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Post by m8b1 » May 5th, 2020, 2:22 pm

Children's Short Works Vol. 035.
Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 035: 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 up to four selections per volume, 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.

You may read a limit of 4 selections per volume.

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): csw035_shorttitleinoneword_readersinitials_128kb.mp3,
      e.g. csw035_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
    • 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.


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http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?
Search by keywords in the Catalog Search
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Post by MangoChutney » May 7th, 2020, 4:54 pm

Hello,

I am attempting to read a short work to contribute to vol 35 how would I know which work to read and if it has been previously read in 34 volumes without going through all the volumes. Thank You.

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Post by m8b1 » May 8th, 2020, 11:36 am

MangoChutney wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Hello,

I am attempting to read a short work to contribute to vol 35 how would I know which work to read and if it has been previously read in 34 volumes without going through all the volumes. Thank You.
Hi,

As long as the work is public domain you may read it. If you are not sure if it out of copyright, please ask before recording it. :-)

You can search the catalog for a specific title or author. Otherwise we welcome multiple versions of the same work ~ we call it "Choice of Voice". :-)

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Post by Jaymax » May 8th, 2020, 11:52 am

THE WHITE SNAKE
from Grimm's Fairy Tales
Read by Max Hollway
Length 12:15

Audio at-
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/White-Snake-Max-Hollway.mp3

text at -
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/52521/52521-h/52521-h.htm#hdr_7

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Post by bjbAudioBooks » May 17th, 2020, 7:35 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw035_theoldhouse_bb_128kb.mp3
THE OLD HOUSE
From A Christmas Greeting: A Series of Short Stories (Chapter I)
H.C. Anderson (1805-1875)
Gutenberg Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/31103/31103-h/31103-h.htm
19 Minutes
Read by: Brian J. Brady

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw035_thedropofwater_bb_128kb.mp3
THE DROP OF WATER
From A Christmas Greeting: A Series of Short Stories (Chapter II)
H.C. Anderson (1805-1875)
Gutenberg Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/31103/31103-h/31103-h.htm
4 Minutes

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw035_thehappyfamily_bb_128kb.mp3
THE HAPPY FAMILY
From A Christmas Greeting: A Series of Short Stories (Chapter III)
H.C. Anderson (1805-1875)
Gutenberg Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/31103/31103-h/31103-h.htm
8.25 Minutes

Hi Maria
I hope this is the correct way to do this. These are my first recordings.
Best, Brian B.

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Post by m8b1 » May 18th, 2020, 1:29 pm

Jaymax wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 11:52 am
THE WHITE SNAKE
from Grimm's Fairy Tales
Read by Max Hollway
Length 12:15

Audio at-
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/White-Snake-Max-Hollway.mp3

text at -
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/52521/52521-h/52521-h.htm#hdr_7
My apologies for the late reply! I did listen to it shortly after you submitted it, and forgot to post!

Everything is great, and it is PL OK!

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Post by m8b1 » May 18th, 2020, 3:36 pm

bjbAudioBooks wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 7:35 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw035_theoldhouse_bb_128kb.mp3
THE OLD HOUSE
From A Christmas Greeting: A Series of Short Stories (Chapter I)
H.C. Anderson (1805-1875)
Gutenberg Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/31103/31103-h/31103-h.htm
19 Minutes
Read by: Brian J. Brady

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw035_thedropofwater_bb_128kb.mp3
THE DROP OF WATER
From A Christmas Greeting: A Series of Short Stories (Chapter II)
H.C. Anderson (1805-1875)
Gutenberg Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/31103/31103-h/31103-h.htm
4 Minutes

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw035_thehappyfamily_bb_128kb.mp3
THE HAPPY FAMILY
From A Christmas Greeting: A Series of Short Stories (Chapter III)
H.C. Anderson (1805-1875)
Gutenberg Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/31103/31103-h/31103-h.htm
8.25 Minutes

Hi Maria
I hope this is the correct way to do this. These are my first recordings.
Best, Brian B.
HI Brian,

Are you planning on reading all the stories? If so, it would be better to set it up as a solo. :D Since you did the first three in a row, I thought I should ask. Let me know!

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Post by bjbAudioBooks » May 20th, 2020, 4:26 pm

Hi Maria
I did not necessarily plan to read all the stories, but I can!
When I read the guidelines, I thought I should limit to just 3 or 4 chapters to begin.
I also want to see if I have it right before going much further.
Thanks,
Brian

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Post by m8b1 » May 20th, 2020, 4:34 pm

HI Brian,

You don't have to! I just thought that might be your plan, and if you were, that wouldn't work for a collection. :-)

Theses are fine for this collection as they are separate stories.

I listened to the first one the other day, but was waiting to hear from you before I moved on to the rest. I will do that now. :-)

PL Notes for "The Old House".

Everything is great, except the intros and outros are a little bit off. The book title is not included in story collections like this.
It should be as follows:

Intro:
"The Old House, by Hans Christian Anderson" "This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox Recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Librivox.org"

Outro:
"End of The Old House, by Hans Christian Anderson"
If you wish, you may also say: "Read by...your name."

If you could fix that and reupload, that would be great! Also when you name the file, please make sure it is 035, not 35.

And one last thing, please tell us the exact running time of each file ~ minutes and seconds ~ we need it for cataloging time!

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Post by m8b1 » May 23rd, 2020, 2:36 pm

PL Notes for "A Drop of Water".

Everything is same, but for the same issue with the first file ~ the intro outro story title. :-)

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Post by m8b1 » May 23rd, 2020, 2:43 pm

PL Note for "The Happy Family".

Same issue with the intro/outro as before.
@1:03 you say "thought it was tasted so delicate" The "was" needs to be cut out. :-)

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Post by bjbAudioBooks » Yesterday, 9:24 am

Hi Maria
I'll fix the 3 recordings and reload them to you.
Thanks for the feedback!
Kind Regards
Brian

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