1. Choose an acceptable source. This collection is for recordings of short works (under 72 minutes), in any language except (modern) English. We can only accept readings of texts that are in the public domain in the United States. Specifically, we can publish recordings made from scans of books whose title page shows a date of publication of 1925 or earlier, which can be found at Archive.org, among other sites. We can also use most sources found at Gutenberg.org (if the book page says "Public domain in the USA"). We can use Wikisource only if there is a scan available at the "Source" tab. If you are unsure about a source, please ask us before recording it! Our contributors are also expected to verify themselves that the texts they record for LibriVox are in the public domain in their own country.This is our 30th collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English) as listed below. All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. (Summary by ToddHW)
If you are a new contributor, please read the following instructions carefully. Don't hesitate to ask in this thread (Post Reply) if you have any questions! Project roles: Michael (Kazbek) is BC, Todd (ToddHW) is MC, and Sonia (Kitty) is DPL.
2. New to recording? Please see our Newbie Guide to Recording (available in several languages) for further instructions. A quick guide to our required technical settings can be found here. LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs.
3. The format of the "intro" and "outro". (Can be in the language of the recorded text. Translations into many languages are available here.)
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
At the start of the recording say:
At the end of the recording say:"[Work title] by [author], read in [language]. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org" [Optional: "Read by your name."]
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.""End of [title], by [author]" [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
For short poems and other texts shorter than 500 words you can use the following format:
At the start of the recording say:
At the end of the recording say:"[Title] by [author], read in [language] for LibriVox.org ".
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of poem (or [title]). This recording is in the public domain" [Optional: "Read by your name, city, date."]
4. Filename: msw030_[work's title]_[author's last name]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3 (all lowercase and without accents, compressing the first few words of the title with no spaces) (e.g. msw030_chunsi_wang_drb_128kb.mp3)
5. Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader (MC to select: ToddHW)
(If you have trouble reading the image above, please contact an admin)
6. Copy the file link generated by the uploader and post the following information in this thread (Post Reply):
7. Watch this thread for PL (proof-listening) notes. The PL level in this project is "special": our PL will follow along with the text and listen for any discrepancies that may change the meaning of the text. (For explanation of PL levels, see Guide for Proof-listeners.)MP3: (link generated by the uploader)
Author: (author's name)
Title: (of the work you recorded)
Language: (of the work)
Text: (link to the text from which you read)
Keywords: (a few terms that describe the work)
If this is your first LibriVox contribution, let us know under what name (or nickname) you'd like to appear in our catalog.
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!