LibriVox
Forums

* FAQ    * Search
* Login   * Register
It is currently November 18th, 2017, 11:53 pm


Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 1 of 15  [ 221 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 15  Next

Author Message
Offline
Post Posted:: December 2nd, 2016, 4:47 am 

Joined: November 28th, 2015, 7:47 am
Posts: 1015
Location: Florida
Why do we need a public library? by Various ( - 0).


Quote:
Internet Archive, which hosts our audio books, is in the midst of their annual fund-raising. They have also begun a drive to provide a mirror site in Canada to ensure IA's availability to all users. The IA is a vast library with millions of public domain books, audio, film, radio, and other media. They also maintain an open library of copyrighted books one can 'check out' with a virtual library card by becoming a member. This collection is devoted to the concept of why we need a public library, the title taken from an essay by Chalmers Hadley, which will be the first entry in this audio book. The rest of the collection is pulled from Project Gutenberg's Library selections. Some are solo essays, most are chapters from selected books on library science and culture. I'm also open to including up to 5 chapters or short works from the list of banned books on PG's site to emphasize the need for a public library.
Sources:
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/subjects/search/?query=Library
https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Banned_Books_from_Anne_Haight%27s_list_(Bookshelf)

( Matt Pierard)






    1. 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.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. 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.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/subjects/search/?query=Library
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

      Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard


      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!



      Magic Window:



      BC Admin



      Genres for the project: Culture & Heritage; *Non-fiction

      Keywords that describe the book: library, international, freedom of speech

      ============================================
    6. 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

    7. 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)
      • "Section [number] of Why do we need a public library?. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • Say:
        "Why do we need a public library?, by Various. [Section number, Title and Author]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [Section Number]"
      • If you wish, say:
        "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of Why do we need a public library?, by Various. "

      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      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
      whypubliclibrary_##_various_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. whypubliclibrary_01_various_128.mp3)

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      Transfer of files (completed recordings) [b]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.

      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
        Image
        (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: annise
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


      Any questions?
      Please post below

_________________
My previous LV work: Bellona Times


Last edited by VfkaBT on March 16th, 2017, 12:21 pm, edited 3 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: December 2nd, 2016, 4:54 am 

Joined: November 28th, 2015, 7:47 am
Posts: 1015
Location: Florida
Readers: please read from these texts. I've added a few to the Magic Window, but you may choose your own chapters or essays from the rest. As to banned books, please stick to works that aren't as incendiary as they used to be, such as a short story from Kate Chopin's The Awakening (not the title work itself).

Library Essays

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31760
Why do we need a public library? by Chalmers Hadley

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26378
The Care of Books by John Willis Clark
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19415
Libraries in the Medieval and Renaissance Periods by John Willis Clark
Clark, John Willis, 1833-1910

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13430
A Librarian's Open Shelf: Essays on Various Subjects by Arthur E. Bostwick
1910 speech: The Companionship of Books

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33494
The Library and Society: Reprints of Papers and Addresses by Arthur E. Bostwick
Bostwick, Arthur E. (Arthur Elmore), 1860-1942

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/39087
On the Supply of Printed Books from the Library to the Reading Room
Panizzi, Anthony, Sir, 1797-1879

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/915
Library Work with Children by Alice Isabel Hazeltine
Hazeltine, Alice Isabel, 1878-1959

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15199
The Reformed Librarie-Keeper (1650) by John Dury
Dury, John, 1596-1680

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47134
Papers and Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth General Meeting of the American Library Assoc. (1913)
President's address: The world of books and the world's work Henry E. Legler 73
"As others see us" 83
Secretary's report George B. Utley
The immigrant in the library Mary Antin 145
Immigrants as contributors to library progress Adelaide B. Maltby 150
Henry Eduard Legler (June 22, 1861 – September 13, 1917)
George Burwell Utley (December 3, 1876 – October 4, 1946)
Mary Antin Born: June 13, 1881, Died: May 15, 1949
Adelaide B. Maltby (1875-1919)

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30419
How to Form a Library, 2nd ed by Henry B. Wheatley
Wheatley, Henry B. (Henry Benjamin), 1838-1917

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1615
Old English Libraries by Ernest Albert Savage
Savage, Ernest Albert, 1877-1966

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15327
A Library Primer by John Cotton Dana
Dana, John Cotton, 1856-1929

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22608
A Book for All Readers by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, 1825-1908

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21630
Bibliomania in the Middle Ages by F. Somner Merryweather
Merryweather, F. Somner (Frederick Somner), 1827-1900

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27954
Handbook of The New York Public Library by New York Public Library 1916

Banned Books

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Ch 11 Who stole the tarts?
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11
"Formerly banned in the province of Hunan, China, beginning in 1931,[3] for its portrayal of anthropomorphized animals acting on the same level of complexity as human beings. "(Wikipedia)

Madame Bovary (in French), Ch 1 (banned for "obscenity")
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14155

Thomas Paine's The Rights of Man, Answer to Mr. Burke (a long essay)
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3742

Locke, John An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689);
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10615

Kant, Immanuel Critique of Pure Reason
Introduction. Idea of a Transcendental Logic. I. Of Logic in General
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4280

Darwin, Erasmus Zoonomia Section XIV. Of The Production Of Ideas.
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15707

(These were all banned by Catholic Church up to the late 1950's)

Confucius: The Analects
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3330
(Banned in China)

Chopin, Kate O'Flaherty The Awakening
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/160

Schnitzler, Arthur The Dead Are Silent
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23061

(General bans on adult themes)

I've filled up the project with these essays from:
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33494
The Library and Society: Reprints of Papers and Addresses by Arthur E. Bostwick

The Function of a Town Library. (“Protection of Majorities,”) 1875 55 Josiah P. Quincy.
The Free Public Library. (Extract from “Men and Women,” 1888.) 63 Thomas W. Higginson.
Some Popular Objections to Public Libraries. (Library Journal, 1876, p. 45.) 287 William Frederick Poole.
How to Use a Library: Addresses at Pittsfield, Mass. (Library Journal, 1884, p. 25.) 297 James Mascarene Hubbard.
The Library and the Social Centre. (Wisconsin Library Bulletin, 1911, p. 84.) 439 Lutie Eugenia Stearns.
Where Neighbors Meet. (From St. Louis Public Library report, 1916-17.) 443 Margery Closey Quigley.

_________________
My previous LV work: Bellona Times


Last edited by VfkaBT on July 13th, 2017, 5:43 am, edited 7 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: December 2nd, 2016, 4:58 am 
LibriVox Admin Team

Joined: April 3rd, 2008, 3:55 am
Posts: 27933
Location: Melbourne,Australia
I will set this up - having checked that the title essay at least is PD - you'll need to be sure all the rest is

Back with an MW soon

Anne

_________________
Our objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. - Hugh McGuire.


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: December 2nd, 2016, 5:11 am 
LibriVox Admin Team

Joined: April 3rd, 2008, 3:55 am
Posts: 27933
Location: Melbourne,Australia
OK - MW set up. It's late at night so sorry if it's obvious - but are you selecting chapters from the list of books or are the readers ?

Anne

_________________
Our objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. - Hugh McGuire.


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: December 2nd, 2016, 5:21 am 

Joined: November 28th, 2015, 7:47 am
Posts: 1015
Location: Florida
Although I've found some good ones in the American Library Association papers, I'm open to suggestions from readers as to the other books. There are two additional collections of ALA papers on PG.
I've added birth/death dates to the list above.
Thanks, Anne (it's early morning in Florida too ;) ) .

_________________
My previous LV work: Bellona Times


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: December 5th, 2016, 8:52 am 

Joined: November 28th, 2015, 7:47 am
Posts: 1015
Location: Florida
Added a DPL wanted notice in Listeners and Editors.

_________________
My previous LV work: Bellona Times


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: December 5th, 2016, 2:28 pm 

Joined: December 17th, 2014, 10:57 pm
Posts: 632
Location: Indiana, USA
oooh this looks like a great project. who doesn't love libraries? and the Internet Archive?

I am interested in reading a few pieces that stood out from The Library and Society collection edited by Arthur E. Bostwick:

The Two Fundamentals
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/33494/33494-h/33494-h.htm#Page_67

Relation of the State to the Public Library
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/33494/33494-h/33494-h.htm#Page_185

Cooperation between Library and Community
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/33494/33494-h/33494-h.htm#Page_257

they look to have all different authors, so I'm not sure how exactly they should be arranged. but if you think they'll fit well enough in the collection, please sign me up to read them!

_________________
'whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.' -Oscar Wilde
plaidsicle.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: December 6th, 2016, 8:30 am 

Joined: November 28th, 2015, 7:47 am
Posts: 1015
Location: Florida
Thanks, Plaidsicle, MW updated. :)

_________________
My previous LV work: Bellona Times


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: December 7th, 2016, 8:45 pm 

Joined: October 15th, 2016, 12:46 pm
Posts: 88
Due to travel and family obligations, I will not have time to record any new projects until mid- to late January. However, if that will be soon enough, I would love to read "The Immigrant in the Library" (section 3). Please let me know either way, thanks :)

_________________
Alitheia

"There was enough of everything, and all of it good."
Anton Chekhov


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: December 8th, 2016, 2:20 pm 

Joined: November 28th, 2015, 7:47 am
Posts: 1015
Location: Florida
I'll add your name to that section in the meantime; thanks. :)

_________________
My previous LV work: Bellona Times


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: December 8th, 2016, 2:27 pm 

Joined: October 15th, 2016, 12:46 pm
Posts: 88
Thank you :) I'm excited about this one! Lovely text.

_________________
Alitheia

"There was enough of everything, and all of it good."
Anton Chekhov


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: December 30th, 2016, 1:54 pm 
LibriVox Admin Team

Joined: May 14th, 2012, 5:09 am
Posts: 7012
Location: in the sun
I'd like to DPL, please :)

_________________
Kathrine

~~ Thanks for your patience! Please feel free to send me a PM if you feel that I'm neglecting you ~~

Fairytales in Danish, Swedish, or Norwegian
Lots of short stories and myths that deal with nature from all over the world


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: December 31st, 2016, 9:51 am 

Joined: November 28th, 2015, 7:47 am
Posts: 1015
Location: Florida
Thanks, and good luck.

_________________
My previous LV work: Bellona Times


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: January 13th, 2017, 3:25 pm 

Joined: December 17th, 2014, 10:57 pm
Posts: 632
Location: Indiana, USA
I have recorded one of these so far:
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/whypubliclibrary_06_various_128kb.mp3
17:15

_________________
'whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.' -Oscar Wilde
plaidsicle.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: January 16th, 2017, 9:46 am 

Joined: November 28th, 2015, 7:47 am
Posts: 1015
Location: Florida
MW updated; thanks!
:)

_________________
My previous LV work: Bellona Times


Top
 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 221 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 15  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group