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Post by Ravie13 » December 12th, 2017, 1:35 am

The Haunted Hour; an anthology by Margaret Widdemer (1884 - 1978).
A collection of ghost poems.
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/stream/hauntedhoura ... 6/mode/2up
  2. Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

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  3. 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):
    • "Section [number] of The Haunted Hour; an anthology by Margaret Widdemar. 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]"
    • Then introduce each poem by saying:
      ""[Poem title], by [Poem author]."


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Section [number] of The Haunted Hour; an anthology by Margaret Widdemer. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Then introduce each poem by saying:
      ""[Poem title], by [Poem 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 The Haunted Hour; an anthology, by Margaret Widdemer. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  4. Example filename hauntedhour_##_widdemer_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. hauntedhour_01_widdemer_128kb.mp3)
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Post by TriciaG » December 12th, 2017, 6:45 am

I am unable to MC this, because it's not PD for me. But your MC will need to know how many sections to put in the MW. Are you planning on doing one poem per file/section? If so, I think that's 107 sections, if I counted correctly. :)
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Post by Ravie13 » December 12th, 2017, 4:25 pm

The text is separated into sub-sets of ghost poem styles (i.e. All Soul's Night, Sea Ghosts, Haunted Places) so I was thinking of separating by those thematic groupings but I'm open to one poem per section as well which might be more interesting for listeners looking for just particular poets. I'm open to suggestions.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 12th, 2017, 8:45 pm

Hey Ravie,

I'm happy to MC this for you.

I read a book of poetry a while back where I grouped the poems into fives - that allowed me to go longer between reading the disclaimers. I think I left about 5 seconds between the poems so that the reader had time to digest that and move on to the next one. So I'll throw that out as an idea. Not that you use 5's exactly, but maybe you group each subset into one or two batches.

I'll set the MW up with 20 sections and you can add more later if you decide you need them, or we can delete a few at the end if that is too many.

MaryAnn

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 12th, 2017, 8:59 pm

OK, Your MW is set up.

I've edited the intros in the first post assuming you are going to group the poems. If you decide to do one poem per section, let me know and I'll help you change the intros to reflect that.

For a solo project, you are the Book Coordinator. That means you fill out the Magic Window and post your links and times in the window when you upload your files.

You'll need to start by logging into the magic window. Instructions are in the BC How-to; and this is a more detailed version of the First Login instructions (with pictures!) Please be sure to read all of the BC How To document, as that will give you more information on your role as a BC.

Next, you'll need to start entering section (or chapter) titles. I've entered the first couple to get you started (again, assuming you will group the poems).

Then you are ready to start recording. When you upload a section, it's your responsibility to add the link and duration (mm:ss) to the Magic Window. Link from the uploader goes in the "listen URL" column, duration goes in the "notes" column. Then be sure to post in the thread that a new section is ready for PL so your DPL knows there is something new.

If you have questions, or if you have any trouble with the instructions in the BC how to, please post and we'll work through it together. There is a bit of a learning curve when you do your first solo. You've picked a nice size book - not too long and something that you are interested in, so it should be a manageable and enjoyable process for you.

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Post by Ravie13 » December 15th, 2017, 4:44 pm

Thank you so much MaryAnn!

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