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RomaSingh
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Post by RomaSingh » October 20th, 2020, 11:31 am

A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894).

Children's Poems - Summary by Roma Singh
This project began as a solo reading, but the soloist has decided to BC it as a group project instead. Open for claims!
    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.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    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!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19722
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

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      Genres for the project: Poetry;

      Keywords that describe the book: children's poetry

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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)
      • "Section [number] of A Child's Garden of Verses. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • Say:
        "A Child's Garden of Verses, by Robert Louis Stevenson. [Poem title]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of Section [number]"
      • 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 A Child's Garden of Verses, by Robert Louis Stevenson. "

      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      childsgardenofverses_##_stevenson_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. childsgardenofverses_01_stevenson_128kb.mp3)
    9. Example ID3 V2 tags
      (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
      Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!
      Artist: Robert Louis Stevenson
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: A Child's Garden of Verses

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: mightyfelix
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

      Any questions?
      Please post below
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Post by RomaSingh » October 20th, 2020, 11:32 am

spatel2 has volunteered to DPL this.

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Post by spatel2 » October 20th, 2020, 11:34 am

I would love to do that!
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Post by spatel2 » October 21st, 2020, 12:32 pm

Edit: Nevermind, leave it as is!
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » October 21st, 2020, 12:47 pm

Since this is a solo recording, I would leave it as is.
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Post by spatel2 » October 21st, 2020, 2:52 pm

Ok!
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Post by annise » October 21st, 2020, 5:36 pm

just fyi What Jo is saying is that the shorter disclaimer is already in the solo template, no matter how long the sections are. It is always probably better to let the MC decide these sort of things, LV projects can differ wildly :D

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Post by RomaSingh » October 24th, 2020, 1:01 pm

Cool, thanks! Now all I gotta do is wait for an MC.

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Post by mightyfelix » October 25th, 2020, 9:05 am

I'll be happy to MC for you.

EDIT: Just to double check, you realize that this will be version 3 in the catalogue, don't you? It's great to have multiple versions, but I just want to be sure that you're aware, since some readers prefer to only do books that we don't yet have.

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Post by mightyfelix » October 25th, 2020, 9:13 am

I would recommend using fewer sections. It looks like you've planned one section for each poem. But many of these poems are only four lines long. The recording would be less than one minute. At least one poem is only two lines, and would run less than 30 seconds! :shock: I'd combine several poems into one section if I were you. Take a look at how the other soloists have handled it:

https://librivox.org/a-childs-garden-of-verses-by-robert-louis-stevenson/
https://librivox.org/a-childs-garden-of-verses-by-robert-louis-stevenson-2/

I'll wait to create the MW until you've had a chance to look at this and decide. If I put too many sections in at first, I'll need to delete them one by one later on, so I'd prefer not overshooting it too much, if possible.

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Post by RomaSingh » October 25th, 2020, 9:43 pm

Hi! Yes, I am aware that there are multiple versions and I don't mind doing a 3rd one!

Would it be good if I did poems 1-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, and 41-53? This ensures that I have less sections.
Thank you for MC-ing this! :D

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Post by mightyfelix » October 26th, 2020, 10:34 pm

Alright, sounds great. Sorry for the delay in setting this up, but it's ready now.

Now, as soloist, you will act as your own BC. This means it will be your responsibility to update the MW, entering your uploaded files and marked them ready for PL, etc. The first time you log in to the MW, you'll need to set up a new user account. (It's a different system than the one the forum uses.) Here's a helpful how-to for getting in the first time: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxWB83bbALTQYjlENGZ0SVJUWWs Once you're in, this will tell you what you need to know about updating the MW: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kVj409nG_E0XJ5UrrcL7EVx7Qyx-2UQ7dbw4mINi3XQ

I've entered the section title for the first section for you, based on your proposed division. But you can still change this. That's one of the beautiful things about a solo. It's easy to make decisions like that as you go along, and change the plan if it's not working. If needed, you can add sections, if five turns out not to be enough. But you can't delete them.

Let me know once you are able to access the MW. Or if you're having trouble, I'll try to help you. (I do know that sometimes clicking "Log out," even if you think you're not logged in, sometimes helps.) Good luck, and have fun with your first solo! I'm here if you need me.

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Post by RomaSingh » November 4th, 2020, 1:32 pm

I can access the MW now. Thanks for all of your help! :D

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Post by mightyfelix » November 4th, 2020, 8:23 pm

Awesome! Then I'll move us to Going Solo.

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Post by RomaSingh » November 4th, 2020, 9:07 pm

Awesome, thank you!

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