This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/canada-and-other-poems-by-thomas-frederick-young/
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6957From the author's preface:
I wished to do something for my country, and chose this method of doing it. The literature of this country is in its infancy. It must not always remain so, or the expectations we have in regard to making it a great nation, will never be fulfilled. Literature gives life to a nation, or rather it is the reflection of a nation's life and thought, in a mirror, which cheers, strengthens and ennobles those who look into it, and study what is there displayed. Literature must grow with our nation, and, when growing, it will aid the latter's progress in no small degree...I dedicate this little book of mine to the Canadian public. (Summary by T. F. Young)
Note to readers - the table of contents in the book bears no relation to the order of the poems. The MW lists poems in the published order from the book, which may help you locate the correct spot.
Deadline: Please submit your recording within 2 months of placing your claim. If you cannot complete the recording within this time, please post in the thread to relinquish your claim or to ask the BC for an extension. If your recording is not completed by the deadline, your claim may be reassigned at the BC's discretion.
Claiming sections: Look in the Magic Window below for the list of available sections. Post a reply in this thread asking for the section you would like to record.
New to recording? Please see our Newbie Guide to Recording for further instructions. A quick guide to our required technical settings can be found here. When you post your file, please tell the BC what name you would like to use in our catalog.
Prooflistening level: Standard
Prospective PLs, please see the Guide for Proof-listeners.
Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process unless you are the BC or PL. Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!
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.
[*]Project Code: 71FJUW3p
[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available):
[*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 69
[*]Does the project have an introduction or preface: Yes
[*]Original publication date (if known): 1887
[*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog?
[*]Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
Genres for the project: Poetry/Single author
Keywords that describe the book: poem, Canada
LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
For the first section only
For all other sections:"Preface of Canada and Other Poems. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Canada and Other Poems, by Thomas Frederick Young. Preface."
End of recording:"Title of poem by T. F. Young. Recorded for librivox.org" [Optional: "by your name"]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:"End of Title of poem." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."] "This recording is in the public domain."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of Canada and Other Poems, by Thomas Frederick Young."
Filename: canadaandotherpoems_##_young_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. canadaandotherpoems_01_young_128kb.mp3)
Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
(If you have trouble reading the image above, please contact an admin)
MC to select: icequeen
Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into a new post in this thread along with the file duration (mm:ss). Watch this thread for prooflistening notes.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Just post in this thread.