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Post by Sue Anderson » May 15th, 2020, 5:31 pm

Note: knotyouraveragejo is Metacoordinator (MC); Sue Anderson is Book Coordinator (BC); Soupy is Dedicated Proof Listener (DPL)

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 075

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.

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1. RECORD:
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  • 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]"
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  • 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.
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4. POST the following information in this thread:
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  • 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 » May 15th, 2020, 5:32 pm

Welcome to the 75th 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! :) :)

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Post by Piotrek81 » May 16th, 2020, 4:04 am

I'm planning to record another history-themed chapter for this one. Are you OK with another two-parter?
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Post by Sue Anderson » May 16th, 2020, 5:28 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 4:04 am
I'm planning to record another history-themed chapter for this one. Are you OK with another two-parter?

Hi Piotr, Glad to hear you're busy recording! :) Europe has a long and storied history. Sure, your two-parter will be welcome in volume 075.

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Post by Piotrek81 » May 16th, 2020, 11:47 am

Here comes part 1: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf075_seventheenthcentury_philippson_pn81_128kb.mp3
Title: Europe in the MIddle of The Seventeenth Century (from "The Histry of All Nations from earliest times volume XIII "The Age of Louis XIV")
Author: Martin Philippson
Source text: https://archive.org/details/historyofallnati13wrig/page/60/mode/2up
Duration: 1:04:01
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Post by Sue Anderson » May 16th, 2020, 1:05 pm

Piotrek81 wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 11:47 am
Here comes part 1: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf075_seventheenthcentury_philippson_pn81_128kb.mp3
Title: Europe in the MIddle of The Seventeenth Century (from "The Histry of All Nations from earliest times volume XIII "The Age of Louis XIV")
Author: Martin Philippson
Source text: https://archive.org/details/historyofallnati13wrig/page/60/mode/2up
Duration: 1:04:01
Thanks, Piotr, for getting Volume 075 off to such a vigorous start! :) It doesn't sound like it would have been pleasant to have lived in Germany at the end of the Thirty Years War! "From all over Germany, from Pomerania to Swabia, from East Friesland to Austria, arose, with terrible uniformity, the same wail of despair. Imperialists, Leaguists, Swedes, Hessians, Bavarians, alike fell upon the peaceful homesteads, took all that was of worth to them, destroyed and devastated the rest, wantonly slaughtered the cattle, wasted the fields and orchards, tortured the inhabitants to extort from them a disclosure of their hidden valuables..."

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Post by Availle » May 18th, 2020, 1:33 am

Here is my contribution and I apologise that it's probably not much fun to listen to... :oops:

But at least, it's just 10:25:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf075_velocities_jackson_ava_128kb.mp3

Table of different velocities expressed in meters per second
by Mr. James Jackson
from Nature, October 18, 1883
https://archive.org/details/nature281883lock/page/604/mode/1up
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Post by soupy » May 18th, 2020, 6:09 am

Thanks Piotr :thumbs:

Interesting stuff :D

A few errors noted: some very minor

6:32 60,000 you said 80,000 citizens –

39:25 Power and pungency of expression, coupled with a light, airy grace – forgot to say Power and pungency of expression

50:59 his three books concerning the law of war and peace 1625 – you said 1685

53:45 to pay the interest in the national debt – you said international debt

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Post by soupy » May 18th, 2020, 8:02 am

Thanks Availle :thumbs:

Not boring - but now I know why Kierkegaard wrote his earlier books while in science class :D

two errors if you want to fix them

4:48 126 seconds you said 122 seconds

8:59 it looks like 47,327 – you said 727

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 18th, 2020, 8:54 am

Availle wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 1:33 am
Here is my contribution and I apologise that it's probably not much fun to listen to... :oops:

But at least, it's just 10:25:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf075_velocities_jackson_ava_128kb.mp3

Table of different velocities expressed in meters per second
by Mr. James Jackson
from Nature, October 18, 1883
https://archive.org/details/nature281883lock/page/604/mode/1up
Hi Availle, thanks for this! :) Actually, I like it! I'm going to paste a copy next to my computer, and next time a web site asks me to "please change my password," I'm going to consult the table! :mrgreen:

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Post by JachinandBoaz » May 18th, 2020, 9:10 am

Good morning -

I've committed to a solo reading of "The Guide for the Perplexed" by Moses Maimonides. This project will be exclusively a reading of the text without the introductory material. I'm going off of this text: https://archive.org/details/guideforperplexe00maimiala/page/n3/mode/2up

I was wondering if I could contribute these 2 pieces to the SNF 75 collection:

(i.) Introductory biographical essay on Maimonides by Michael Friedländer starting here: https://archive.org/details/guideforperplexe00maimiala/page/xiv/mode/2up

and

(ii.) Friedländer's "Analysis of The Guide for the Perplexed", which begins here: https://archive.org/details/guideforperplexe00maimiala/page/xxxviii/mode/2up

The latter section would need to be divided into 2 parts (like Spinoza and the Bible from SNF 74).

Regards,
Daniel

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 18th, 2020, 9:33 am

JachinandBoaz wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 9:10 am
Good morning -

I've committed to a solo reading of "The Guide for the Perplexed" by Moses Maimonides. This project will be exclusively a reading of the text without the introductory material. I'm going off of this text: https://archive.org/details/guideforperplexe00maimiala/page/n3/mode/2up

I was wondering if I could contribute these 2 pieces to the SNF 75 collection:

(i.) Introductory biographical essay on Maimonides by Michael Friedländer starting here: https://archive.org/details/guideforperplexe00maimiala/page/xiv/mode/2up

and

(ii.) Friedländer's "Analysis of The Guide for the Perplexed", which begins here: https://archive.org/details/guideforperplexe00maimiala/page/xxxviii/mode/2up

The latter section would need to be divided into 2 parts (like Spinoza and the Bible from SNF 74).

Regards,
Daniel
Hi Daniel, Congratulations on your decision to record The Guide for the Perplexed! :) The two stand-alone sections from Friedlander's translation would both be good fits for the SNF, and we look forward to seeing, and hearing them! Dividing the Analysis into 2 parts is ok; and the 2 parts will be treated as one selection, with regard to the 2 contributions per person per volume limit for the SNF.

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Post by Wick45 » May 18th, 2020, 9:57 am

Hello,

I am considering reading chapter II from THE SUBWAYS AND TUNNELS OF NEW YORK: METHODS AND COSTS by Gilbert H. Gilbert pending approval. Please let me know if this would work for the short nonfiction collection.

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 18th, 2020, 10:22 am

Wick45 wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 9:57 am
Hello,

I am considering reading chapter II from THE SUBWAYS AND TUNNELS OF NEW YORK: METHODS AND COSTS by Gilbert H. Gilbert pending approval. Please let me know if this would work for the short nonfiction collection.

https://books.google.com/books?id=wlKuwOooY4YC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
Hi there, Welcome! The chapter on the Hudson tunnel will be a fascinating read! :) The book, published in 1912, is in the Public Domain. We'll be looking forward to your first contribution to the Short Nonfiction Collection!

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Post by Piotrek81 » May 18th, 2020, 10:31 am

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