Our Little Canadian Cousin - phi

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Post by philchenevert » April 11th, 2013, 11:38 am

Our Little Canadian Cousin by Elizabeth Roberts MacDonald (1864 - 1922) .

This project is now in our catalog at http://librivox.org/our-little-canadian-cousin-by-elizabeth-roberts-macdonald/ :thumbs: :thumbs:
In "Our Little Canadian Cousin," the author's
intention is to tell, in a general way and in one defined local setting, the story of Canadian home life in the late 19th century. To Canadians, home life means not merely sitting at a huge fire-place, or brewing and baking in a wide country kitchen, or dancing of an evening, or teaching, or sewing ; but it means the great outdoor life — sleighing, skating, snow-shoeing, hunting,
canoeing, and, above all, " camping out " — the joys that belong to a vast, uncrowded country, where there is " room to play." (Summary from the Author's preface))
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    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://archive.org/details/ourlittlecanadia00macd
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    BC Admin ======================================================
    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and readers (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 11
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: yes
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available):
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    • Date of first publication: 1904
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    children

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    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:

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  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 Our Little Canadian Cousin. - 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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    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    ourlittlecanadiancousin_##_macdonald.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. ourlittlecanadiancousin_01_macdonald.mp3)

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    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Elizabeth Roberts MacDonald
    Album: Our Little Canadian Cousin

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Post by philchenevert » April 11th, 2013, 11:40 am

I will get this wonderful project set up tonight hopefully. The text is on IA so the links will be there.
I'm glad to know that we will finally see how our little Canadian cousins lived a hundred years ago. :D
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Post by WoollyBee » April 12th, 2013, 5:54 pm

Can I DPL? :wink: (Before anyone else asks... :roll: )

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Post by philchenevert » April 12th, 2013, 6:00 pm

SarahParshall wrote:Can I DPL? :wink: (Before anyone else asks... :roll: )
Thank you for offering Sarah. I would be delighted. Image
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Post by philchenevert » April 13th, 2013, 10:58 pm

Moving to Readers Wanted :thumbs:
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Post by tekksavvy318 » April 16th, 2013, 3:23 pm

May I claim the preface?
Sharing knowledge about people who walk different walks of life is a baby step towards understanding them and librivox is a great platform for just that!
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Post by ReneLaCroix » April 16th, 2013, 3:30 pm

Good day Phil. Would be glad to take on chapter one or whichever is next available, Please and Thank You.

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Post by philchenevert » April 16th, 2013, 3:31 pm

tekksavvy318 wrote:May I claim the preface?
Certainly, the Preface is yours to record.

Remember of course that you are agreeing to complete any edits, if necessary, within a two week period otherwise the section will be opened for other readers. Is this OK?
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Post by philchenevert » April 16th, 2013, 3:32 pm

ReneLaCroix wrote:Good day Phil. Would be glad to take on chapter one or whichever is next available, Please and Thank You.
Chapter 1 is all yours to enjoy. :thumbs:
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Post by BigFire » April 16th, 2013, 3:38 pm

Can I volunteer for chapter 10? if it is still open. If not give me chapter with relatively short text.

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Post by philchenevert » April 16th, 2013, 3:58 pm

BigFire wrote:Can I volunteer for chapter 10? if it is still open. If not give me chapter with relatively short text.
Hi BigFire and welcome to LibriVox. I will assign chapter 10 to you but before recording you should complete a 1 minute test so that you can be sure your technical things are set up correctly.

Here is a link to that http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test. If you prefer a video, The script for your 1 minute test.

and Uploading your 1 minute test

You may post the link to your test here in this forum so I can check it out much more quickly.

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Post by ductapeguy » April 16th, 2013, 4:16 pm

Hi Phil. Tonight I got the itch to record some audiobook. I recently purchased REAPER after 8 years of audacity, and it is showing alot of promise to streamline my workflow.

Anyway, I'm going to take a crack at chapter 9. It's been a while since I recorded for LV so here goes...
[size=84] Sean McGaughey
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Post by WoollyBee » April 16th, 2013, 4:42 pm

Phil -- For "claimed 1/16" you meant 4/16 right? I changed it - let me know if you want me to change it back. :wink:
Last edited by WoollyBee on April 16th, 2013, 5:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by ductapeguy » April 16th, 2013, 5:04 pm

  • Oops-- I started to upload then noticed a problem in the preamble. I'll have it fixed in a jiff.
    Oops again. I missed one little edit. Just fixing again.
    Third Time's a charm. Here we go.
There. I figured out how to Librivox after so long. That was fun.

Here it is http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/phi/ourlittlecanadiancousin_09_macdonald.mp3
[size=84] Sean McGaughey
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Post by philchenevert » April 16th, 2013, 7:29 pm

ductapeguy wrote:Hi Phil. Tonight I got the itch to record some audiobook. I recently purchased REAPER after 8 years of audacity, and it is showing alot of promise to streamline my workflow.

Anyway, I'm going to take a crack at chapter 9. It's been a while since I recorded for LV so here goes...
Thank you Sean. Glad you got the itch again. But please remember that the general practice is to request or claim a section and then have the BC assign it to you before recording it. I will put your name by section 9 and once again, it is nice to have you back with us. Please claim as many sections as you would like. :thumbs:
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