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Post by m8b1 » January 27th, 2021, 3:35 pm

Children's Short Works Vol. 044.
Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 044: 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): csw044_shorttitleinoneword_readersinitials_128kb.mp3,
      e.g. csw044_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
But don't let this stop you from recording your own version!

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Post by Leesma » January 28th, 2021, 2:47 pm

Here is:

The Pirate Frog and Other Tales by W. A. Frisbie (1867 - 1941)

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64360

Time: 26:43

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/piratefrogandothertales_01_frisbie_128kb.mp3

As you probably know, this was uploaded a few days ago. Hope it works!

Best,
Lee Smalley
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Post by m8b1 » January 28th, 2021, 3:58 pm

Hi Lee,

Thank you! I am running a bit behind on PL. I might get to it today, but tomorrow for sure at the latest. :-)

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Post by m8b1 » January 29th, 2021, 3:24 pm

The Pirate Frog is PL OK!

The only issue was the file name, but I fixed that on my end. :-)

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Post by m8b1 » January 29th, 2021, 4:24 pm

And I ended up moving "The Pirate Frog" over to Volume 43, as I had an issue with another file. It will be cataloged within the next day or so! :-)

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Post by pwitt » January 30th, 2021, 1:47 pm

I would like to read "Children's Hour with Red Riding Hood and other Stories"

From http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/11592/pg11592.txt

But there does not seem to be an author for the book or any of the 5 short stories, only the editor Watty Piper.

How would I begin each of the 4 I select since there does not seem to be an author? Below are the 5:
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
THE GOOSE-GIRL
BABES IN THE WOOD
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
SNOWDROP AND SEVEN LITTLE DWARFS

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Post by m8b1 » January 30th, 2021, 1:54 pm

Just say "Edited by Watty Piper" in the place where you would usually say the author. :-)

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Post by JoannaRosey » January 31st, 2021, 8:17 am

Hello,
Here are 3 short works for inclusion:

1.
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw044_thepoordoll_js_128kb.mp3
Poor Little Doll, from Very Short Stories & Verses for Children
Mrs. W. K. Clifford (1846 – 1929)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30272
3:08

2.
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw044_thebadgirl_js_128kb.mp3
The Bad Girl, from Very Short Stories & Verses for Children
Mrs. W. K. Clifford (1846 – 1929)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30272
3:43

3.
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw044_onthewaytothesun_js_128kb.mp3
On the Way to the Sun, from Very Short Stories & Verses for Children
Mrs. W. K. Clifford (1846 – 1929)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30272
3:06
Thank you,
Joanna

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Post by m8b1 » February 1st, 2021, 1:04 pm

JoannaRosey wrote:
January 31st, 2021, 8:17 am
Hello,
Here are 3 short works for inclusion:

1.
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw044_thepoordoll_js_128kb.mp3
Poor Little Doll, from Very Short Stories & Verses for Children
Mrs. W. K. Clifford (1846 – 1929)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30272
3:08

2.
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw044_thebadgirl_js_128kb.mp3
The Bad Girl, from Very Short Stories & Verses for Children
Mrs. W. K. Clifford (1846 – 1929)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30272
3:43

3.
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw044_onthewaytothesun_js_128kb.mp3
On the Way to the Sun, from Very Short Stories & Verses for Children
Mrs. W. K. Clifford (1846 – 1929)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30272
3:06
Hi Joanna,

Thank you ~ lovely job!

There is one minor issue. We don't state the book title the stories come from in the intro or outro of this collection. So it should be like this "Poor Little Doll by Mrs. W.K. Clifford. This is a Libirvox recording......etc." Same with the outro.

If you wouldn't mind snipping those out and reuploading, that would be great! :thumbs:

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Post by JoannaRosey » February 1st, 2021, 2:03 pm

No problem! Easy fix. Here you are, below. I used the same file names, so if there's any issue with retrieving the updated files please let me know. I wasn't sure if it was acceptable to add a "v2" to the file name.

1.
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw044_poorlittledoll_js_128kb.mp3
Poor Little Doll, from Very Short Stories & Verses for Children
Mrs. W. K. Clifford (1846 – 1929)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30272
3:08

2.
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw044_thebadgirl_js_128kb.mp3
The Bad Girl, from Very Short Stories & Verses for Children
Mrs. W. K. Clifford (1846 – 1929)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30272
3:08

3.
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw044_onthewaytothesun_js_128kb.mp3
On the Way to the Sun, from Very Short Stories & Verses for Children
Mrs. W. K. Clifford (1846 – 1929)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30272
3:06
Thank you,
Joanna

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Post by m8b1 » February 1st, 2021, 2:16 pm

JoannaRosey wrote:
February 1st, 2021, 2:03 pm
No problem! Easy fix. Here you are, below. I used the same file names, so if there's any issue with retrieving the updated files please let me know. I wasn't sure if it was acceptable to add a "v2" to the file name.
Thank you, Joanna ~ the are all PL OK!

Yes, please always use the same filename when you reupload. It can cause issues if you change it to something else! The old one will just get a number appended to it, so we can still access it if need be. :-)

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