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|This project is now complete. You can view the catalog page here:
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Familiar Letters on Chemistry by Justus Liebig
. [Edited by John Gardner].
“The Letters contained in this little Volume embrace some of the most important points of the science of Chemistry, in their application to Natural Philosophy, Physiology, Agriculture, and Commerce. Some of them treat of subjects which have already been, or will hereafter be, more fully discussed in my larger works. They were intended to be mere sketches, and were written for the especial purpose of exciting the attention of governments, and an enlightened public, to the necessity of establishing Schools of Chemistry, and of promoting by every means, the study of a science so intimately connected with the arts, pursuits, and social well-being of modern civilised nations.” –Justus Liebig, August 1843
Representative works in physics and the biological sciences will soon be available in the Librivox catalog as recordings of Einstein’s Relativity and Darwin’s Origin of Species proceed through the proof listening phase, so it seems only fitting that we should get some chemistry in the mix as well! This collection of letters written by German chemist, Justus Liebigs, in the mid 1800’s provides a fascinating look back to the beginnings of modern chemistry.
- 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.
- New to recording?
Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
- Is there a deadline?
Target completion date of this project: March 31, 2007 – but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. 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.
- Where do I find the text?
Gutenberg e-text: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4524
- Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
- BEFORE recording:
Please check the Recording Notes:
Set your recording software to:
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
- DURING recording:
Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
Start of recording (Intro)
- "[Section #] of [Familiar Letters on Chemistry]. 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]"
"Familiar Letters on Chemistry, by Justus Leibig. [Letter #]"
End of recording
- At the end of the section, say:
“End of [Section #]"
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 Familiar Letters on Chemistry, by Justus Liebig."
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!
- AFTER recording:
Save files as
128 kbps MP3
familiarlettersonchemistry_##_liebig.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. familiarlettersonchemistry_01_liebig.mp3)
ID3 V2 tags
(To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/WhatIsID3)
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 ## - [Letter #] (e.g. “Section 01 – Letter I)
Artist: Justus Liebig
Album: Familiar Letters on Chemistry
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.
- If you have your own server space, post the link here. Please leave the file in this location until the project is catalogued.
- If you don't have your own server space, you'll need to transfer the file to one of the free servers available, or send your file using a file transfer service such as YouSendIt or Mediafire and post a link to the file download in the forum.
Note: We'll be using Anita's server to store the files. If you have FTP capability, you can upload your files directly as follows:
Use your favorite FTP software to point to:
Login information: username: LibriVox
Please save your files to the ceastman/ChemLetters folder, and let me know you've done so. For additional information about uploading files, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
I'll need the following information from you when you submit a recording:
- your name/pseudonym as you want to appear in the LibriVox catalog, and your website URL if you like. These are only necessary if this is your first LibriVox recording.
- the file size of your .mp3 file.
Please post below or PM me.
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