[SOLO] The Boys' and Girls' Pliny, Book I & II -ans

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Foon
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Post by Foon » January 8th, 2019, 8:06 am

The Boys' and Girls' Pliny - Book I & II by Pliny the Elder (23 - 79) and others.


The Natural History of Pliny the Elder is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman Empire. The full work consists of 37 books, covering more than 20.000 topics ranging from astronomy and mathematics to botany and precious stones. This version of the Natural History (or, the "Pliny") has been adapted for a younger audience.

This first volume contains Book I (Dedication) and Book II (An Account of the World and the Elements) out of a total of 9 books. ( Foon)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58589
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

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    [*] Project Code: kZU0V5VH



    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Pliny the Elder) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pliny_the_Elder

    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Hugh Gerard Evelyn-White) : n/a

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 15
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
    [*]Original publication date (if known):
    [*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Science; *Non-fiction/Reference

Keywords that describe the book:

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[*]The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
START of recording (Intro):
  • "Section [number] of The Boys' and Girls' Pliny. 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:
    "The Boys' and Girls' Pliny, by Pliny the Elder. [Book] [Chapter]"


For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
  • "Section [number ] of The Boys' and Girls' Pliny by Pliny the Elder. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • Only if applicable, say:
    "[Book number] [Chapter title]"
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 The Boys' and Girls' Pliny - Book I & II, by Pliny the Elder. "

There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

[*]Example filename boysandgirlspliny1_##_pliny_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. boysandgirlspliny1_01_pliny_128kb.mp3)

Transfer of files (completed recordings)
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Last edited by Foon on January 14th, 2019, 4:45 am, edited 1 time in total.
Foon - Please correct my pronunciation!

Readers needed:
Arabian Nights (Vol. 10)

Foon
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Post by Foon » January 8th, 2019, 8:11 am

For a prospective MC:

- It seems I have done goofed when entering the authors... I tried entering the editor John Stuart White (1847-1922), but instead I've ended up with Hugh Gerard Evelyn-White in my first post. I hope that doesn't cause any problems :oops:

- While editing the filename template in my first post, I realised that calling it "Volume 1" would probably be better than having "Book I & II" in the title. Can this be changed in the system? I'm planning on reading everything, but as it is a huge project, I would like to split it into multiple LV books. I think mostly a division by books (there's 9 in total) would be sensible, except book 1 is only the dedication, which wouldn't work so well as a standalone project!
Any advice is appreciated. :)
Foon - Please correct my pronunciation!

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Post by annise » January 8th, 2019, 3:15 pm

Looks interesting - I'll set it up and we'll juggle the titles to have it display in order in the catalogue. Back soonish

Anne

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Post by annise » January 8th, 2019, 3:51 pm

I've set it up, much of the naming we can adjust as you go along . But I've made a couple of suggestions which I think from experience with multi volume oddly named books would work and which are difficult to change later.
Filename boysandgirlspliny1_##_pliny_128kb.mp3 keeps things in order without commenting on the actual contents
As does beginning and ending the recording with section 1 then saying what is in it.

Anne

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Post by Foon » January 9th, 2019, 4:34 am

Thank you Anne! I'll set up the contents of the MW when I get back from work I think. I have a few last bits to finish up on my current solo, but then I'm looking forward to getting started. :D

Could I get a section 0 for the introduction? :)
EDIT: Nevermind about section 0, the chapter numbers and section numbers won't line up anyways.
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Post by afutterer » January 11th, 2019, 2:53 pm

I can pl this if you need.
Anthony

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Post by Foon » January 11th, 2019, 4:40 pm

That would be great Anthony, thank you! I plan to start recording after the weekend. :)
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Post by annise » January 11th, 2019, 5:11 pm

Welcome aboard, you should have access and we'll head off to Going Solo. Hold tight ....

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Post by Foon » January 14th, 2019, 4:50 am

Hi Anthony,
I've uploaded section 3 and 4 for PL (I'll get to the introduction and dedication later).

I'd just like to say, I'm happy with any comments you have on my recordings. You absolutely don't have to, since this is standard PL, but if you notice things like sloppy editing, sloppy pronunciation, mispronunciation, small background noises, a slightly longish or shortish pause, etc etc, I'm happy to hear them. I'd rather do more work for a better recording, than have no PL notes to address while there's still room for improvement.

Again, you absolutely don't have to put in more effort, but is there's anything that jumps to attention and you think "I'll not mention this since it falls outside of standard PL", please DO share your thoughts! :D

Cheers,
Foon
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Post by Foon » January 14th, 2019, 7:56 am

I've also uploaded the short sections 5, 6, and 7. :)
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Post by afutterer » January 14th, 2019, 1:53 pm

Foon wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 4:50 am
Hi Anthony,
I've uploaded section 3 and 4 for PL (I'll get to the introduction and dedication later).

I'd just like to say, I'm happy with any comments you have on my recordings. You absolutely don't have to, since this is standard PL, but if you notice things like sloppy editing, sloppy pronunciation, mispronunciation, small background noises, a slightly longish or shortish pause, etc etc, I'm happy to hear them. I'd rather do more work for a better recording, than have no PL notes to address while there's still room for improvement.

Again, you absolutely don't have to put in more effort, but is there's anything that jumps to attention and you think "I'll not mention this since it falls outside of standard PL", please DO share your thoughts! :D

Cheers,
Foon
I will certainly do my best Foon. :thumbs:
Anthony

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~Epictetus

Foon
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Post by Foon » January 15th, 2019, 7:37 am

Hi Anthony,
I've changed the status of the uploaded sections back to "assigned", since I didn't include footnotes (I sort of automatically read over them), but I think they would actually be interesting to include--I'll let you know when the versions with footnotes are up!
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Post by afutterer » January 16th, 2019, 8:07 am

sounds good. I will hold off for now.
Anthony

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Post by Foon » January 18th, 2019, 4:42 am

Sections 3-7 are now ready for PL! :)
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Post by Foon » January 18th, 2019, 5:46 am

I've also uploaded section 1 (the introduction)! :)
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