[COMPLETE][GRP/POETRY] Cobwebs from a Library Corner by John Kendrick Bangs - kit

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Post by adr6090 » November 22nd, 2019, 6:26 pm

Cobwebs from a Library Corner by John Kendrick Bangs (1862 - 1922).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project https://librivox.org/cobwebs-from-a-library-corner-by-john-kendrick-bangs/
This is a book of 57 sections divided into 2 parts. The first part is comprised of 26 poems & the second part concludes with 31 assorted stories & otherwise. John Kendrick Bangs had been known as a jokester & prankster; was also known to be the editor of Puck, perhaps the foremost American humor magazine. Take a peak and see how you end up with a grin on your face and in your heart as well. That is honest Bangsian writing.( AR)
There is a limit of 6 poems per reader.
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27534
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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "[Poem title], by John Kendrick Bangs, read for LibriVox.org by [your name]"

        END of recording
        At the end of the section, say:
      • "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain."
      • If you wish, say:
        "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of Cobwebs from a Library Corner, by John Kendrick Bangs. "
        There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

        Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
      • AFTER recording
        Need noise-cleaning?
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        Save files as
        128 kbps MP3
        cobwebsfromalibrarycorner_##_bangs_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. cobwebsfromalibrarycorner_01_bangs_128kb.mp3)

        Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
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        Please post below
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Post by adr6090 » November 23rd, 2019, 8:26 am

A dpl for most of the poems & Mc are appreciated for this thread. I am hoping to choose a few poems which I can pl myself, never having done that before I will rely on the dpl to help me out wirh this.
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Post by RSlabaugh » November 23rd, 2019, 7:35 pm

I’m interested in serving as DPL, and will gladly assist you in getting started!

I counted the poems- 57 in all. Some of them are very short (some having only one stanza), so I would think the shorter ones could be grouped according to length with up to 5 in one section. I’m guessing 35 sections to be about the maximum of what will be wanted, but the MC will be able to give advice on how to handle that.

Another thought, you’ll probably want the shorter LV disclaimer for all but the first section.
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Post by adr6090 » November 23rd, 2019, 8:43 pm

RSlabaugh wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 7:35 pm
I’m interested in serving as DPL, and will gladly assist you in getting started!

I counted the poems- 58 in all. Some of them are very short (some having only one stanza), so I would think the shorter ones could be grouped according to length with up to 5 in one section. I’m guessing 35 sections to be about the maximum of what will be wanted, but the MC will be able to give advice on how to handle that.

Another thought, you’ll probably want the shorter LV disclaimer for all but the first section.
Hello Rosebud,
I happily accept your offer to assist me in getting started. I would like to read the first and last sections for certain. It is not the opportune time now as the eve draws late, for me at least. I will sign back on tomorrow so let us get this figures out more than. :D
April
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Post by RSlabaugh » November 23rd, 2019, 8:47 pm

Sounds good :thumbs:
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Post by adr6090 » November 24th, 2019, 7:45 am

Dpl found. Now awaiting an MC.
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Post by KevinS » November 24th, 2019, 12:27 pm

This will be fun!

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Post by adr6090 » November 24th, 2019, 12:55 pm

KevinS wrote:
November 24th, 2019, 12:27 pm
This will be fun!
always!!
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Post by RSlabaugh » November 24th, 2019, 8:31 pm

KevinS wrote:
November 24th, 2019, 12:27 pm
This will be fun!
Aha! :thumbs:
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Post by Kitty » November 25th, 2019, 12:25 am

Hi April :)

I can MC this, poetry is always nice and I remember that Bangs was really funny in a stage play I participated in. I see we already have a DPL, so all is ready to get started. I'll be back with a MW as soon as possible.

I do have a question though, so how many sections do you need ? You wrote <100, but this is not precise enough to start a MW. :hmm: I'll wait for confirmation.

Also concerning your introduction, you wrote "The first part is comprised of 26 poems & the second part concludes with 31 assorted stories & otherwise." Do you have a link to this second part ? I see only poetry throughout the whole book, no short stories. Did you insert the correct link ?

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Post by adr6090 » November 25th, 2019, 8:30 am

Kitty wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 12:25 am
Hi April :)

I can MC this, poetry is always nice and I remember that Bangs was really funny in a stage play I participated in. I see we already have a DPL, so all is ready to get started. I'll be back with a MW as soon as possible.

I do have a question though, so how many sections do you need ? You wrote <100, but this is not precise enough to start a MW. :hmm: I'll wait for confirmation.

Also concerning your introduction, you wrote "The first part is comprised of 26 poems & the second part concludes with 31 assorted stories & otherwise." Do you have a link to this second part ? I see only poetry throughout the whole book, no short stories. Did you insert the correct link ?

Sonia
Well thrilled I am that you will be my mc!!
I did edit the <100 by replacing it with description you mentioned.
The second part has long sections so I beleived they could be deemed "stories", sorry if that just means they are longer poems.
I suppose my description can be changed.
58 sections should do the trick.
Thank you Sonia,
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Post by RSlabaugh » November 25th, 2019, 9:00 am

April- Are you getting the number 58 from my count, or are you including some other sections? I hadn’t noted the numbers you have in the introduction, and counted the titles. But I found my mistake- one title takes up 2 lines, and I counted both lines. So your 57 is correct.

Sonia- About the 2 parts of the book, the first section is titled ‘Bookish’ and the second ‘Wise and Otherwise’. ‘Wise and Otherwise’ is also poetry, but a lot of the poems tell a story.
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Post by Kitty » November 26th, 2019, 3:47 am

RSlabaugh wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 9:00 am
Sonia- About the 2 parts of the book, the first section is titled ‘Bookish’ and the second ‘Wise and Otherwise’. ‘Wise and Otherwise’ is also poetry, but a lot of the poems tell a story.
ah I see that, yes, I would still qualify them as poems. Narrative poems, but still, not really short stories.

Ok I created the MW now with 56 sections. You can fill out the section titles. If you need more, April, you can quickly add some sections. So do you want to group some small poems into one section ? Because then our intro disclaimer is ok like this.

So I guess I can move us to Readers Wanted now.

Have fun, all of you. :)

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Post by KevinS » November 26th, 2019, 11:48 am

46, 47, and 48, please. (I hope I have counted correctly!)

Will we be using the longer intro for all the poems?

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Post by Kitty » November 26th, 2019, 1:11 pm

KevinS wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 11:48 am
46, 47, and 48, please. (I hope I have counted correctly!)
Will we be using the longer intro for all the poems?
no, if April is grouping some poems together into one section, it's best to say "section ##", because with the short intro we usually just say the title of the poem, but if there are many poems in one section, that will be confusing

Sonia

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