SOLO - The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks by Joseph Banks - annise

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Post by gailtv » October 27th, 2019, 8:46 pm

The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks [Journal from 25 August 1768-12 July 1771] by Joseph Banks (1743 - 1820).


to be completed later..... ( Gail Timmerman-Vaughan)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks05/0501141h.html#aug1768
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

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    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Joseph Banks) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Banks

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 36
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    [*]Original publication date (if known): The text file of this work was prepared in 1962 from the manuscript "The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks, 1768—1771" held at the State Library of NSW.
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[*]The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
START of recording (Intro):
  • "Chapter [number] of The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks [Journal from 25 August 1768-12 July 1771]. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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  • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
    "End of The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks [Journal from 25 August 1768-12 July 1771], by Joseph Banks. "

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

[*]Example filename endeavourjournal_##_banks_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. endeavourjournal_01_banks_128kb.mp3)


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Post by annise » October 27th, 2019, 9:34 pm

I'll look at the book later, when I have stopped uploading

Anne

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Post by gailtv » October 27th, 2019, 9:51 pm

Hi Anne -

Wow! You are super-speedy.

(I think I have had occasion to note that before.)

Many thanks.

What I was thinking was something like:

I - August 1768
II - September 1768
III - October 1768
or should I use regular numbers rather than Roman numerals?

the rub comes with January 1769 which might look like

VI - January 1769, 1st - 15th
VII - January 1769, 16th - 31st.

Although I don't think that is quite the right division of the dates to halve the text. That sort of thing I can do on the run so long as I have a reasonably logical scheme to describe the Sections (for cataloguing in the future).

Later on, there are more complications. For example, the section entitled "Some Account of ... New South Wales" - which is long (so may need 2 parts) AND seems to out of chronological order, although that is where it is presented in the Gutenberg version.

I'd appreciate your thoughts (yours too David), but no hurry since I will finish the Queen's Necklace before I start on this one.

Cheers

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Post by gailtv » October 27th, 2019, 9:52 pm

Just a note. We have a DPL for this project - it is craigdav1.

Cheers

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Post by craigdav1 » October 28th, 2019, 5:27 am

Leaving a cookie crumb.

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Post by gailtv » October 28th, 2019, 12:23 pm

craigdav1 wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 5:27 am
Leaving a cookie crumb.
Pumpkin spice?
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Post by craigdav1 » October 28th, 2019, 4:48 pm

gailtv wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 12:23 pm
craigdav1 wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 5:27 am
Leaving a cookie crumb.
Pumpkin spice?
Sounds delicious (and very seasonally appropriate).

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Post by barbara2 » November 17th, 2019, 2:17 am

Ha! It's a good read as I recall. The disastrous time Endeavour had on the Great Barrier Reef and the terrific time everybody had in Tahiti. :D

Best,

Barbara

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Post by gailtv » November 18th, 2019, 1:12 am

barbara2 wrote:
November 17th, 2019, 2:17 am
Ha! It's a good read as I recall. The disastrous time Endeavour had on the Great Barrier Reef and the terrific time everybody had in Tahiti. :D

Best,

Barbara
Thanks for the input. I hope that my reading and recording does it justice. Cheers. Gail
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Post by gailtv » November 23rd, 2019, 5:02 pm

Hi -

Here is the first Section.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/endeavourjournal_01_banks_128kb.mp3
3:45.6, 89.5 dB

As the Journal goes on, please let me know if my reading doesn't make sense in places. The text is not modernised [much] so words are spelled differently and a lot of punctuation that we would put in today is missing. I will try to pick up on and fix awkwardnesses when I am proof-listening and editing.... but I suspect that this is going to prove rather soporific to read and proof listen/edit so I may miss things. [I had to stop reading in the middle of Section 02 because my eyelids got heavy.]

Many thanks for listening.

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Post by craigdav1 » November 23rd, 2019, 7:22 pm

1 PL OK.

I'm pumped about this book so listening closely will not be a problem.

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Post by gailtv » November 25th, 2019, 11:28 am

Hi David and Anne --

Here is Section 02. Thanks David for listening to 01. Glad you are looking forward to this book

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/endeavourjournal_02_banks_128kb.mp3
31:35.2, 88.7

I'd appreciate any and all feedback on whether it sounds okay.

On another topic -- I have discovered that Amazon Audible is selling an audiobook that I recorded years ago -- my first Solo -- The Black Tulip. It's a terrible recording because my equipment was quite poor back then -- a cheap headset and weaker audio editing skills -- not that it is studio quality now, but it is better.... They want $9.82. GRRRRR -- wouldn't it be great if anything that they earned would go to Librivox?. https://www.amazon.com/The-Black-Tulip/dp/B06WP81X46 Presumably the "publisher" SAGAEgmont edited out all the intros and mention of Librivox for each Chapter. GRRR. However, if people are stupid enough to pay money for something they can get for free..... I wonder about sneaking a Librivox disclaimer in at the END of each Chapter (if I ever think I am recording another book that will go into the 300,000 views+).

You are both MCs. Any thoughts? Could Librivox start to use a higher level of Creative Commons licensing that restricts commercial use? I'd guess this is a well-worn concern and I am not alone although only new to this. The images that I post on iNaturalistNZ (user name gailtv) are protected by CC Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). This means among other things that they can be edited and sampled, that attribution has to be given, but that no commercial use can be made, and that someone can't throw their own IP protection on top. Why doesn't Librivox use that level? Simplicity perhaps?

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Post by craigdav1 » November 25th, 2019, 8:40 pm

2
29:06 fish that was taken?

Reading sounds fine. As to your Audible audiobook, my recommendation is to write a review of the book telling everyone that it is available free at librivox.org. You might even mention that you are the reader.

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Post by gailtv » November 26th, 2019, 1:55 pm

craigdav1 wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 8:40 pm
2
29:06 fish that was taken?

Reading sounds fine. As to your Audible audiobook, my recommendation is to write a review of the book telling everyone that it is available free at librivox.org. You might even mention that you are the reader.
Hi -- Thanks for spotting that mistake. I've repaired it and it now is "The first that had been taken...".

Thanks also for the advice about Audible. I had thought of something similar too but it isn't going to work. I have to "own" the audiobook to review it and I'm not interested in spending money or having a free trial on Audible; and they would vet the review before posting anyway. I'd be pretty sure that a review pointing out the book is freely available from librivox.org wouldn't get through! And, in the real world, I get free access to thousands of audiobooks via my public library -- and not just PD books -- I don't think anyone needs to spend $$$ for audiobook recordings if they have a good public library.

Anyway, I just looked at some postings on LV. Frustration over this is a well-worn topic. [Get over it Gail]

Thanks

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Post by craigdav1 » November 26th, 2019, 2:25 pm

2 PL OK.

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