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|The Rise of David Levinsky by Abraham Cahan (1860 - 1951)
. This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-rise-of-david-levinsky-by-abraham-cahan/ Volunteers outside the USA: Abraham Cahan died in 1951. The author's work may be protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years.
Coming to New York from the Russian Empire, Abraham Cahan founded the Jewish Daily Forward to help Yiddish-speaking immigrants adjust to life in New York. He also became a popular novelist, best known for his semi-autobiographical The Rise of David Levinsky, a Russian Jew who emigrates to America and rises from rags to riches. (Wikipedia)
- How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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- Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen. Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
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- Where do I find the text? Source text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2803
Here is my Google Drive location with the separate sections:
Please only read from one of these texts!
Please NOTE: The texts are generated by OCR, and we must keep them intact. There are typos, missing punctuation galore -- deal with them!
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Pinochle (card game): [pi-nOh-kuhl]
- BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
- DURING recording:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
START of recording (Intro)
- "Book [#], Chapter [#] of The Rise of David Levinsky. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. "For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
"The Rise of David Levinsky, by Abraham Cahan. Book [number, title] Chapter [number]"
END of recording
- At the end of the section, say:
"End of Chapter [number]"
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"Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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"End of Book [number, title]"
- At the end of the last section, say (in addition):
"End of The Rise of David Levinsky, by Abraham Cahan. "
There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
- AFTER recording
Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
Save files as
128 kbps MP3
riseofdavidlevinsky_##_cahan_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. riseofdavidlevinsky_01_cahan_128kb.mp3)
Note the length of the track.
- Example ID3 V2 tags [Not required for this project]
(To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!
Artist: Abraham Cahan
Title: ## - [Section title]
Album: The Rise of David Levinsky
Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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- When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread along with the length of the track (mm:ss).
- If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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