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Post by Sue Anderson » January 23rd, 2021, 8:35 am

[FULL] Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 080

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

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-080-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 [74 minutes is the absolute max]. You may read a maximum of 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:

    snf080_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb

    After it is uploaded, it should have this format:
    https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf080_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:
  • The SNF Collection has SPECIAL STANDARDS for PLing, which reflect our concern for accuracy in reading nonfiction material.
  • We proof listen for the following:
    • Has the recording passed "Checker?" This LibriVox app looks for common problems associated with LibriVox recordings. https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker
    • Does the recording have errors that change the meaning of the text? This includes words accidentally added, omitted, mispronounced, or misread!
    • Does the recording have the LibriVox into? Are there any long silences or pauses, stumbles or repeats that need to be edited out? Are there 5 seconds of silence at the end of the recording?
  • 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 » January 23rd, 2021, 8:36 am

Welcome to the 80th 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/ebooks/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 Sue Anderson » January 23rd, 2021, 8:43 am

MrFace wrote:
January 22nd, 2021, 8:52 pm
Sue Anderson wrote:
January 21st, 2021, 8:22 am
MrFace wrote:
January 20th, 2021, 6:58 pm

Hi Sue,
I'm just finishing this up but I don't see a chapter number for it for the slate, title and ending. What name (#) should I use?

Brett
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/11368/11368-h/11368-h.htm#HOW_A_FAST_TRAIN_IS_RUN

Hi Brett, Glad to hear you are coming along with your recording! :) A chapter number is not necessary for your introduction. You can introduce your reading this way: "How a Fast Train is Run," from "Stories of Inventors" by Russell Doubleday, 1904" 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 of the recording, you just repeat: "End of "How a Fast Train is Run," from "Stories of Inventors" by Russell Doubleday, 1904." You can then add, if you want, "Read by [your forum name or your catalog name].

By the time you are finished recording, the Short Nonfiction Collection (SNF) may be up to volume 080. If you see a notification that volume 079 is filled up, please look for Vol. 080 of the SNF in the thread titled "Readers Wanted Short Works (Poetry and Prose)." ....... If you are in doubt what to do, you can just upload your selection here, and we will enter it into the correct volume for you!
Hi Sue, I've uploaded it and you can find it here:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/howafasttrainisrun_doubleday_br_128kb.mp3

Let me know if I got it to the right place and if it's OK.

Thanks,
Brett
Hi Brett, Thanks for your contribution! :D I've moved it from vol 079, which is full, to volume 080. We will proof listen it for you shortly!

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Post by KevinS » January 23rd, 2021, 9:18 am

Not feeling well. I'll get back to work as soon as possible. My LibriVox: https://librivox.org/sections/readers/13278

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 23rd, 2021, 9:54 am

KevinS wrote:
January 23rd, 2021, 9:18 am
Rupert Brooke and Skyros by Stanley Casson (1889 - 1944)

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000584713

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf080_skyros_casson_ks_128kb.mp3 (19:01)
Many thanks, Kevin! :)

[from Wikipedia] "Brooke sailed with the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on 28 February 1915 but developed pneumococcal sepsis from an infected mosquito bite. French surgeons carried out two operations to drain the abscess but he died of septicaemia at 4:46 pm on 23 April 1915, on the French hospital ship Duguay-Trouin, moored in a bay off the Greek island of Skyros in the Aegean Sea, while on his way to the landings at Gallipoli.... Another friend and war poet, Patrick Shaw-Stewart, assisted at his hurried funeral. His grave remains there still, with a monument erected by his friend Stanley Casson, poet and archaeologist, who in 1921 published Rupert Brooke and Skyros, a "quiet essay", illustrated with woodcuts by Phyllis Gardner."

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Post by Piotrek81 » January 23rd, 2021, 11:32 am

I'm planning to record the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica entry for Hanseatic League. The question I have is who should I credit it to given that there are no entry authors listed for particular items (that I've noticed). Do I just say "by Encyclopedia Britannica", or should I just skip that part?
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Post by Sue Anderson » January 23rd, 2021, 2:56 pm

Piotrek81 wrote:
January 23rd, 2021, 11:32 am
I'm planning to record the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica entry for Hanseatic League. The question I have is who should I credit it to given that there are no entry authors listed for particular items (that I've noticed). Do I just say "by Encyclopedia Britannica", or should I just skip that part?
Hi Piotr, Other times that people have read selections for the SNF from the 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, they've cited the encyclopedia as the author. Here's a list of instances from the catalog, if you want to listen to any of the intros. https://librivox.org/author/1721?primary_key=1721&search_category=author&search_page=1&search_form=get_results.

We're looking forward to another of your interesting European history reads! :D

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Post by tedrick » January 23rd, 2021, 7:54 pm

The Superior Animal from Cucumber Chronicles by Joseph Ashby Sterry (1836-1917)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/cucumberchronic01ashbgoog/page/n54/mode/2up
Duraton: 14m51s
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf080_thesuperioranimal_ashbysterry_th_128kb.mp3

I read from the text URL above: an alternative that is clearer on my screen is
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044086807013&view=1up&seq=54

About 4:20 there is some text that I suspect is a typo and otherwise I don't know what is intended.
"I know I should be delighted if certain men that I wot of were afflicted with dumbness for the rest of their lives"
Probably ... I wot of ... should be ... I wrote of ...
I've said it as per the original and left it not making much sense. Do you have advice on this?

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Post by soupy » January 23rd, 2021, 8:33 pm

Thanks Bret :D

You have a nice and steady reading voice.

Well read and PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 23rd, 2021, 9:10 pm

tedrick wrote:
January 23rd, 2021, 7:54 pm
The Superior Animal from Cucumber Chronicles by Joseph Ashby Sterry (1836-1917)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/cucumberchronic01ashbgoog/page/n54/mode/2up
Duraton: 14m51s
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf080_thesuperioranimal_ashbysterry_th_128kb.mp3

I read from the text URL above: an alternative that is clearer on my screen is
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044086807013&view=1up&seq=54

About 4:20 there is some text that I suspect is a typo and otherwise I don't know what is intended.
"I know I should be delighted if certain men that I wot of were afflicted with dumbness for the rest of their lives"
Probably ... I wot of ... should be ... I wrote of ...
I've said it as per the original and left it not making much sense. Do you have advice on this?
Hi there, Ted, Thank for your contribution to vol. 080! :D

As to "wot of"....well, I have the feeling we could get clarification on this one from one of our LibriVox Shakespeare enthusiasts or at least somebody who is knowledgeable about old English... There are quite a few experts in the LibriVox community who fit that bill. I'm not one of them...but I'll take a stab at an explanation, and if I'm wrong, I'll hope that somebody corrects me.

If you look up "wot of" on Google, you're led here: https://www.shakespeareswords.com/Public/Glossary.aspx?id=7655. and here: https://www.yourdictionary.com/wot In archaic English "wot" is apparently a verb with a meaning "to know of, to have information about.... Which leads me to think that your narrator is speaking in a sort of sly "I won't say their names out loud" tone of voice: "I should be delighted if certain men that I know of were afflicted with dumbness..."

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Post by KevinS » January 23rd, 2021, 10:29 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
January 23rd, 2021, 9:10 pm
As to "wot of"....well, I have the feeling we could get clarification on this one from one of our LibriVox Shakespeare enthusiasts or at least somebody who is knowledgeable about old English... There are quite a few experts in the LibriVox community who fit that bill. I'm not one of them...but I'll take a stab at an explanation, and if I'm wrong, I'll hope that somebody corrects me.

If you look up "wot of" on Google, you're led here: https://www.shakespeareswords.com/Public/Glossary.aspx?id=7655. and here: https://www.yourdictionary.com/wot In archaic English "wot" is apparently a verb with a meaning "to know of, to have information about.... Which leads me to think that your narrator is speaking in a sort of sly "I won't say their names out loud" tone of voice: "I should be delighted if certain men that I know of were afflicted with dumbness..."
Yes. the infinitive is 'to wit.' In fact, 'to wit,' used often in legal documents, is a short form of 'that is to wit' (or in modern parlance, 'that is to know.')

It's unclear to me if 'wot' is past or present tense.
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Post by Piotrek81 » January 24th, 2021, 5:05 am

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Post by soupy » January 24th, 2021, 6:04 am

Thanks Kevin and Ted :D

Both of your readings were interesting and are PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 24th, 2021, 7:24 am

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/38454

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/38454/38454-h/38454-h.htm#ar133

Thanks, Piotr, for your encyclopedia article about the Hanseatic League, and for your reference articles on unfamiliar words in the article: "staple right" and "poundage!" :D Some of these would make good additions for Colleen's thread "New Words Learned from LibriVox!" viewtopic.php?f=25&t=83248

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Post by Piotrek81 » January 24th, 2021, 7:43 am

Sorry, I completely forgot about the source text link :roll:

Let's see what else I can find.

Btw, the text I read about the League for one historical group project was much more enthusiastic about describing their successes, this one looks like a good counterbalance, pointing out various problems in their laws that eventually led to their downfall.
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