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Post by JoannaHoyt » January 12th, 2021, 5:34 pm

What Shall We Do? by Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910). Translated by Vladimir Tchertkoff (1854 - 1936)

A vivid description of wealth and poverty in Russia in Tolstoy's day, an inquiry into the root causes of economic inequality, and a vision of a more just way of living ( Joanna Michal Hoyt)
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/files/38690/38690-h/38690-h.htm
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  3. 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):
    • "Chapter [number] of What Shall We Do?. 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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      "What Shall We Do?, by Leo Tolstoy. Translated by Vladimir Tchertkoff. Chapter [number]"

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  4. Example filename whatshallwedo_##_tolstoy_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. whatshallwedo_01_tolstoy_128kb.mp3)
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » January 13th, 2021, 5:55 pm

Joanna,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up and be back with further instructions.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » January 13th, 2021, 6:12 pm

OK, Your MW is set up.

For a solo project, you are the Book Coordinator. That means you fill out the Magic Window and post your links and times in the window when you upload your files.

You'll need to start by logging into the magic window. Instructions are in the BC How-to; and this is a more detailed version of the First Login instructions (with pictures!) Please be sure to read all of the BC How To document, as that will give you more information on your role as a BC.
Note that passwords for the magic window and the forum are not connected. You can use the same password in both places (I think a lot of people do), but if you change it on one system, it won't affect the password on the other system.

Next, you'll need to start entering section (or chapter) titles. I've entered the first couple to get you started.

Then you are ready to start recording. When you upload a section, it's your responsibility to add the link and duration (mm:ss) to the Magic Window. Link from the uploader goes in the "listen URL" column, duration goes in the "notes" column. Then be sure to post in the thread that a new section is ready for PL so your DPL knows there is something new.

There's a bit of a learning curve on your first solo, so if you have questions, or if you have any trouble with the instructions in the BC how to, please post and we'll work through it together.

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Post by JoannaHoyt » January 13th, 2021, 7:20 pm

Thank you very much for coordinating and for taking time to guide me through this process!

I already have one questions whose answer perhaps ought to be obvious.

The Gutenberg text I plan to read from is clearly marked as public domain, but (according to the introductory note) it was deliberately never copyrighted, and I am not seeing either a clear date for this translation or a clear translator attribution. Vladimir Tchertkoff has signed the introductory Free Age Press manifesto, and there he calls himself its editor; I see that he is also described as a translator of Tolstoy's work, and at the end of the file there is what seems to be a page advertising another Free Age Press work of Tolstoy's which Tchertkoff has translated. So I put him down as translator when I applied for this book. I'm not sure if I should credit him as such as I read or if the attribution is not certain enough and if I should say "Free Age Press English edition" or something else... Sorry. (I am not even sure if this is the right place to be asking this question.)

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » January 13th, 2021, 8:31 pm

Well, we do the best we can given the info available on the PG file ... and sometimes that's not much.

The PG page for this work doesn't list a translator (see https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/38690), although I think there's reason enough to think Vlad was the translator, if you want to list him as such.

We don't usually identify the editors.

And even if a translator was identified, you'd only say that name twice, in the intro to the first section and the outro at the end of the book.

So, I'll leave it to you. We can leave Vlad as the translator and you include his name in the first intro and last outro, or we take him off and you just list Tolstoy as the author with no translator, because none is listed on the metadata at PG.

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Post by JoannaHoyt » January 14th, 2021, 3:17 am

Thank you!

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Post by JoannaHoyt » January 14th, 2021, 5:57 pm

Thanks again! I've uploaded the first very short section, the epigraph,largely to see if I was able to get back into the Magic Window correctly.
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/whatshallwedo_00_tolstoy_128kb.mp3
Will have real chapters to upload this weekend if not before.

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Post by JoannaHoyt » January 14th, 2021, 7:11 pm

Chapter 1 also uploaded, https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/whatshallwedo_01_tolstoy_128kb.mp3 (also in the MW)
I've asked for standard PL, but just wanted to add that I'd be glad of constructive criticism if the PL is up for offering any. I know I need to work on evening out my volume--both on not fading out over the course of a sentence and on not raising my voice when I am recording the second or third repeat of a tricky sentence.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » January 15th, 2021, 10:29 am

Joanna,

Since you've got a couple of sections up, it might be a good time to post an advert for a DPL in the Listeners Wanted Forum. Instructions are here: http://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?p=318668#p318668

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Post by JoannaHoyt » January 15th, 2021, 11:30 am

Thank you! I've posted in the Listeners/Editors Wanted Forum. Thanks for taking time to walk me through the steps.

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Post by JoannaHoyt » January 16th, 2021, 5:43 am

Sorry--my brother just pointed out to me that I'd neglected to change the statuses from "Assigned" to "Ready for PL."

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Post by Dulcamara » January 16th, 2021, 1:06 pm

Hello,

If you still need a DPL I'm available. This sounds an interesting book. :D


Just LOVE reading! :D

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Post by JoannaHoyt » January 16th, 2021, 2:17 pm

Dulcamara, thank you very much! I'd be delighted to have you proof-listen, and I'd be glad to hear any suggestions/criticism you may have--I am new to this and still figuring it out.
I think Mary Ann Spiegel is the one who can actually add you as DPL, but let me know if I'm wrong about that :-)
I'm not reading the translator attribution since I am not quite certain of it--Mary Ann Spiegel said it was acceptable to skip it. But I didn't check with her until I had already filled out my template.

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Post by Dulcamara » January 16th, 2021, 2:56 pm

Hi!
:clap: :clap:

Thank you for your quick reply. I'll start listening when Mary Ann OKs me.

Tolstoy intrigues me. Can't wait to start! :D


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