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Post by Sue Anderson » April 15th, 2019, 6:28 am

Note: knotyouraveragejo is Metacoordinator (MC); Sue Anderson is Book Coordinator (BC); Soupy is Dedicated Proof Listener (DPL)

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 065

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 1924). 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:

    snf065_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 » April 15th, 2019, 6:28 am

Welcome to the 65th 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/

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 Availle » April 17th, 2019, 2:22 am

Well, let's get this started! :wink:

Literary Composition
by H. P. Lovecraft
From The United Amateur, Januray 1920

Taken from this collection on gutenberg (page 119):
www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30637

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf065_literarycomposition_lovecraft_ava_128kb.mp3
25:07
Cheers,
Ava.

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Post by soupy » April 17th, 2019, 5:18 am

Thanks Availle. PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by Sue Anderson » April 17th, 2019, 6:28 am

Availle wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 2:22 am
Well, let's get this started! :wink:

Literary Composition
by H. P. Lovecraft
From The United Amateur, Januray 1920

Taken from this collection on gutenberg (page 119):
www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30637
Hi Availle, Thanks for getting Vol. 65 off to a good start with this lively disquisition on grammar! :)

An excerpt from Lovecraft:

One cannot be too careful in the selection of adjectives for descriptions. Words or compounds which describe precisely, and which convey exactly the right suggestions to the mind of the reader, are essential. As an example, let us consider the following list of epithets applicable to a fountain...

Crystal, gushing, rustling, silver, gently-gliding, parting, pearly, weeping, bubbling, gurgling, chiding, clear, grass-fringed, moss-fringed, pebble-paved, verdant, sacred, grass-margined, moss-margined, trickling, soft, dew-sprinkled, fast-flowing, delicate, delicious, clean, straggling, dancing, vaulting, deep-embosomed, leaping, murmuring, muttering, whispering, prattling, twaddling, swelling, sweet-rolling, gently-flowing, rising, sparkling, flowing, frothy, dew-distilling, dew-born, exhaustless, inexhaustible, never-decreasing, never-failing, heaven-born, earth-born, deep-divulging, drought-dispelling, thirst-allaying, refreshing, soul-refreshing, earth-refreshing, laving, lavish, plant-nourishing.

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Post by Availle » April 17th, 2019, 6:51 am

Glad you two liked it! :D
Cheers,
Ava.

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Post by soupy » April 17th, 2019, 7:39 am

Of A Deaf Man’s Capacity To Speak
By George Dalgarno c.1616–1687
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Dalgarno

Chapter 3 of Didascalocophus or The Deaf and Dumb Man’s Tutor

https://archive.org/details/gu_didascalocoph00dalf/page/n37

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf065_deafman_dalgarno_cc_128kb.mp3

12:44

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Post by Sue Anderson » April 17th, 2019, 9:44 am

soupy wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 7:39 am
Of A Deaf Man’s Capacity To Speak
By George Dalgarno c.1616–1687
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Dalgarno

Chapter 3 of Didascalocophus or The Deaf and Dumb Man’s Tutor

Craig
Hi Craig, Thanks for this contribution to Vol. 64! :)
All is PL OK, except for one small slip at 11:15 (page 31), bottom of first paragraph. Text reads "alphabetical Ilias" and you said "Iliad." That old-style typography is sometimes hard for me to decipher. You do a good job with it generally.

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Post by soupy » April 17th, 2019, 1:49 pm

“Drink waters from thine own well.” Proverbs 5:15
Such books are mirrors: when an ape peers into them, no apostle can be looking out. Lichtenberg
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Post by Sue Anderson » April 17th, 2019, 5:25 pm

Thanks, Craig
PL Ok now.

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Post by ColleenMc » April 18th, 2019, 11:22 am

I have downloaded the Mueller report and am thinking that I would like to record the two executive summaries (there are two volumes and each has an executive summary of a length that will work as a short NF reading).

I wanted to

1) make sure that is acceptable as a contribution for this collection and

2) make sure no one else is already doing it, and if not, maybe request to have it entered into 2 slots so anyone else who is wondering would know that it’s in progress?

I plan to do the recording tonight and tomorrow and submit it sometime tomorrow.

Thanks!

Colleen

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Post by Sue Anderson » April 18th, 2019, 11:36 am

Hi Colleen,
U.S. Gov't publications are generally PD, but could you please download the links to the sources from which you want to read, so I can see them? Meanwhile, I will reserve you two spaces.

Sue

Edit: Colleen, The Justice Dept. has published the report on line, so as long as you use the Justice Dept. web-site as your source it should be ok to proceed:

https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf (The Report)

https://www.justice.gov/legalpolicies#copyright (Copyright status)

COPYRIGHT STATUS AND CITATION
Unless otherwise indicated, information on Department of Justice websites is in the public domain and may be copied and distributed without permission. Citation of the Department of Justice as source of the information is appreciated, as appropriate. The use of any Department of Justice seals, however, is protected and requires advance authorization, as described below.

If a source other than the Department of Justice or other federal government agency is indicated on a photo, graphic, or other material, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source. Please note that some photos, graphics and other materials used on this website are copyrighted. For information on materials generated by external entities with Department of Justice funding, please refer to individual component policies. This copyright notice only pertains to the Department of Justice website.

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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » April 18th, 2019, 12:09 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 11:22 am
I have downloaded the Mueller report and am thinking that I would like to record the two executive summaries (there are two volumes and each has an executive summary of a length that will work as a short NF reading).

I wanted to

1) make sure that is acceptable as a contribution for this collection and

2) make sure no one else is already doing it, and if not, maybe request to have it entered into 2 slots so anyone else who is wondering would know that it’s in progress?

I plan to do the recording tonight and tomorrow and submit it sometime tomorrow.

Thanks!

Colleen
Great idea to read a portion of it for the collection! I hadn’t thought about that but as I was starting to read it myself I was thinking if it’s PD it should definitely be acoustically liberated, maybe as a group project to get it out quicker.
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Post by ColleenMc » April 18th, 2019, 12:32 pm

Off topic but curious—what kind of trial are you on jury duty for? Or is a grand jury session?

I always wanted to be on a jury but having been a crime scene tech and a cop, I always get screened out!

Colleen

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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » April 18th, 2019, 1:34 pm

I actually just got dismissed today! Jury selection was already in its third day for a trial they expected to last a week, but it was a county criminal case actually having to do with assault on a police officer! Heavy stuff. I would have loved to have served but I’m actually relieved, as well...I felt the weight of the responsibility, for sure.
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