[SOLO] The Romance of Excavation, by David Masters - dlo

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Steven Seitel
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Post by Steven Seitel » January 9th, 2019, 9:42 am

The Romance of Excavation by David Masters (1883 - 1965).


This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-romance-of-excavation-by-david-masters/
The Romance of Excavation: A Record of the Amazing Discoveries in Egypt, Assyria, Troy, Crete, etc., with Twenty-Nine Illustrations, by David Masters (Charles Edwin Brand, 1883-1965).

From the Foreword: "In the following pages I have sought to reveal some of the romance of excavation, to tell the fascinating story of the men who have gone out into the desert places and dug up long-lost cities and the fabled treasure of ancient kings." (Steven Seitel)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/romanceofexcavat00mastuoft/page/n7
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin ===========================================

    Genres for the project:

    Keywords that describe the book: archaeology, ancient ruins

    ============================================
  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of The Romance of Excavation by David Masters. 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:
      "The Romance of Excavation, by David Masters. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The Romance of Excavation by David Masters. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • 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 The Romance of Excavation, by David Masters. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename romanceofexcavation_##_masters_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. romanceofexcavation_01_masters_128kb.mp3)



    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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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: dlolso21
    • 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
Last edited by Steven Seitel on January 9th, 2019, 10:30 am, edited 1 time in total.
Steven Seitel

Steven Seitel
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Post by Steven Seitel » January 9th, 2019, 9:47 am

Well, here goes. I'll try my hand at a solo recording of this book. It will be my first solo. I hope I've followed launch instructions correctly. Please advise if something needs fixing and I'll get right to it.

I'm looking forward to this project.

Steven Seitel
Steven Seitel

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Post by dlolso21 » January 9th, 2019, 11:06 am

Steven,

I can MC this for you.

The MW is started and tested.

I have made a few edits to the first post.

You will need to select genre(s) before this goes into the Librivox catalog.

As a soloist you are the also the BC (book coordinator) for this project (see links below with instructions and details).

Workflow first-time login instructions (with pictures):
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxWB83bbALTQYjlENGZ0SVJUWWs

Workflow instructions for BC's and DPL's:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kVj409nG_E0XJ5UrrcL7EVx7Qyx-2UQ7dbw4mINi3XQ
Also in the wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/BC%27s:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window

If you have any questions, please ask.

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Post by Kikisaulite » January 9th, 2019, 12:21 pm

Hi, Steven and David!
I would like to DPL this very much.

Kristine :)
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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Post by Steven Seitel » January 9th, 2019, 1:32 pm

Hi David, Kristine...

Thanks for signing up. This should be a fun project!

David ... there are 15 chapters PLUS a separate foreword...16 sections all together. I probably filled out the template wrong, sorry. Can I fix this or do you do it?

Re: selecting genres. Yes, I'll add those as soon as I can get back to my desktop machine. My iPad doesn't handle that particular pull-down menu very well. Or maybe it's just my fat fingers, I dunno.

Thank you both very much!

Steve
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Post by dlolso21 » January 9th, 2019, 3:54 pm

Steven,

It's probably the iPad, not you.

You can fix it !! As the project BC, you have 3 options for dealing with the Foreword:

1) Since it is so short, you can combine it with Chapter 1.

2) Once you get your Workflow login set up, you can add another section yourself; there is a "Add new section" button on the section compiler page.

3) You can skip the Foreword and just start recording with Chapter 1.

Consider the length of the Foreword and it's importance to the rest of the book when you make the choice.

David O

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Post by Steven Seitel » January 10th, 2019, 12:14 pm

David, Thanks.

I'm having trouble getting the workflow set up initially. I sent you a PM about it. Please advise.

Steve
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Post by dlolso21 » January 10th, 2019, 2:30 pm

Steven Seitel wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 12:14 pm
David, Thanks.

I'm having trouble getting the workflow set up initially. I sent you a PM about it. Please advise.

Steve
Steve,

I will respond to the PM due to the type of information I may be communicating.

David O

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Post by Steven Seitel » January 11th, 2019, 11:34 am

Chapter 1 has been uploaded.

Steve
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Post by Steven Seitel » January 11th, 2019, 3:40 pm

Chapter 16 has been uploaded.

This final chapter, Reader's Notes, collects in one out-of-the-mainstream place all the boring overhead: full title, publication data, dedication, foreword, pen name, etc. By parking all this dry stuff at the end of the book, rather than leaving it up front, the listener is immediately served up with the real meat of the story: the exciting discoveries made by the first "scientific" Tomb Raiders...oh, wait! I meant archaeologists.

Then, too, the interested listener is exhorted to seek out for herself copies of the the excellent B&W photographs that add much to the context.

Cheers,

Steve
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Post by dlolso21 » January 12th, 2019, 1:27 am

Moving this to "Going Solo"

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Post by Kikisaulite » January 12th, 2019, 11:22 am

Both chapters 01 and 16 are PL OK! :clap:
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Post by Steven Seitel » January 12th, 2019, 11:56 am

Kikisaulite wrote:
January 12th, 2019, 11:22 am
Both chapters 01 and 16 are PL OK! :clap:
Terrific! Thank you.

Steve
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Post by Steven Seitel » January 12th, 2019, 2:13 pm

Chapter 2 is now "up."

Steve
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Post by Kikisaulite » January 13th, 2019, 4:28 am

Chapter 2 is PL OK! :clap:

Interesting speculation that papyrus could be invented by a child playing and his father being interested in the play.
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