[BOTANY] Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution: A Chapter in the History of Botany by Agnes Arber - jo

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Post by linny » July 7th, 2018, 5:49 am

Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution: A Chapter in the History of Botany by Agnes Arber (1879 - 1960).

Abandoned solo, adopted by Linny as a group project.

Volunteers outside the USA: Agnes Arber died in 1960. Her work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years or Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954).
Eminent British botanist Agnes Arber provides an authoritative history of printed Herbals -- books widely used in early modern Europe to catalogue the uses of different kinds of plants. While Herbals often reflected pre-scientific and magical beliefs about the properties of plants, Arber's work reveals that they were also critical to the early development of botany and medicine as empirical sciences. A classic in the history of science. (Josh Leach)
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      Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/History /Early Modern; *Non-fiction/Science/Life Sciences

      Keywords that describe the book: magic, botany, History of Medicine, History of Science, herbals, early modern europe

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        "End of Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution: A Chapter in the History of Botany, by Agnes Arber. "

      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
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Last edited by linny on September 13th, 2019, 9:55 am, edited 8 times in total.

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Post by TriciaG » July 7th, 2018, 6:50 am

Please, PLEASE, before embarking on a solo, do two things:

(1) We do STRONGLY encourage a one-minute test (LINK) to check your technical settings. It's not an audition, but to make sure you're exporting at the correct bit rate, have your recording in mono, etc. It would be a shame to record a whole section, only to have to scrap it and redo it because of some simple setting that is incorrect.

(2) Claim, record, and get OK'd at least one section in a group project. This is to make sure you know what you're getting into. Recording a whole book isn't as easy as it seems. It isn't simply sitting down and recording. There's editing to do - and that often can take up to 5 times as long as recording does. In my experience, a ballpark estimate of 95% of brand new readers who start with a solo end up quitting before finishing. Please test the waters first before jumping in. :) Not only that, you're basically alone in a solo: you are the coordinator, and unless you have a very friendly DPL, you won't get much encouragement while doing your solo.

We can leave this in the Launch Pad for now. Please post back when you've got an OK on your test, and if/when you've finished a section in a group project. :)
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 7th, 2018, 5:43 pm

This looks like a really interesting choice. I see you have done the 1-minute test and are wading into Readers Wanted as Tricia suggested. :) When you are ready to come back to this, I'd be happy to MC and set up this solo for you.
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Post by 20thCenturyVole » July 9th, 2018, 10:42 am

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
July 7th, 2018, 5:43 pm
This looks like a really interesting choice. I see you have done the 1-minute test and are wading into Readers Wanted as Tricia suggested. :) When you are ready to come back to this, I'd be happy to MC and set up this solo for you.
Thank so much Jo, that would be wonderful! I'll continue supporting the collaborative projects I'm on, but would love to get started on this recording as well in the meantime, whenever you have a chance to set it up.
greatly appreciated!
Josh

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 9th, 2018, 5:58 pm

Josh,

This project is now set up in the database. Since this will be your first project as soloist/book coordinator(BC), you will need to set up a password for access to the workflow system so you can enter the information into the section compiler which then appears in the "Magic Window" in the top post. Here are some links to detailed instructions for logging into the system and setting a password the first time, as well as for entering and editing information in the section compiler.

First Time Logging in to the Workflow

Instructions for BCs and DPLs

A version of the above is also in the LibriVox wiki in case you can't access Google Docs for some reason.

BCs - How to Update the Magic Window

Please also note I have shortened the suggested filename significantly. :)

If you have any questions, let me know. I'll leave this thread here in the Launch Pad for a day or so longer before I move it to the Going Solo forum, to see if a DPL (Dedicated Prooflistener) volunteers. Looking forward to working with you.
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Post by 20thCenturyVole » July 10th, 2018, 6:32 am

Thank you so much Jo - this is greatly appreciated! I logged into the workflow and will start adding the recordings as I go. Preface was just uploaded as a start.

Since I'm still learning the ropes around here, any advice & corrections as to procedure, etc. along the way are much appreciated! :help:

Looking forward to working together as well :D

Josh

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 10th, 2018, 6:23 pm

It's helpful if you include the duration of each recording in the notes field so any prospective prooflisteners can see how long each section is before they listen.
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Post by 20thCenturyVole » July 10th, 2018, 7:35 pm

Ah, thanks - will do!

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 5th, 2019, 12:40 pm

Hi Josh,

Still planning to finish this project? It will soon be 6 months since your last post to the thread. Please post with an update or this project will be considered abandoned. The project thread will be removed from the forums and the project will be added to the abandoned solos list and made available for other readers to complete as per our policy for abandoned projects which I have copied below.
IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
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Post by kawatara » March 9th, 2019, 11:07 am

PL Notes for Preface
Begin with Preface of Herbals..... (do not include years)
Put recorded by... before you say the title again
After saying the title again at the end of the intro say "Preface

End recording with "End of Preface"
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Post by SaraHale » April 17th, 2019, 8:24 am

Hey Josh,

Could I be DPL?

Thanks!
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 20th, 2019, 9:28 pm

Hi kawatara and Sara. Thanks for your interest in PLing for this project. Josh hasn't been around the forum since last July so it's not looking like he plans to continue with this project. I will likely be posting this as an abandoned solo when I get a chance.
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Post by SaraHale » April 20th, 2019, 11:42 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Hi kawatara and Sara. Thanks for your interest in PLing for this project. Josh hasn't been around the forum since last July so it's not looking like he plans to continue with this project. I will likely be posting this as an abandoned solo when I get a chance.
You're welcome. Got it. I'd be happy to be the DPL when someone else picks the book again.
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 16th, 2019, 3:44 pm

Moved to Abandoned Projects
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Post by TriciaG » September 10th, 2019, 9:30 am

Moved to Book Suggestions for Linny to look at
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