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Post by Sue Anderson » August 16th, 2019, 5:02 pm

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 069

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

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-069-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," 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 2 selections per volume. There is no need to "sign-up" before recording; as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. Multiple versions are welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)

After 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. The uploader will add the mp.3 to the end of your file name when it uploads. Please use the format shown. Your file name should have this format before you upload it:

    snf069_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb

    After it is uploaded, it should have this format:
    https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf069_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3
  • Keep the file name short! Use just a word or two to identfy the title. Omit "a," "the," etc. Don't 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 last name, and your initials. There are only 4 underscores in a file name!
3. UPLOAD your recording:
  • Upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader: http://librivox.org/login/uploader. When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - copy and post it to the current nonfiction thread. If you don't post 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 » August 16th, 2019, 5:03 pm

Welcome to the 69th 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 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/

The Linda Hall Science, Engineering, and Technology Library has some unique items in its Digital Collection https://www.lindahall.org/collections/

Sourcing your recording from Wikisource is NOT recommended.

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!

Please note: There is a limit of two selections per reader for this volume of Short Nonfiction.

Please check the "vitals" of your recording with Checker https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker before sending it up to the Nonfiction Collection! :) Checker is an easy to use "open source tool that looks for common problems with recordings for LibriVox... Checker saves time by checking contributions for common issues before files are uploaded." Thanks! :) :)

Sue (Book Coordinator, Short Nonfiction Collection)

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Post by Availle » August 16th, 2019, 5:45 pm

Cheers,
Ava.

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Post by Sue Anderson » August 16th, 2019, 7:12 pm

Thank you, Availle, for starting off volume 069 with this timely piece, a sure reminder of Nature's power! :) Isacc Titsingh's description of the destruction of the villages and loss of human life in the eruption of 1783 is really heart rending. "Several rivers became dry... over the river Tane-gawa, the black muddy water ... boiled up violently. An immense quantity of red-hot stones floating on the surface gave it the appearance of a torrent of fire..."

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Post by Availle » August 17th, 2019, 5:29 am

This eruption (together with the one of Mt. Iwaki in April of the same year) worsened what is now known as the Great Tenmei Famine (1782 - 1788) with estimated deaths from 20000 - 920000 (probably depending on how/where you count).

Nowadays, Japan's volcanoes are carefully monitored and there is a warning system on how close you may get. At that time, it must have been devastating for the people not knowing what was going on and having to watch helplessly how their homes and livelihoods were destroyed. And those were the lucky ones who survived...

So much for the "good old times"...
Cheers,
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Post by david wales » August 17th, 2019, 5:47 am

Here's another one on the joys of reading

• Title of the work.
• The Art Of Reading

• Author of the work.
• Ainsworth Rand Spofford, 6th Librarian Of Congress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ainsworth_Rand_Spofford

• The link to your file you copied from the uploader.
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf069_artreading_spofford_dw_128kb.mp3

• A URL link to the source from which you read (etext URL).
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22608

• Length in minutes.
• 38.46
Peace, David

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Post by david wales » August 17th, 2019, 5:58 am

Yikes!! Certainly would not be written in our modern world. Didn't realize at first how sexist this work is. Hope people realize it is from another era and don't take offense. :roll:


• Title of the work.
• Tatlings: Epigrams (1922)

• Author of the work.
• Sydney Tremayne née Sybil Taylor Cookson

• The link to your file you copied from the uploader.
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf069_tatlingsepigrams1922_tremayne_dw_128kb.mp3

• A URL link to the source from which you read (etext URL).
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60046
• Length in minutes.

• 44.57

Author in Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybil_Cookson
Peace, David

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Post by Sue Anderson » August 17th, 2019, 7:23 am

david wales wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 5:47 am
Here's another one on the joys of reading

• Title of the work.
• The Art Of Reading

• Author of the work.
• Ainsworth Rand Spofford, 6th Librarian Of Congress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ainsworth_Rand_Spofford

• The link to your file you copied from the uploader.
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf069_artreading_spofford_dw_128kb.mp3

• A URL link to the source from which you read (etext URL).
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22608

• Length in minutes.
• 38.46
Hi David, Thanks for this! :) I haven't had time to listen to the recording yet, but I skimmed a few pages in print and came across this paragraph, which is a winner!

"The art of reading to the best advantage implies the command of adequate time to read. The art of having time to read depends upon knowing how to make the best use of our days. Days are short, and time is fleeting, but no one's day ever holds less than 24 hours. Engrossing as one's occupation may be, it need never consume all the time remaining from sleep, refreshment and social intercourse. The half hour before breakfast, the fifteen minutes waiting for dinner, given to the book you wish to read, will soon finish it, and make room for another. The busiest men I have known have often been the most intelligent, and the widest readers. The idle person never knows how to make use of odd moments; the busy one always knows how. Yet the vast majority of people go through life without ever learning the great lesson of the supreme value of moments."

Yeah! :thumbs:

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Post by Sue Anderson » August 17th, 2019, 7:37 am

david wales wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 5:58 am
Yikes!! Certainly would not be written in our modern world. Didn't realize at first how sexist this work is. Hope people realize it is from another era and don't take offense. :roll:


• Title of the work.
• Tatlings: Epigrams (1922)

• Author of the work.
• Sydney Tremayne née Sybil Taylor Cookson

• The link to your file you copied from the uploader.
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf069_tatlingsepigrams1922_tremayne_dw_128kb.mp3

• A URL link to the source from which you read (etext URL).
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60046
• Length in minutes.

• 44.57

Author in Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybil_Cookson
Thanks for this, David! :) Again, I haven't had time to listen to your recording, but I skimmed a few dozen of the epigrams. You say they are "sexist," yet they were written by a woman using a (somewhat ambiguous) male pseudonym. The "tattlings" were, I presume, meant to be a bit "nasty" at the time, and they still are -- and blunt, but some of them still contain (from my perspective) a fairly honest appraisal of relations between the sexes. We'll leave it up to the listeners to decide.

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Post by Sue Anderson » August 17th, 2019, 7:41 am

Availle wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 5:29 am
This eruption (together with the one of Mt. Iwaki in April of the same year) worsened what is now known as the Great Tenmei Famine (1782 - 1788) with estimated deaths from 20000 - 920000 (probably depending on how/where you count).

Nowadays, Japan's volcanoes are carefully monitored and there is a warning system on how close you may get. At that time, it must have been devastating for the people not knowing what was going on and having to watch helplessly how their homes and livelihoods were destroyed. And those were the lucky ones who survived...

So much for the "good old times"...
Availle, Thanks for this additional information! :) I was wondering if there were still people living in the shadow of Mt. Asama at the present time.

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Post by Horner94 » August 17th, 2019, 10:18 am

Hello! :D
Here is my contribution.
Author: John Hayward (1781-1869)
Title: Calvinists
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30323/30323-h/30323-h.html#toc7
Audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf069_calvinists_hayward_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 05:00
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by Sue Anderson » August 17th, 2019, 10:54 am

Horner94 wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 10:18 am
Hello! :D
Here is my contribution.
Author: John Hayward (1781-1869)
Title: Calvinists
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30323/30323-h/30323-h.html#toc7
Audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf069_calvinists_hayward_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 05:00
Kind regards,
Chad
Hi Chad, Thanks for this description of Calvinism! :) The Checker program found no faults with your file! Great!

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Post by Horner94 » August 17th, 2019, 4:51 pm

Hello,
I also wanted to include the following recording in this collection:
Author: Florence Nightingale (1820-1920).
Title: III. PETTY MANAGEMENT.
URL to text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/17366/17366-h/17366-h.htm#III_PETTY_MANAGEMENT
Audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf069_pettymanagement_nightingale_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 12:03
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by Sue Anderson » August 17th, 2019, 6:37 pm

Horner94 wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Hello,
I also wanted to include the following recording in this collection:
Author: Florence Nightingale (1820-1920).
Title: III. PETTY MANAGEMENT.
URL to text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/17366/17366-h/17366-h.htm#III_PETTY_MANAGEMENT
Audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf069_pettymanagement_nightingale_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 12:03
Kind regards,
Chad
Hi Chad, Thank you for this perceptive essay on what it takes to be a good manager! :) Florence Nightingale's discussion of nursing contains much good advice applicable to all aspects of life!

"All the results of good nursing, as detailed in these notes, may be spoiled or utterly negated by one defect, viz.: in petty management, or in other words by not knowing how to manage that what you do when you are there shall be done when you are not there... people who are in charge often seem to have a pride in feeling that they will be "missed," that no one can understand or carry on their arrangements, their system, books, accounts, etc., but themselves. It seems to me that the pride is rather in carrying on a system... so that in case of absence or illness, one can deliver everything up to others and know that all will go on as usual, and that one shall never be missed."


Since the SNF collection currently has a 2-readings per person per volume rule, we will appreciate your saving up any other readings you might have in mind for the next volume! Thank you, again, for participating in volume 069! :)

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Post by soupy » August 18th, 2019, 9:52 am

The Eruption of Mt. Asama of 1783
And
The Art Of Reading

Both are PLOK :thumbs:

Craig

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