COMPLETE: Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 062 - jo

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 14th, 2018, 5:02 pm

FULL: Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 062

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-062-by-various/


This collection is dedicated to recordings of short nonfiction works in English which are in the Public Domain (generally meaning that they were published prior to 1923). Nonfiction includes essays and speeches; letters and diaries; biography and history; film, book and music reviews; descriptions of travel, politics and sports; instructional manuals, even a favorite recipe from a public domain cookbook! Your nonfiction recording can be on any topic. Some suggestions for source material can be found here.

Please select and record any short nonfiction piece in the public domain. For clarification of what it means for a work to be "in the public domain," please 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 3 selections per volume. There is no need to "sign-up" before recording; as long as the work is clearly in the public domain, just start recording. Multiple versions are always welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)

After 15-20 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them 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 no more than 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording. Add about 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 using the following format for the file name:

    snf062_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3
  • Please keep the file name short. It isn't necessary to put the whole title in the file name - just a word or two. Please omit "a," "the," etc. from the title. Do not 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 name, and your initials. There are only 4 underscores in a title!


3. UPLOAD your recording:
  • Please upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader: http://librivox.org/login/uploader. When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please copy and post to the current nonfiction thread. If you don't post the fact 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: knotyouraveragejo
  • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page


4. POST the following information in this thread:

  • Title of the work.
  • Author of the work.
  • The link to your file you copied from the uploader.
  • 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, e.g. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/# (where # is the Gutenberg project number for the book).
  • Length in minutes.
  • 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:


  • 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 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 will be deleted from the current volume of the Nonfiction Collection, but they can always be included in a future volume when the edits are complete.

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 14th, 2018, 5:03 pm

Welcome to the 62nd volume of the Short Nonfiction Collection. This is a place to share a special interest by recording a short work of public domain nonfiction. If you haven't something already in mind that you'd like to record, there are many bookshelves at Gutenberg.org filled with public domain nonfiction to explore http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Bookshelf. The bookshelves for Countries, Education, Fine Arts, History, Music, Periodicals, and Technology are some places to start.

Hathi Trust and Archive.org are good resources:

https://archive.org/
https://www.hathitrust.org/

The Online Books Page has over 2 million PD listings! It was suggested by Soupy (Craig), our Dedicated Proof Listener.
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/lists.html

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is a great source for natural history. It was suggested by LibriVoxer MillionMoments. http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/

One caveat: if you are considering material from Wikisource, please check with me first, because some of the material on Wikisource does not meet LibriVox criteria for public domain. If you have any doubts about the public domain status of anything you want to read for the collection, please feel free to post the source along with your query in the thread, and I will be glad to help you! Thanks!

Sue (Book Coordinator, Short Nonfiction Collection)

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 16th, 2018, 6:21 am

mitsuw wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 4:35 am
Hi! Please consider my entry with the following info:

Title of the work: Tradition and Individual Talent
Author of the work: T.S. Eliot

LibriVox Link of Uploaded File:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf061_traditiontalent_tseliot_sw_128kb.mp3


URL to the source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57795

Length in minutes.: 27 min 05 second

Name as I would like it to appear in the LibriVox catalog: Sumit Waghmare

Thank you!
Hi mitsuw, Welcome to LibriVox! :) Thank you for this selection from T.S. Eliot! Our dedicated proof listener (DPL), Soupy, will proof listen your selection.

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Post by lurcherlover » December 16th, 2018, 7:04 am


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Post by lurcherlover » December 16th, 2018, 7:14 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf062_poetryelements_santayana_pt_128kb.mp3

The Elements of Poetry by George Santayana (1863-1952)

Source:http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38280/38280-h/38280-h.htm#page_241

Sorry, this one no good - died 1952 not PD in the UK
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Post by lurcherlover » December 16th, 2018, 7:19 am


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Post by Sue Anderson » December 16th, 2018, 9:08 am

lurcherlover wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 7:04 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf062_niagara_brooke_pt_128kb.mp3
Niagara Falls by Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)
Peter
lurcherlover wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 7:19 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf062_dramadecline_leacock_pt_128kb.mp3
The Decline of the Drama by Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)
Peter
Hi Peter,

Thanks for these! :)

Sorry about the Santayana. Maybe somebody in the USA will read it for you. Santayana is always well worth reading!

Would this, perhaps, work as a substitute Santayana reading for you? https://www.gutenberg.org/files/55447/55447-h/55447-h.htm#Santayana. This discussion/selection of Santayana's poetry is from The Younger American Poets (1904), edited by Jessie Belle Rittenhouse (1869-1948). 1948 + 70 looks to me to squeak by, and Rittenhouse would be the author listed in the LibriVox catalog, not Santayana. Just a thought...

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Post by lurcherlover » December 16th, 2018, 10:06 am

Thanks for the link. Maybe I will give Santayana a miss, as in the end I thought his piece not that gripping. I'm sure I will find some other material worth recording at some point soon.

At the moment I'm recording some short stories, and I may be on the lookout for another book to record, so I'm going to be busy for the next few weeks.

Thanks again.
Peter

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Post by mitsuw » December 16th, 2018, 10:45 am

Sue Anderson wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 6:21 am
mitsuw wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 4:35 am
Hi! Please consider my entry with the following info:

Title of the work: Tradition and Individual Talent
Author of the work: T.S. Eliot

LibriVox Link of Uploaded File:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf061_traditiontalent_tseliot_sw_128kb.mp3


URL to the source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57795

Length in minutes.: 27 min 05 second

Name as I would like it to appear in the LibriVox catalog: Sumit Waghmare

Thank you!
Hi mitsuw, Welcome to LibriVox! :) Thank you for this selection from T.S. Eliot! Our dedicated proof listener (DPL), Soupy, will proof listen your selection.
Thank you! Do I need to change the file name and upload again, since the file has been moved from snf061 to snf062?

Sumit

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 16th, 2018, 12:04 pm

mitsuw wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 10:45 am
Thank you! Do I need to change the file name and upload again, since the file has been moved from snf061 to snf062?

Sumit
Hi mitsuw, You are perceptive, and that's great! :) Actually, I changed the file name for you, when I moved it over to vol. 62. This is what the file name looks like now, in the Magic Window:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf062_traditiontalent_eliot_sw_128kb.mp3

One small thing, you'll notice that I've changed the author's name from "tseliot" to just "eliot." The protocol for authors names is just the last name by itself. That's something many people don't realize. You did very well with your file name for the first time doing it! :D

Regards,

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Post by Grothmann » December 16th, 2018, 10:56 pm

Hi everyone:

The Sacredness Of Work
Thomas Carlyle
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 2:30

Gutenberg File
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19926/19926-h/19926-h.htm#THE_SACREDNESS_OF_WORK

LV file
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf062_sacrednessofwork_carlyle_dg_128kb.mp3


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Post by soupy » December 17th, 2018, 5:59 am

Thanks for your two readings Peter :D

Both readings are PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 17th, 2018, 6:36 am

Grothmann wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 10:56 pm
Hi everyone:

The Sacredness Of Work
Thomas Carlyle
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 2:30

Thanks
Hi Dale, Thanks for your contribution! :)

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Post by soupy » December 17th, 2018, 8:32 am

Thanks for the reading of TS Eliot's work Sumit :D

a few errors noted.

1:56 we only conclude (we are such unconscious people) that the French are “more critical” than we – repeated we only conclude

12:45-13:18 – Section one ends by TS Eliot …. No need to read that – the only thing that should be read is “section 2” - no need to have 5 seconds silence between two sections

13:48 – no need to read section 1 – we just read the text as it appears in print.

15:42 the presence of the transforming catalyst, are of two kinds: emotions and feelings – repeated are of two kinds

25:14 – 25:31 – the only thing you should read is “section 3”

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Post by soupy » December 17th, 2018, 8:36 am

The Sacredness of Work is PLOK :thumbs:

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