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Post by Sue Anderson » January 3rd, 2018, 7:20 pm

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 055

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

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-055-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 1923). 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 cookie 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," please 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. You may read up to 3 selections per volume. There is no need to "sign-up" before recording; as long as the work is clearly in the public domain, just start recording. Multiple versions are always welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)

After 15-20 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 using the following format for the file name:

    snf055_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3
  • Please keep the file name short. It isn't necessary to put the whole title in the file name - just a word or two. Please omit "a," "the," etc. from the title. Do not 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 name, and your initials. There are only 4 underscores in a title!
3. UPLOAD your recording:
  • Please upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader: http://librivox.org/login/uploader. When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please copy and post to the current nonfiction thread. If you don't post the fact that you've uploaded your recording, the nonfiction book coordinator won't know that you did it!
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  • If you have trouble reading the image above, please send a private message to any admin.
  • 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:
  • 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 » January 3rd, 2018, 7:20 pm

Welcome to the 55th volume 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 filled with public domain nonfiction to explore http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category: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 Soupy (Craig), our Dedicated Proof Listener.
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/

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 5th, 2018, 11:15 am

The Invitation (Section 1), from Preparation for a Christian Life
by Søren Kierkegaard
translated by Lee M. Hollander
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=pst.000052897801;view=1up;seq=163
pp. 152-156

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf055_invitation_kierkegaard_sa_128kb.mp3
16:54

Kierkegaard's philosophy is the abiding interest of our dedicated proof listener, Craig. Craig had picked this selection to read for volume 55, when he came down with a severe case of laryngitis and was told to rest his voice. So I am reading this for him.

Let's, everyone, wish Craig a speedy recovery and return to reading for LibriVox! :!:

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Post by soupy » January 5th, 2018, 1:13 pm

Thanks Sue :D
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Post by soupy » January 5th, 2018, 4:14 pm

Thanks Sue :D Now there are two voices reading Kierkegaard. PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by Availle » January 10th, 2018, 7:30 am

And one from me, as usual. A bit more science again. ;-)

Capturing the Smallest Animal in the World
Leon Augustus Hausman PhD. (no dates, but was very prolific in the 1920s)

Taken from "Popular Mechanics" Vol. 37, Jan. 1922, pp. 168-169
https://archive.org/stream/PopularMechanics1922/Popular_Mechanics_01_1922#page/n168/mode/1up
main page here: https://archive.org/details/PopularMechanics1922

5:48
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf055_smallestanimal_hausman_ava_128kb.mp3
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Post by Sue Anderson » January 10th, 2018, 9:51 am

Availle wrote:
January 10th, 2018, 7:30 am
And one from me, as usual. A bit more science again. ;-)

Capturing the Smallest Animal in the World
Leon Augustus Hausman PhD. (no dates, but was very prolific in the 1920s)

Taken from "Popular Mechanics" Vol. 37, Jan. 1922, pp. 168-169


5:48
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf055_smallestanimal_hausman_ava_128kb.mp3
Hi Availle, Thanks for introducing us to the Pleuromonas joculans! :) Popular Mechanics brings back memories--one of my dad's favorite magazines; we always had a subscription when I was a kid.

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Post by soupy » January 10th, 2018, 1:11 pm

Capturing the Smallest Animal in the World is PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by Availle » January 10th, 2018, 4:58 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
January 10th, 2018, 9:51 am
Popular Mechanics brings back memories--one of my dad's favorite magazines; we always had a subscription when I was a kid.
You don't happen to have them still around? I'm looking for one particular article in the 1922 edition and cannot find it online...
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Post by Sue Anderson » January 10th, 2018, 7:19 pm

Availle, no, but what article/date are you looking for? From a quick survey of Google books, it would seem that they've got a lot of the Popular Mechanics issues from 1922.

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Post by NemoR » January 10th, 2018, 7:49 pm

Hi Sue,

Here is my contribution in honor of the month :D

Title of the work: January Days (Chapter 48) from In New England Fields and Woods

Author of the work: Rowland E. Robinson

The link to your file:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf055_januarydays_robinson_nr_128kb.mp3

A URL link to the source from which you read : http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36844

Length in minutes: 7:16

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 11th, 2018, 6:10 am

NemoR wrote:
January 10th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Hi Sue,

Here is my contribution in honor of the month :D

Title of the work: January Days (Chapter 48) from In New England Fields and Woods

Author of the work: Rowland E. Robinson

Nemo
Hi Nemo, Thanks for contributing this evocation of January days to Volume 55. :) January is a a month of changed perspectives without doubt. Here in Illinois, until yesterday, there was about 5 inches of snow on the ground (with the low temperature for January that I saw on my thermometer a chilling minus 17.8).This morning it is 52 degrees out. All the snow has melted within the last 24 hours, and the the result yet another transformed January landscape -- dense fog.

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Post by soupy » January 11th, 2018, 6:22 am

January Days is PLOK :thumbs:

Thanks Nemo :)

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Post by soupy » January 20th, 2018, 4:37 pm

Winter Butterflies in Bolinas is PLOK Sue :thumbs:

That was a nice story.

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