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Post Posted:: June 9th, 2015, 1:55 pm 
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Curiosities of Street Literature by Various ( - ).

This project is complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/curiosities-of-street-literature-by-various/


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This is a collection of broadsides, short popular publications, from London. The collection contains sensationalist and sometimes comical stories about criminal conduct, love, the Royal Family, politics, as well as gallows' literature. Gallow´s Broadsides are a precursor to today's tabloid journalism. (kathrinee)


    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!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/49128
    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: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Please read the title of each piece from the Gutenberg collection, as opposed to the table of contents or the notes in the MW

      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 Curiosities of Street Literature. 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: "Curiosities of Street Literature, by Various. [Division number and Part number, Title of first part]"

      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 Curiosities of Street Literature, by Various."

      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

      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 has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
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      128 kbps MP3
      streetlit_##_various_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. streetlit_01_various_128kb.mp3)
    9. Example ID3 V2 tags (not required for this project)


      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: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: TriciaG
      • 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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Fairytales in Danish, Swedish, or Norwegian
Lots of short stories and myths that deal with nature from all over the world


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Post Posted:: June 9th, 2015, 1:56 pm 
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Please just ignore this for a day or two till I figure out what I am doing here ;)

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Post Posted:: June 9th, 2015, 2:20 pm 
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Kathrine,

You might look at The Underground Railroad for an idea of how to set this up. I faced a similar issue - no chapters, lot of little pieces of varying lengths, some of which should really be grouped, difficult to indicate to readers what they were to read.

I ended up grouping sections and then creating a doc in google docs for each section - with the intro, the exact text that was included in each section, and then the outro and filename.

Project threads for that project are here (although I've since deleted the google docs that people were using):
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=44495
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=45423

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Post Posted:: June 9th, 2015, 3:22 pm 
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That is a good idea, MaryAnn, I'll have a closer look. Using googledocs would definitely make it more reader-friendly! :D BTW, is there a limit to how many sections one can have in a project? :hmm:

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Post Posted:: June 9th, 2015, 3:32 pm 
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yes 255 - that's all Archive will handle. But I wouldn't suggest making the sections too small, grouping would be a better approach.

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Post Posted:: June 9th, 2015, 3:43 pm 
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Great, thanks! I'll set to work making googledocs :)

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Hi Katherine! You're so quick! I haven't had a chance to answer your PM, so I'll just post here.

It is up to you if you want to make googledocs. It does make it slightly easier for the reader, but for a book this length it is a lot of work for you too. For a book reading I generally don't.

If I were doing it, I'd do it all in the MW, and I'd err on the side of making the sections smaller rather than longer, so I'd probably start with grouping them in pairs, like this:

Section 0 - Introduction, 2890 words.
Section 1 - Division 1, part 1, 2,160 words to the end of the introductory remarks.
Section 2 - Division 1, part 2, 1,050 words comprising the "Horrid Murder" and the "Cruel and Inhuman Murder"
Section 3 - Div. 1, Part 3, 1,380 words comprising "James Ward" and the "Murder of 2 Lovers"

(You'll also notice that I tend to round off the word counts. I don't think there's any point being too exact, as the reader has to do the intro and outro, etc in addition.)

The "Great Fire of London" and the "Thunderstorm" piece fit together, so I'd group those two.
"The Scarborough Tragedy" is 2000 words on its own, so I'd probably leave that one by itself.

But I'd go through the book allowing the natural lengths and rhythm of the pieces, and the subject matter to form its own groupings and work out how many sections it ends up being by the end. So if you start with about 100 sections, you can always add more yourself. I generally find it easier to underestimate and add my own sections as I go.

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Post Posted:: June 10th, 2015, 11:09 am 
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Thank you, Elizabby, for good advise!:D

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Post Posted:: June 10th, 2015, 11:23 am 
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If there is a MC brave enough to take me on, I'll be ready start filling out a MW very soon ;)

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Post Posted:: June 10th, 2015, 12:05 pm 
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Are you ready for a MW? If so, I'll set you up. Then you can play with it a little bit as well. :)

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Thank you, Tricia, that would be wonderful! :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: June 10th, 2015, 2:28 pm 
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You're set up.

I'm out this evening, but can answer any questions later on if you have any.

Since you've DPL'd a lot, you may want to look at the intro wording to make sure it's what you want. I'm thinking you could leave out "by Various" and include any named authors in the reading of the body of the text. Does that make sense?

And, are you DPL'ing?

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If I may, how about we get a MW and start filling it in (those section details I gave above are accurate, BTW) but change the GROUP marker to ON HOLD until we are ready to accept claims? I don't think Katherine should feel under pressure to rush it.

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Yes, I am DPLing. I'll look over the wording, it does need changing :)

Having it ON HOLD is a good suggestion, Elizabby, it will take me a while...

I think I might need suggestions for genre - I didn't find any among the suggestions in the template I thought fitted. I guess there is no rush with that, though.

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Post Posted:: June 10th, 2015, 2:45 pm 
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Well, people really shouldn't be claiming in the Launch Pad anyway, but Kathrine can put "hold" in the title if she likes.

Are you officially co-BC'ing this, or are you just providing input and suggestions? The "we" is throwing me off. :lol:

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