[COMPLETE - Short Stories] Myths and Legends Around the World (in English) Collection 3 - tg

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Post by LCaulkins » August 22nd, 2020, 7:38 am

Myths and Legends Around the World - Collection 3 by Various .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/myths-and-legends-around-the-world-collection-03-by-various/
You get to choose what you want to read! (All recordings in English) So long as the source is Public Domain for you, any short story or chapter that tells of legends, heroes, myths, or ancient lore, is welcome. We are looking for representations of many different cultures within each collection. If you have questions of whether a source is Public Domain for you (remember that if you live outside the U.S., public domain laws may be more strict for you), I recommend asking about that in this project's discussion before you begin recording. Simply post the question with a link to the source you've found. :) Limit of 2 sections per reader per Myths & Legends collection. ( 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 in this collection. 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 story recordings are submitted and approved, we will catalog the collection and make it available to the public.

    Here is a list of sources that still have chapters available: Potential Sources for Myths and Legends Around the World *Please note that you are absolutely welcome to use other public domain sources.

    Magic Window:



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  • 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

    Basic Recording Guide: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording

    1. RECORD:
    • 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. Repeat the [Title of Work]."
    • At the END, say: "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"
    • If you wish, you may also say: "Recorded 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:
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    • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kbs. The uploader will add the .mp3 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:

      mlaw003_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb
      (example: mlaw003_daughtersun_fraser_lc_128kb)
    • 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 mlaw 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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    • To upload, you'll need to select the MC, which for the Myths and Legends Around the World - Collection 3 is: TriciaG
      After your file is uploaded, it should have this format:
      https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw002_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3
      Copy that link of your uploaded file before you leave that page.
    • 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 technical specs, 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 September 27th, 2020, 4:44 pm, edited 8 times in total.
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Post by LCaulkins » August 22nd, 2020, 7:39 am

I will continue to DPL this collection.
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Post by TriciaG » August 22nd, 2020, 10:00 am

This is set up. :)
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

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Post by LCaulkins » August 22nd, 2020, 2:14 pm

Thanks for picking it up, Tricia. Should be ready for Readers Wanted :)
~Lynette in Colorado, USA (Have had Covid for a week - can do PL, but recording is paused)
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Post by aakennedy » August 24th, 2020, 2:30 pm

I'm new to LibriVox, and I would love to read one of these myths as a way to get started! I was thinking "The Myth of Pegasus" from the Greek myths collection you posted.

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Post by LCaulkins » August 24th, 2020, 6:08 pm

aakennedy wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 2:30 pm
I'm new to LibriVox, and I would love to read one of these myths as a way to get started! I was thinking "The Myth of Pegasus" from the Greek myths collection you posted.
Hello! And welcome to LibriVox. :D

I will very happily reserve a section for you to do the Pegasus story, but before you do the recording, you'll need to do the 1-Minute Test and post the file to the Listeners & Editors Wanted board.

It's not actually a test or audition of any kind, but is solely meant to make sure your system is set up properly before you do all the work of a real section.

Here is the link: 1-Minute Test

That page contains a link for using Audacity, if that's the software you're recording with: Audacity 1-2-3

Each of these pages has specific step-by-step help for getting everything set up the way our files need to be done for the Archive. And if something is going whacky, Listeners & Editors is the board where folks will offer help. :)

Glad to have you with us!

P.S. - I also need to make a Reader Page for you, so I need to know what name you want to be used there. It is what people see when they are looking at our audiobooks. Some of us use our real names, some use our forum work name (what you're using on this board), and some of us make up another Pen Name. Whatever you want, just let me know. :)
~Lynette in Colorado, USA (Have had Covid for a week - can do PL, but recording is paused)
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Post by pschempf » August 24th, 2020, 8:18 pm

Hi Lynette -

Here's a contribution for this collection -

Title: Perceval
Author: Thomas Bulfinch (1796–1867)
A URL link to the source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4928
The link from the uploader: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw003_perceval_bulfinch_ps_128kb.mp3
Length: 15:42
Fritz

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Trollope

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Post by LCaulkins » August 25th, 2020, 7:55 am

pschempf wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Hi Lynette -

Here's a contribution for this collection -

Title: Perceval
Author: Thomas Bulfinch (1796–1867)
A URL link to the source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4928
The link from the uploader: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw003_perceval_bulfinch_ps_128kb.mp3
Length: 15:42
Thank you very much, Fritz. This is queued for PL :)

Hey, and you found a new source for us to add to the list!
~Lynette in Colorado, USA (Have had Covid for a week - can do PL, but recording is paused)
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Post by LCaulkins » August 25th, 2020, 11:59 am

pschempf wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Hi Lynette -

Here's a contribution for this collection -

Title: Perceval
Author: Thomas Bulfinch (1796–1867)
A URL link to the source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4928
The link from the uploader: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw003_perceval_bulfinch_ps_128kb.mp3
Length: 15:42
Terrific reading! Thanks, Fritz - Perceval is PL OK :thumbs:
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Post by pschempf » August 25th, 2020, 2:24 pm

Thanks Lynette! Don't forget to put me in as the reader. :D
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 » August 25th, 2020, 5:33 pm

I knew I was forgetting something! Putting you in right now. :)
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Post by emantler » August 29th, 2020, 8:08 am

Hi Lynette,
I'm planning to read "Hi'Nun" and "The Thunderers" in the same recording, as they're both pretty short and about the Hi'Nun. Is that okay?
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/42390/42390-h/42390-h.htm#chap04
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Post by LCaulkins » August 29th, 2020, 9:58 am

emantler wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 8:08 am
Hi Lynette,
I'm planning to read "Hi'Nun" and "The Thunderers" in the same recording, as they're both pretty short and about the Hi'Nun. Is that okay?
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/42390/42390-h/42390-h.htm#chap04
Hi Evan,

Yes, this is a good idea. Thanks! I'm putting you in Section 2.

P.S. - Here is your personal Reader Page: Evan Mantler.
You'll see that it will list all the audiobooks you are connected to, both complete and in-progress. Also, it has a link to lists of all the sections that are assigned to you for reading or for prooflistening. :)
~Lynette in Colorado, USA (Have had Covid for a week - can do PL, but recording is paused)
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Post by CameronDavisWA » August 30th, 2020, 2:29 am

Hello, I'm a new reader and I'd like to read something from 'A Book of Giants' by Henry Wysham Lanier, if I may. I've posted my 1 minute test, and once that comes back I was thinking of reading the introduction and chapter 1. The source is https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/48763. Thanks :D

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Post by aakennedy » August 30th, 2020, 8:14 am

LCaulkins wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 6:08 pm
aakennedy wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 2:30 pm
I'm new to LibriVox, and I would love to read one of these myths as a way to get started! I was thinking "The Myth of Pegasus" from the Greek myths collection you posted.
Hello! And welcome to LibriVox. :D

I will very happily reserve a section for you to do the Pegasus story, but before you do the recording, you'll need to do the 1-Minute Test and post the file to the Listeners & Editors Wanted board.

It's not actually a test or audition of any kind, but is solely meant to make sure your system is set up properly before you do all the work of a real section.

Here is the link: 1-Minute Test

That page contains a link for using Audacity, if that's the software you're recording with: Audacity 1-2-3

Each of these pages has specific step-by-step help for getting everything set up the way our files need to be done for the Archive. And if something is going whacky, Listeners & Editors is the board where folks will offer help. :)

Glad to have you with us!

P.S. - I also need to make a Reader Page for you, so I need to know what name you want to be used there. It is what people see when they are looking at our audiobooks. Some of us use our real names, some use our forum work name (what you're using on this board), and some of us make up another Pen Name. Whatever you want, just let me know. :)

Thank you for all of the information! I've just uploaded my 1 minute test here (viewtopic.php?f=21&t=82327). As for making a Reader Page for me, you can use the name Alayna Kennedy. Is there anything I need to do once I have a Reader Page?

Thanks again for the help, and as soon as I'm set up, I will record the Pegasus story!

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