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Post by Sue Anderson » July 8th, 2019, 1:37 pm

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 067

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

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-067-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. The uploader will add the mp.3 to the end of your file name when it uploads. Please use the format shown. Your file name should have this format before you upload it:

    snf067_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb

    After it is uploaded, it should have this format:
    https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_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 » July 8th, 2019, 1:37 pm

Welcome to the 67th 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/

Please note: Sourcing your recording from Wikisource is NOT recommended.

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 NicholiVolta » July 9th, 2019, 3:54 pm

Hello, this is not the first time I'm recording for LibriVox, but this is the first time I've recorded something of considerable length, so you've been warned.

A Colored Man's Reminiscences of James Madison
Paul Jennings (1799-1874)
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_acoloredmansreminiscencesofjamesmadison_jennings_nv_128kb.mp3.mp3
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57259
15:35

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Post by Sue Anderson » July 9th, 2019, 4:43 pm

NicholiVolta wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Hello, this is not the first time I'm recording for LibriVox, but this is the first time I've recorded something of considerable length, so you've been warned.

A Colored Man's Reminiscences of James Madison
Paul Jennings (1799-1874)
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_acoloredmansreminiscencesofjamesmadison_jennings_nv_128kb.mp3.mp3
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57259
15:35
Hi Nicholi, Welcome to LibriVox and to the Short Nonfiction Collection! :) Thanks for starting off our 67th volume of nonfiction with this interesting reminiscence of James Madison by Paul Jennings. You read well and very clearly.

Checking your specs, I only noticed one minor thing and that is that you have "mp.3" written twice at the end of the file name. This will need fixing. If you are using Audacity to record, the uploader adds the "mp.3" automatically when it uploads a file. The file name should look like the sample in #2 of the instructions above [Edit and Save your file].

The nonfiction collection has a dedicated proof listener (DPL), Soupy (Craig), who will proof listen (PL) your recording. Please wait to fix the file name until Craig has a chance to listen, in case there are any other edits!

Best wishes for your recording journey with LibriVox! :)

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Post by KevinS » July 9th, 2019, 6:34 pm

'Marriage Rites' by Lady Wilde (a chapter from Ancient legends, mystic charms, and superstitions of Ireland)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924074445762/page/n235

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_marriagerites_wilde_ks_128kb.mp3

4:05
E agora, José?

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Post by Sue Anderson » July 9th, 2019, 7:12 pm

KevinS wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 6:34 pm
'Marriage Rites' by Lady Wilde (a chapter from Ancient legends, mystic charms, and superstitions of Ireland)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924074445762/page/n235

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_marriagerites_wilde_ks_128kb.mp3

4:05
Thanks, Kevin! :)

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Post by KevinS » July 9th, 2019, 7:19 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 7:12 pm
KevinS wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 6:34 pm
'Marriage Rites' by Lady Wilde (a chapter from Ancient legends, mystic charms, and superstitions of Ireland)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924074445762/page/n235

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_marriagerites_wilde_ks_128kb.mp3

4:05
Thanks, Kevin! :)
Always a pleasure. This is one of my favorite LibriVox collections. It goes from ant farms to zebra races!
E agora, José?

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Post by Sue Anderson » July 10th, 2019, 6:17 am

KevinS wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 7:19 pm
This is one of my favorite LibriVox collections. It goes from ant farms to zebra races!
Thanks Kevin! :) Thinking about your comment, there's an opportunity there for some LibriVox "Alphabet Soup" collections-- the A to Z of animals, flowers, city names, or whatever, where contributors could record (of their choosing) selections relevant to the topic, one for each letter of the alphabet, as in "ants to zebras."

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Post by KevinS » July 10th, 2019, 7:11 am

Sue Anderson wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 6:17 am
KevinS wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 7:19 pm
This is one of my favorite LibriVox collections. It goes from ant farms to zebra races!
Thanks Kevin! :) Thinking about your comment, there's an opportunity there for some LibriVox "Alphabet Soup" collections-- the A to Z of animals, flowers, city names, or whatever, where contributors could record (of their choosing) selections relevant to the topic, one for each letter of the alphabet, as in "ants to zebras."
I love that idea!
E agora, José?

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Post by soupy » July 10th, 2019, 9:46 am

Poor Mrs Madison lived in poverty!

Thanks NicholiVolta :thumbs:

A few small errors

1:05 belonging to Edward M. Thomas, a colored man, for many years Messenger to the House of Representatives - you read Edwin

4:00 who were placed in battery, at Bladensburg – you read Wiilliamsburg

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Post by soupy » July 10th, 2019, 9:53 am

Thanks for the Irish marriage rites Kevin :D

Did you mnean to skip the last paragraph and two line poem?

Your reading is PLOK as it is. You can add the end if you forgot it.

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Post by soupy » July 10th, 2019, 9:58 am

The Invitation and the Inviter from Preparaton for a Christian Life 1850
by Soren Kierkegaard translated by Lee M Hollander 1923

http://www.archive.org/stream/selectionsfromwr00kieruoft#page/201/mode/1up

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_invitionandinviter_kierkegaard_cc_128kb.mp3

15:59

Craig

One more section and Preparation is finished :D
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Post by KevinS » July 10th, 2019, 10:19 am

soupy wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 9:53 am
Thanks for the Irish marriage rites Kevin :D

Did you mnean to skip the last paragraph and two line poem?

Your reading is PLOK as it is. You can add the end if you forgot it.

Craig
I'll have to look. I recorded this a long time ago. Thank you.
E agora, José?

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Post by KevinS » July 10th, 2019, 10:33 am

KevinS wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 10:19 am
soupy wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 9:53 am
Thanks for the Irish marriage rites Kevin :D

Did you mnean to skip the last paragraph and two line poem?

Your reading is PLOK as it is. You can add the end if you forgot it.

Craig
I'll have to look. I recorded this a long time ago. Thank you.
Gosh, that's embarrassing. Thank you catching this! Seriously!

I guess I 'clean forgot.'


https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_marriagerites_wilde_ks_128kb.mp3

5:38
E agora, José?

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Post by soupy » July 10th, 2019, 11:18 am

Gosh, that's embarrassing. Thank you catching this! Seriously!

I guess I 'clean forgot.'

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_marriagerites_wilde_ks_128kb.mp3
It's the same recording you loaded before. 4:50

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