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Post by LCaulkins » January 24th, 2020, 9:45 am

Myths and Legends Around the World (in English) - Collection 001 .

You get to decide what to put in a section! This collection is dedicated to recordings of short mythical or legendary works which are in the Public Domain (generally meaning that they were published 1924 or earlier). Appropriate stories tell of legends, heroes, myths, and ancient lore. Your story can be from any country, but needs to be in English. Source material must be in the public domain. (Lynette Caulkins)
  • Please choose and record any short myth or legendary 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. You may use 2 sections for one myth/legend if that is needed. Multiple versions are welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your topic already; we're happy to hear the version you found, too. :)

    After 12 recordings are submitted and approved, we will catalog the collection and make it 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 .5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording. Add 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:

      mlaw001_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb


      After it is uploaded, it should have this format:
      https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw001_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3
    • Keep the file name short! Use just a word or two to identify 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!
    • Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
    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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    • 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: TriciaG
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page
    When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.

    4. POST the following information in this thread:
    • Title of the work.
    • Author of the work.
    • 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 instead of the view of the book, e.g. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/# (where # is the Gutenberg project number for the book).
    • The link to your recording file that you copied from the uploader.
    • Length in minutes. (mm:ss)
    • 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:
    • The level of proof listening for the nonfiction collection is "standard." We will only proof for repeated words or passages that the reader likely intended to edit out, misreads that change the meaning of the text, and such. For a discussion of the levels of proof listening, please see this Wiki page: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Guide_for_Proof-listeners#Levels_of_Proof-listening
    • 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 absolutely 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 may be deleted from the current volume of the Myths and Legends Around the World Collection, but they can always be included in a future volume when the edits are complete.

    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


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Last edited by LCaulkins on January 24th, 2020, 9:51 am, edited 4 times in total.
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
My Sections
Readers needed: Afghan Wars 1878-80 The Red Reign
Let's finish for Elizabby: :hearts: Regiment of Women
DR - Count of Monte Cristo

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Post by LCaulkins » January 24th, 2020, 9:50 am

I will also DPL this collection.

I searched through the Catalog and forum and didn't find such a collection already listed. Let me know if I missing something, and this should be directed there, or if I need to change the collection's number. (I do need to edit the file name example in the instructions, to reflect the appropriate MC)

The template required a text source, so I listed the source for the first selection, which is:

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60859
THE COMING OF LUGH
A CELTIC WONDER-TALE
RETOLD BY ELLA YOUNG
(reserved for LV reader JtotheP716)
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
My Sections
Readers needed: Afghan Wars 1878-80 The Red Reign
Let's finish for Elizabby: :hearts: Regiment of Women
DR - Count of Monte Cristo

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Post by KevinS » January 24th, 2020, 1:33 pm

You know, it strikes me now that I don't really have an adequate definition for 'legend.'

How 'bout a Paul Bunyan story?

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Post by LCaulkins » January 24th, 2020, 1:51 pm

Certainly, that'd be great. :)
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Readers needed: Afghan Wars 1878-80 The Red Reign
Let's finish for Elizabby: :hearts: Regiment of Women
DR - Count of Monte Cristo

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Post by TriciaG » January 26th, 2020, 5:09 pm

This is set up.

It shouldn't have required a text source. Maybe it required one because you didn't set this as a collection (the question that asked if this project will have multiple texts and authors). :hmm:

Are you familiar with adding the metadata to the MW - the author and text source for each section?
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Kerner Report on 1967 race riots: LINK
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character
Family history: The Medici, Vol. 2

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Post by LCaulkins » January 26th, 2020, 6:10 pm

Thank you very much, Tricia.

I am not familiar with that yet. Is there a page that tells us what to do? - I'll study up on it. I haven't BC'd a collection yet, but am eager to learn the extra specifics.
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
My Sections
Readers needed: Afghan Wars 1878-80 The Red Reign
Let's finish for Elizabby: :hearts: Regiment of Women
DR - Count of Monte Cristo

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Post by TriciaG » January 26th, 2020, 6:14 pm

Yep - some instructions are here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/BC's:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window#Special_Instructions_for_Collections_.E2.80.93_Entering_Section_Metadata

It's pretty easy. The hardest part is when the author isn't in the list. :)
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Kerner Report on 1967 race riots: LINK
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character
Family history: The Medici, Vol. 2


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Post by TriciaG » January 27th, 2020, 7:36 am

Moving to Readers Wanted...
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Kerner Report on 1967 race riots: LINK
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character
Family history: The Medici, Vol. 2

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Post by LCaulkins » January 27th, 2020, 11:17 am

Thank you very much, Kevin! :clap:

This is PL OK - a great start for this collection. :thumbs:

Made me crack up out loud a couple of times.
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Readers needed: Afghan Wars 1878-80 The Red Reign
Let's finish for Elizabby: :hearts: Regiment of Women
DR - Count of Monte Cristo

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Post by pschempf » February 5th, 2020, 2:10 pm

Lynette -

Here's a contribution to this collection -

Title of the work: The Lorelei
Author of the work: Retold by Marie H. Frary AND Charles M. Stebbins
A URL link to the source from which you read: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/58185/58185-h/58185-h.htm#Page_26
The link to your recording file that you copied from the uploader: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw001_lorelei_frary_ps_128kb.mp3
Length in minutes. (mm:ss): 4:54

We were visiting family in Germany and drove along the Rhine. We stopped for lunch near the cliff and my uncle Joaquim sang a song of the Lorelei.
Fritz

"A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules."

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Post by LCaulkins » February 8th, 2020, 8:48 am

pschempf wrote:
February 5th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Lynette -

Here's a contribution to this collection -

Title of the work: The Lorelei
Author of the work: Retold by Marie H. Frary AND Charles M. Stebbins
A URL link to the source from which you read: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/58185/58185-h/58185-h.htm#Page_26
The link to your recording file that you copied from the uploader: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw001_lorelei_frary_ps_128kb.mp3
Length in minutes. (mm:ss): 4:54

We were visiting family in Germany and drove along the Rhine. We stopped for lunch near the cliff and my uncle Joaquim sang a song of the Lorelei.
(My profound apologies for letting this slip through the cracks momentarily - I need to refrain from looking at LibriVox posts when I can't do anything about them, as that is how I failed to address this more timely.)

Fritz, this is fantastic! Thank you so much for the contribution. That's a wonderful memory connected to the story.

My only PL Note: Perfect reading. The volume is a little low, getting a warning from Checker. I can mark it PL OK if you wish, but it would benefit from Amplification. Let me know if you want to let it stand, or if you edit it for volume. :)
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Readers needed: Afghan Wars 1878-80 The Red Reign
Let's finish for Elizabby: :hearts: Regiment of Women
DR - Count of Monte Cristo

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Post by pschempf » February 8th, 2020, 11:21 am

Hi Lynette -

I rechecked that file and Checker said it was at 88.9 dB. I figured "what the heck" and amplified it by the 0.1 dB. When I rechecked it again it said it was at 88.6?!? :hmm: I amplified it by another 0.4 dB and now Checker says it's at 89.0. I'm not sure why Checker gave you an out of bounds reading as it should have been within the +/- 3 dB range anyhow. At any rate, here's another copy amplified by 0.5 dB. Let me know if it doesn't come out alright on your end.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw001_lorelei_frary_ps_128kb.mp3

Length remains the same.
Fritz

"A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules."

Trollope

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Post by LCaulkins » February 8th, 2020, 1:03 pm

pschempf wrote:
February 8th, 2020, 11:21 am
Hi Lynette -

I rechecked that file and Checker said it was at 88.9 dB. I figured "what the heck" and amplified it by the 0.1 dB. When I rechecked it again it said it was at 88.6?!? :hmm: I amplified it by another 0.4 dB and now Checker says it's at 89.0. I'm not sure why Checker gave you an out of bounds reading as it should have been within the +/- 3 dB range anyhow. At any rate, here's another copy amplified by 0.5 dB. Let me know if it doesn't come out alright on your end.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw001_lorelei_frary_ps_128kb.mp3

Length remains the same.
It has a happy green "Passed" now - Yeah, I've seen it do really strange things like that with my own recording files, too. I don't have enough training in it to begin to know why. It's so weird!!

Thank you so very much for this addition!

Section 3 is PL OK :thumbs:
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Let's finish for Elizabby: :hearts: Regiment of Women
DR - Count of Monte Cristo

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Post by pschempf » February 8th, 2020, 1:18 pm

Hurrah! :clap:
Fritz

"A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules."

Trollope

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