( - 0).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/travel-collection-short-non-fiction-by-various/

A collection of short, non-fiction travel memoirs or guides written in, or translated into, English. Material covered might be a museum, a village or town, or a particular voyage or train journey, or other travelogues of potential interest to listeners. All works must be in the public domain. ( KevinS)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): Various
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



    Magic Window:



    BC Admin
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Various) : n/a
  • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 10
  • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
  • Original publication date (if known):
  • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Travel & Geography

Keywords that describe the book:

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[*]The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
START of recording (Intro):
"Title of piece, by author. Travel Collection 1. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
Say:
"Title of piece"

END of recording
At the end of the section, say:
"End of Title of piece"
If you wish, say:
"Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"

There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

[*]Example filename travelcollectionshortnonfiction_##_various_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. travelcollectionshortnonfiction_01_various_128kb.mp3)

[*]Example ID3 V2 tags
Artist: Various
Title: ## - [Section title]
Album: Travel Collection: Short Non-fiction


Transfer of files (completed recordings)
Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
  • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader Image
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  • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: lt - Lynnet
  • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
  • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

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E agora, José?

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Post by KevinS » May 16th, 2019, 10:45 am

What is posted above will have to be modified, of course, to fit the particular circumstances. The template was very helpful, but not entirely comprehensive. (Or perhaps it's simply my ignorance.)

Would this concept, at least, be a possibility? I'd be most willing to apply myself to its success.

EDIT:

It may be that a reader would prefer being given suggestions as to what might be recorded.

As an example, any chapter from Domestic Manners of the Americans, by Fanny Trollope, is interesting.

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/10345/pg10345-images.html


Another suggestion would be any letter from Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's collection Rambles in Germany and Italy.

https://archive.org/details/ramblesingerman00shelgoog/page/n7
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Post by Lynnet » May 16th, 2019, 1:02 pm

I can help you with this, Kevin. As you say, the template doesn't really satisfy the requirements of a collection like this, but it's a starting point. Would you want it something like a Coffee Break Collection, only with longer pieces (Coffee Breaks are 15 minutes or less)?
Help us finish:

Mary Anerley by R.D. Blackmore 30+ sections remaining
Stories by Foreign Authors -German Authors 2 sections remaining

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Post by KevinS » May 16th, 2019, 1:03 pm

Lynnet wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 1:02 pm
I can help you with this, Kevin. As you say, the template doesn't really satisfy the requirements of a collection like this, but it's a starting point. Would you want it something like a Coffee Break Collection, only with longer pieces (Coffee Breaks are 15 minutes or less)?
Yes, please. Your help will be much, much appreciated!
E agora, José?

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Post by Lynnet » May 16th, 2019, 1:20 pm

I have set up the MW.
Are you planning to DPL yourself or ask someone else?

You will need to edit the first post. You can click on the pencil at the top right to do that.
I suggest looking at a Coffee Break Collection to see how I edited that: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=74637&hilit=coffee+break
Although there is no text, you may wish to point readers in the direction of a few possible texts (maybe by searching Project Gutenberg).
You say there is a limit of 70 minutes... please make that a hard limit. We have found listeners tend to prefer sections under 60 minutes long.
It would be a good idea to shorten the file name -- shorter names invite fewer errors! (travelcollection01 would be ideal but your choice, just don't change it once the files start coming in). Note there are two places you need to change it.

We will also need details of the author and text to add to the metadata. If its a well-known author who is already in the catalogue, we just need the name, but if it's "Joe Smith", we need more info, so he can be added.
I think that's it for now, but if you have questions, please ask!

Hmm I just see you set this up as a solo... was that intentional?
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Post by KevinS » May 16th, 2019, 1:34 pm

Solo? No, that was my mistake. Apologies.

What I would like is that various people contribute just one section for each collection. Would that be all right?

And I can set the upper time limit to an hour if that's what you recommend.
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Post by KevinS » May 16th, 2019, 1:39 pm

I thought I would give PLing a try and will stick to it through this collection. If a second collection is permitted, or desired, then I may ask for further help at that time.
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Post by Lynnet » May 16th, 2019, 2:20 pm

I have added you as DPL, so you shouldn't get a flurry of volunteers :lol: I suggest you read this guide if you haven't already https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Guide_for_Proof-listeners

I have also changed the project to collaborative and edited the first post accordingly. The intro and outro are different for solos; and you also want different information in a collection. You can edit the wording if you don't like it, but that's basically what you need.
Help us finish:

Mary Anerley by R.D. Blackmore 30+ sections remaining
Stories by Foreign Authors -German Authors 2 sections remaining

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Post by KevinS » May 16th, 2019, 2:25 pm

Lynnet wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 2:20 pm
I have added you as DPL, so you shouldn't get a flurry of volunteers :lol: I suggest you read this guide if you haven't already https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Guide_for_Proof-listeners

I have also changed the project to collaborative and edited the first post accordingly. The intro and outro are different for solos; and you also want different information in a collection. You can edit the wording if you don't like it, but that's basically what you need.
Thank you so very much!

I'll try to make you proud!
E agora, José?

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Post by KevinS » May 16th, 2019, 3:09 pm

E agora, José?

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Post by Lynnet » May 16th, 2019, 3:59 pm

KevinS wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Tour the world, in minutes!

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/travelcollectionshortnonfiction_01_various_128kb.mp3

18:34

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/7187/7187-h/7187-h.htm#link2H_4_0001

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Dean_Howells (1837-1920)

As I have recorded the first piece, might someone volunteer to PL, please?
If no one else volunteers, I should be able to PL tomorrow.
In the meantime, you have more work to do! You need to enter the metadata...
In the section compiler (the MW), alongside each section, you will see a magnifying glass on the left hand side. Click on that and you get a grid at the top (it always appears at the top, even when adding later sections). Start typing the author's last name and if your guy's name comes up, click on it and he will be added to the metadata. Then copy and paste the text link into the "source" box and hit 'add'. Don't worry about the other boxes... they get filled in at cataloguing.
If your guy's name doesn't show, still add the source, and let me know. I will have to add him to the catalog... which is why I will need all the info I can get, so I add the right person. A Wikipedia link is the most helpful.
You will need to do that each time a section is submitted. It makes it searchable, so someone listens to something by Howells and says "I wonder what else he wrote?"...
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Post by KevinS » May 16th, 2019, 4:29 pm

Thank you.

Right-o. I'll get to work.
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Post by KevinS » May 17th, 2019, 3:39 am

It may be that a reader would prefer being given suggestions as to what might be recorded.

As an example, any chapter from Domestic Manners of the Americans, by Fanny Trollope, is interesting.

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/10345/pg10345-images.html
E agora, José?

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Post by KevinS » May 17th, 2019, 3:56 am

Another suggestion would be any letter from Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's collection Rambles in Germany and Italy.

https://archive.org/details/ramblesingerman00shelgoog/page/n7
E agora, José?

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Post by Lynnet » May 17th, 2019, 10:53 am

If you add text suggestions to the first post, they won't get lost in the thread 8-)
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