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Post by RobMarland » January 1st, 2020, 1:15 am

Something Childish and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield (1888 - 1923).

This project is now complete! Please download and listen from the catalog: https://librivox.org/something-childish-and-other-stories-by-katherine-mansfield/
This collection of stories and sketches by Katherine Mansfield was published the year after her death. It appeared in the US under the title The Little Girl. Most of the stories were written between the publication of the New Zealand modernist author's first and second collections, Bliss and Other Stories (1920) and The Garden Party and Other Stories (1922). (Rob Marland)

The project's DP is bluechien

    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!): https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$b242632&view=1up&seq=9
      If you can’t access Hathitrust, please read from this NZETC text and tell me you have done so. I believe the texts are identical, but I will PL from Hathitrust to be sure. http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-ManSome.html
    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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    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 Something Childish and Other Stories. 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:
        "[Story title] by Katherine Mansfield."
      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 Something Childish and Other Stories, by Katherine Mansfield. "
      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
      somethingchildish_##_mansfield_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. somethingchildish_01_mansfield_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: Katherine Mansfield
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: Something Childish and Other Stories

      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.
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      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: kathrinee
      • 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 RobMarland » January 1st, 2020, 1:25 am

Happy new year, all!

This collection entered the public domain in the US today.

I have already recorded the Introduction, Ole Underwood, and A Suburban Fairy Tale. Feel free to claim any other story, with the exception of Late at Night, Two Tuppenny Ones Please, and The Black Cap: these stories are written as scripts and I would like to record them as mini-plays.

The roles in Late at Night are:
Narrator: I will read this.
Virginia

The roles in Two Tuppenny Ones, Please are:
Narrator and friend: I will read these.
Lady
Conductor (male reader, please)

The roles in The Black Cap are:
Narrator, servant, hotel manager: I will read these.
She
He
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Post by kathrinee » January 3rd, 2020, 11:20 am

I can set this up for you :)

ETA:
Here we go :) Please holler if you need anything!
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Post by kathrinee » January 3rd, 2020, 12:44 pm

Awesome! Let's stay here for a day or two, maybe we'll attract a DPL and a bunch of people wanting to read :thumbs:
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Post by pschempf » January 3rd, 2020, 1:32 pm

May I have section 2?
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Post by RobMarland » January 3rd, 2020, 4:19 pm

pschempf wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 1:32 pm
May I have section 2?
Thanks, Fritz!
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Post by NemoR » January 4th, 2020, 5:46 pm

Hey Rob!

May I claim sections 15 and 33 please.
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Post by bluechien » January 4th, 2020, 5:48 pm

Can I take She in section 32, the Black Cap?
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Post by RobMarland » January 5th, 2020, 2:35 am

NemoR wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Hey Rob!

May I claim sections 15 and 33 please.
bluechien wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Can I take She in section 32, the Black Cap?
Thanks, both!
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Post by kathrinee » January 7th, 2020, 9:40 pm

Let's move to keep the launch pad tidy. I'll put it in Readers Wanted: Short Works :)
Kathrine

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Post by rmd2001 » January 10th, 2020, 2:24 pm

May I have Section 23 please?
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Post by RobMarland » January 11th, 2020, 2:23 am

rmd2001 wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 2:24 pm
May I have Section 23 please?
Thank you!
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Post by bluechien » January 11th, 2020, 2:44 pm

Hello Rob,

if it's okay, I did a drop-in PL on your pieces, because this collection is so wonderful and I knew these would be a pleasure to hear. :9:

Introductory Note: PL OK
Section 7, Ole Underwood: PL OK (shudder)
Section 19, A Suburban Fairy Tale: one repeat ("All this talk about famine!") at about 7:51

Thank you,
Eva
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Post by pschempf » January 12th, 2020, 5:29 pm

Fritz

"A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules."

Trollope

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