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Post by Sue Anderson » May 16th, 2021, 4:07 pm

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 083

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


https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-083-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 1926). 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:

    snf083_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb
  • After it is uploaded, it should have this format:
    https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf083_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3
  • FILE NAMES HAVE RULES! Use just a word or two to identify 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 » May 16th, 2021, 4:08 pm

Welcome to Volume 083 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 LibriVoxer Soupy.
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 soupy » May 21st, 2021, 5:36 am

It looks like I'll start you off Sue :D

Excerpt from The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy 1785

by William Paley 1743-1805

https://archive.org/details/b29333003_0002/page/284/mode/1up

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf083_politicalphilosophy_paley_cc_128kb.mp3

46:14

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 21st, 2021, 8:55 am

soupy wrote:
May 21st, 2021, 5:36 am
It looks like I'll start you off Sue :D

Excerpt from The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy 1785

by William Paley 1743-1805

https://archive.org/details/b29333003_0002/page/284/mode/1up

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf083_politicalphilosophy_paley_cc_128kb.mp3

46:14

Craig
Hi Craig, Thanks for getting vol. 083 off to a good start! :D Very clean and clear reading for the most part. Only one small place needing a fix:
at 31:10, p. 296, in section "3rdly", text reads: "...the position, that every such transgression amounts to a forfeiture of government..." you said "such transaction."

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Post by soupy » May 21st, 2021, 4:34 pm

The world needs some positive fanaticism.

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 21st, 2021, 5:18 pm

Thanks, Craig! :)


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Post by Sue Anderson » May 22nd, 2021, 4:38 pm



Hi Victoria, Welcome to LibriVox and to the Short Nonfiction Collection (SNF)! :D All three of the selections you sent up to the SNF had the correct recording specifications and were PL OK! That's great! :thumbs:

I see you had a little difficulty identifying which LibriVox collection would be the best place to send these recordings. Both "Young People and Life Insurance" and "The Road to Success" are giving advice on how to succeed in life, and, thus, fit nicely into the SNF collection. With regard to "Read and You Will Know," the selection about the noted Anglo-Welsh philologist Sir William Jones (1746-1794) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Jones_(philologist)]-- I have accepted it for the SNF because Lynnet recommended that you send it here:
Lynnet wrote:
May 19th, 2021, 7:29 am
Honesty PL OK
The King and the Bees PL OK

Young People... This is not a short story. Please submit it to non fiction viewtopic.php?f=19&t=87365

Read and you will know This is PL OK , but I’m not sure it belongs here. My first thought was that it belongs in the children’s collection viewtopic.php?f=19&t=87376 but then I wondered about non-fiction.

The Road to Success This belongs in non-fiction.
There's no doubt that "Read and You Will Know" is biography, a subset of nonfiction, but the story of Sir William Jones' childhood is told, stylistically, as a children's story, with made-up dialog, I, frankly would have gone along with Lynnet's first thought to place this selection in Children's Short Works.viewtopic.php?f=19&t=87376 . But, no matter, we're happy to have it be part of volume 083!

For future reference, the SNF has a limit of two selections per volume, but I'm making an exception for you this time because of all the trouble you've had placing your selections.

Your background in education is impressive! Let's hope that LibriVox helps you on your way in your new career! :D

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Post by hunterv » May 22nd, 2021, 6:00 pm

Thank you! :clap:
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Post by tac107 » May 23rd, 2021, 4:49 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf083_pittsburghstreets_dar_tac_128kb.mp3 63:56

Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt: Early Names of Pittsburgh Streets
by Daughters of the American Revolution of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/40037/40037-h/40037-h.htm
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Post by Sue Anderson » May 23rd, 2021, 5:47 pm

tac107 wrote:
May 23rd, 2021, 4:49 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf083_pittsburghstreets_dar_tac_128kb.mp3 63:56

Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt: Early Names of Pittsburgh Streets
by Daughters of the American Revolution of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/40037/40037-h/40037-h.htm
Hi, Tatiana, This is fascinating history! :D I'm about half way through proof listening, and will finish up tomorrow. Why, I wonder, did the French burn and abandon Fort Duquesne?

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Post by tac107 » May 23rd, 2021, 6:29 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
May 23rd, 2021, 5:47 pm
tac107 wrote:
May 23rd, 2021, 4:49 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf083_pittsburghstreets_dar_tac_128kb.mp3 63:56

Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt: Early Names of Pittsburgh Streets
by Daughters of the American Revolution of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/40037/40037-h/40037-h.htm
Hi, Tatiana, This is fascinating history! :D I'm about half way through proof listening, and will finish up tomorrow. Why, I wonder, did the French burn and abandon Fort Duquesne?
The gist I got was that the French knew they had lost their Indian allies and were not going to be able to hold the fort so they burned it so that the British wouldn't have it and would hopefully freeze to death in the coming winter.

I saw your profile says you're in the Midwestern US - if you're ever in that area, Fort Ligonier (not sure if it was mentioned yet) is still standing in perfect condition. I visited last June and it was very informative and cool to be able to walk around inside the fort. Pittsburgh also has laid flat stones in the shapes of Fort Pitt and Fort Duquesne at the park that is now at their former location!
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » May 23rd, 2021, 8:26 pm

Hi Sue. Here is one from me for this collection

How Five Women Were Educated by Kate Sanborn (1839-1917)

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf082_howfivewomeneducated_sanborn_jms128kb.mp3
17:23

text

This is another article from The Chautauguan. Vol VII, p. 97

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112110967715?urlappend=%3Bseq=97
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Post by Sue Anderson » May 24th, 2021, 2:28 am

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
May 23rd, 2021, 8:26 pm
Hi Sue. Here is one from me for this collection

How Five Women Were Educated by Kate Sanborn (1839-1917)

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf082_howfivewomeneducated_sanborn_jms128kb.mp3
17:23

text

This is another article from The Chautauguan. Vol VII, p. 97

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112110967715?urlappend=%3Bseq=97
Hi Jo, Thanks for your contribution to 083! :D This sounds interesting! Will DPL later today; have been busy planting my plot at our community vegetable gardens; radishes and weeds in abundance right now.

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 24th, 2021, 8:30 am

tac107 wrote:
May 23rd, 2021, 4:49 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf083_pittsburghstreets_dar_tac_128kb.mp3 63:56

Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt: Early Names of Pittsburgh Streets
by Daughters of the American Revolution of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/40037/40037-h/40037-h.htm
Hi Tatiana,
Very interesting stuff; your selection really gave a feel of how very tangled up the history of the Ohio frontier was! :D No, I've never been to Pittsburg. Your recording did bring to mind a LibriVox recording from 2012, for which I was the proof listener: Afloat on the Ohio, An Historical Pilgrimage of a Thousand Miles in a Skiff, from Redstone to Cairo, by Rueben Gold Thwaites. https://librivox.org/afloat-on-the-ohio-by-reuben-gold-thwaites/

Your reading was close to flawless; I only spotted one small repeat that needs to be cut out; page 33, at 33:45, beginning "The fort was so crowded.."

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