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Post by Sue Anderson » June 6th, 2019, 4:42 pm

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 066

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

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-066-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 1924). 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 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 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. Please use the format shown. Your file name should look like the one below, when you upload it.

    snf066_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 last 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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  • 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 » June 6th, 2019, 4:42 pm

Welcome to the 66th 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/

The Linda Hall Science, Engineering, and Technology Library has some unique items in its Digital Collection https://www.lindahall.org/collections/

If you have any doubts about the public domain status of anything you want to read for the collection, please feel free to post the source along with your query in the thread, and I will be glad to help you! Thanks!

Sue (Book Coordinator, Short Nonfiction Collection)

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Post by KevinS » June 6th, 2019, 5:17 pm

E agora, José?

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 6th, 2019, 5:37 pm

KevinS wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 5:17 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf066_lastletterhome_roosevelt_ks_128kb.mp3

5:46

Roosevelt's last letter home, from Quentin Roosevelt: A Sketch in Letters published in 1921.

Quentin Roosevelt (1897-1918)

https://archive.org/details/quentinroosevelt00quen/page/160

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quentin_Roosevelt
Hi Kevin, Thank you for starting off Vol. 066 with this letter from Theodore Roosevelt's youngest son: "Quentin Roosevelt (November 19, 1897 – July 14, 1918) was the youngest son of President Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Edith Roosevelt. He was killed in aerial combat over France on Bastille Day (July 14), 1918. As of 2019, he is the only son of a US President to die in combat." (Wikipedia)

As soon as our metacoordinator, knotyouraveragejo, has time to open up a Magic Window, I'll be able to enter your selection into it; meanwhile, Craig will PL it for you.

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Post by KevinS » June 7th, 2019, 9:20 am

E agora, José?

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Post by TriciaG » June 7th, 2019, 10:24 am

I've popped in and given you a MW. Jo can double check everything to make sure I did it right when she's able. :)
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Post by Sue Anderson » June 7th, 2019, 2:27 pm

Thanks, Tricia! :)

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 7th, 2019, 3:58 pm

Thanks, Kevin! :D I couldn't resist this quote:

"The boy will not stay at home with the old-fashioned plow; neither will the girl stay by the broom and the dish pan if the vacuum cleaner and the well-drained sink can be obtained."

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Post by KevinS » June 7th, 2019, 4:08 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Thanks, Kevin! :D I couldn't resist this quote:

"The boy will not stay at home with the old-fashioned plow; neither will the girl stay by the broom and the dish pan if the vacuum cleaner and the well-drained sink can be obtained."
It's such an interesting article. Many today would say that its ideas are backward, but this was a real mark of feminine independence and value some 100 years ago.
E agora, José?

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Post by soupy » June 8th, 2019, 5:40 am

Thanks for the last letter Kevn.

The reading of the text was correct, however, the ending should be : "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"

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Post by soupy » June 8th, 2019, 6:02 am

Thanks Kevin. I've met manny farmer's daughter here in Wisconsin who are very well rounded people.

4:03 No need to read the heading of the page - The Young Woman on the Farm by Martha Foot Crow

4:18 - Professor G W Fiske - you read Friske - can fix or not

the ending should be : "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"

You're using the poetry ending - end of poem (reading) this recording is in the public domain.

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Post by soupy » June 9th, 2019, 3:51 am

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 9th, 2019, 9:19 am

soupy wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 3:51 am
Preparation For a Christian Life, The Pause (3)
By Soren Kierkegaard

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Thanks, Craig, for continuing your exploration of Kierkegaard's writings with this excerpt from The Pause. Your reading is PL OK! :)

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Post by soupy » June 9th, 2019, 12:06 pm

Thanks Sue :D
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » June 9th, 2019, 4:08 pm

TriciaG wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 10:24 am
I've popped in and given you a MW. Jo can double check everything to make sure I did it right when she's able. :)
Thanks!
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