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Post by Sue Anderson » November 17th, 2019, 7:59 am

Note: knotyouraveragejo is Metacoordinator (MC); Sue Anderson is Book Coordinator (BC); Soupy is Dedicated Proof Listener (DPL)

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 071

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," 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 2 selections per volume. There is no need to "sign-up" before recording; as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. Multiple versions are 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:

    snf071_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb

    After it is uploaded, it should have this format:
    https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf071_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3
  • Keep the file name short! Use just a word or two to identfy the title. Omit "a," "the," etc. Don't 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 file name!
3. UPLOAD your recording:
  • Upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader: http://librivox.org/login/uploader. When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - copy and post it to the current nonfiction thread. If you don't post 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 » November 17th, 2019, 7:59 am

Welcome to the 71st 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 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/

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!

Please note: There is a limit of two selections per reader for this volume of Short Nonfiction.

Please check the "vitals" of your recording with Checker https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker before sending it up to the Nonfiction Collection! :) Checker is an easy to use "open source tool that looks for common problems with recordings for LibriVox... Checker saves time by checking contributions for common issues before files are uploaded." Thanks! :) :)

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Post by Sue Anderson » November 18th, 2019, 7:45 pm

Craig, Many thanks for getting vol. 071 off to a great start with this intriguing-sounding essay by Schopenhauer! :) I'll hopefully have the time to PL it tomorrow.

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Post by KevinS » November 18th, 2019, 8:08 pm

"E agora, José?"

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Post by Sue Anderson » November 19th, 2019, 6:09 am

KevinS wrote:
November 18th, 2019, 8:08 pm
"Limitations of Truth-Telling" by Edward F. Adams

https://archive.org/details/ArenaMagazine-Volume20/page/n619

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf071_limitsoftruthtelling_adams_ks_128kb.mp3

23:48


Nothing changes.
Thanks for this, Kevin! :) Adams (1839-1929) will be a new author for the LibriVox catalog! From my sleuthing, I see he was an editor on the San Francisco Chronicle, a lively newspaper in its heyday: "I had discovered another limitation to the truth which I could be permitted to tell in a newspaper, and this was that it must be only that kind of truth which the general public desires to read... The fact is, that truth cannot be told constantly without raising up enemies, while the disinterested majority of mankind give no corresponding support. (pp.608-9)"

The Arena magazine looks like an interesting source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Arena_(magazine)

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Post by KevinS » November 19th, 2019, 6:35 am

Sue Anderson wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 6:09 am

The Arena magazine looks like an interesting source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Arena_(magazine)
Indeed! I'll be using it a lot!
"E agora, José?"

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Post by soupy » November 19th, 2019, 8:54 am

Thanks Kevin :D

Telliing all the truth that fits.

One error noted:

11:04 and if I did not like it, to quit – you said he

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Post by KevinS » November 19th, 2019, 9:41 am

soupy wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 8:54 am
Thanks Kevin :D

Telliing all the truth that fits.

One error noted:

11:04 and if I did not like it, to quit – you said he

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Thank you. I'll fix it now. Well, after my late breakfast, but soon!
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Post by KevinS » November 19th, 2019, 10:12 am

"E agora, José?"

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Post by soupy » November 19th, 2019, 11:49 am

I still hear the same. See page 608

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Post by KevinS » November 19th, 2019, 12:06 pm

soupy wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 11:49 am
I still hear the same. See page 608

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I must have loaded the wrong file. Doctor's appt. I'll be back later today.
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Post by KevinS » November 19th, 2019, 3:18 pm

There! That should do it! It's a long story and not very interesting. Unless you want to make fun of me. I'm willing to share!

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf071_limitsoftruthtelling_adams_ks_128kb.mp3

23:48


Sorry for the bother, soupy.
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Post by soupy » November 19th, 2019, 5:26 pm

No Bother.

Hope you're doing fine.

PLOK

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Post by Sue Anderson » November 19th, 2019, 5:37 pm

soupy wrote:
November 18th, 2019, 7:07 pm
I'll start it off :D

On Thinking For Oneself (excerpt)
by Arthur Schopenhauer

Craig
Thanks, Craig; your reading is PL OK! :) Schopenhauer's essay is certainly provacative!
"...The safest way of having no thoughts of one's one is to take up a book every moment one has nothing else to do. It is this practice which explains why erudition makes most men more stupid and silly than they are by nature, and prevents their writings obtaining any measure of success."


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