All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-volume-010/
This collection is dedicated to recordings of short nonfiction works on any topic in English.
Please select and record any short essay or other nonfiction piece in the
public domain. Try to stick to works that run less than 60 minutes. You are welcome to contribute as many as you wish, and 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 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.
- 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]" [/b]
If you wish, you may also say: "Read by...your name."
- Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording or 10 seconds if the file is longer than 30 minutes.
- Basic Recording Guide: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/NewbieGuideToRecording
- Be sure to set your recording software to: 44100Hz, 16-bit, and save your mp3 files at 128kpbs
- AFTER recording:
- Need noise-cleaning?
Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear distracting background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit. The free beta version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide. Note: Noisecleaning with other versions of Audacity is not recommended.
- File Name: (lower case, with words separated by underscores):
- ID3 Tags: [list}
[(]Title/Name: [Title of Work]
- Artist: [Author Name]
- Album: LibriVox Nonfiction Collection Vol. 010
- Need noise-cleaning?
- How to submit your recording:
Please use the new Librivox uploader to upload a copy of your mp3 file for prooflistening and cataloging.
Librivox Uploader: http://upload.librivox.org
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You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: pw- PaulW
The uploader displays a permanent link to your file when the upload is complete.
• Please always post this link in this forum thread when you've uploaded a file.
Please post the following information with your file:
• Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg etext url)
• Length in minutes of your file.
• If this is your first Librivox recording, I will also need your name as you would like it to appear on the catalog page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalog page.
Search by keywords in the Catalog Search
But don't let this stop you from recording your own version!
(PL = Proof-Listening; PLC = Proof-listening Complete; PL OK = ready to catalog)
Please note that the recordings in this collection will cataloged in alphabetical order, although they will be initially entered into the magic window in the order they are submitted.
Contributions which didn't fit this volume anymore - will be moved over to Volume 011 as soon as it is started up - still need PL as well!
Jerome wrote:The Man Who Thinks Backwards by G.K. Chesterton
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iwpoe wrote:Philosophy of Composition by Edgar Allan Poe
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PL notes: The Philosophy of Composition has an extra "of" at 17:15 and the reader swallows at 18:26. I think both could be edited out without re-recording anything. The outro says "End of Essay", should perhaps say "End of The Philosophy of Composition"?