COMPLETE The Empire of Russia by John S.C. Abbott - ck

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bascomjean
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Post by bascomjean » July 10th, 2012, 6:50 pm

The Empire of Russia From the Remotest Periods to the Present Time by John S.C. Abbott (1805 - 1877) .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on the catalog page of this project: http://librivox.org/the-empire-of-russia-from-the-remotest-periods-to-the-present-time-by-john-s-c-abbott/
A history of Russia from 500 B.C. to 1855 A.D., written by John Stevens Cabot Abbott, the brother of Jacob Abbott. (Summary by Jean Bascom)
  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'd 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!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15269
  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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    BC Admin Keywords that describe the book:
    history; Russia; Abbott; Tsar; Peter the Great; Catherine the Great; Ivan the Terrible
  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:

    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of The Empire of Russia. - 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]"
    • Say:
      " The Empire of Russia From the Remotest Periods to the Present Time, by John Stevens Cabot Abbott . [Chapter]"

    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • 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 The Empire of Russia From the Remotest Periods to the Present Time, by John Stevens Cabot Abbott . "

    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

    Also, 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 new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    empireofrussia_##_abbott.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. empireofrussia_01_abbott.mp3)

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://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!

    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: John Stevens Cabot Abbott
    Album: The Empire of Russia From the Remotest Periods to the Present Time

    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.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
      http://upload.librivox.org
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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: ck - Carolin
    • 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 or PM me :mrgreen:
Last edited by bascomjean on July 10th, 2012, 6:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by bascomjean » July 10th, 2012, 6:52 pm

Just to clarify: there are 32 sections total, 31 chapters plus the preface.

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Post by Carolin » July 10th, 2012, 10:44 pm

hi jean, this looks very interesting! i can mc it for you, ill go get us a magic window...
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Post by Carolin » July 10th, 2012, 10:52 pm

done!

i shortened your file name to empireofrussia_xx_abbott - it was veeery long before :)

please let me know if you need anything!
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Post by bascomjean » July 11th, 2012, 6:58 am

Thanks SO much, Carolin! As a huge fan of Russian history, I'm really excited to do this project. Unfortunately, I just came down with a horrible cold, but I'm hoping it will clear up quickly--I'm ready to record!

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Post by Carolin » July 11th, 2012, 8:13 am

ah, thats too bad. just take some tea with honey and lots of vitamins, wrap yourself into a blanket and do the preparations to raise anticipation - fill out the magic window and lets hope a dpl comes along, and before you know it, you can record again :)

let me know if you need help with either the mw or catching, er, advertising for a dpl :D
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Post by jollyrogered » July 12th, 2012, 11:32 am

I would LOVE to DPL this. I know next to nothing about Russian history and need educated!
duck... duck... ZOMBIE!

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Post by bascomjean » July 13th, 2012, 12:49 pm

Thanks, Jolly! That would be fantastic!!!

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Post by Carolin » July 13th, 2012, 1:44 pm

dpl added, and moving us over to going solo :)
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Post by bascomjean » July 14th, 2012, 9:48 am

Fantastic! :clap:

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Post by bascomjean » July 24th, 2012, 10:11 am

Section 00 - Preface, is uploaded. Duration: 04:11
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ck/empireofrussia_00_abbott.mp3

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Post by bascomjean » July 24th, 2012, 10:12 am

Did I enter the info correctly in the Admin box?

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Post by Carolin » July 24th, 2012, 10:27 am

you did perfectly :thumbs:
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Post by jollyrogered » July 24th, 2012, 11:45 am

Section 00 is PL OK!
duck... duck... ZOMBIE!

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Post by bascomjean » July 24th, 2012, 2:36 pm

Yay!

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