COMPLETE-SOLO The Beacon Second Reader by James H. Fassett-ag

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ewsmith
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Post by ewsmith » March 30th, 2020, 12:45 pm

The Beacon Second Reader by James Hiram Fassett (1869 - 1930).


In the "Beacon Second Reader" the author has chosen for his stories only those of recognized literary merit; and while it has been necessary to rearrange and sometimes rewrite them for the purpose of simplification, yet he has endeavored to retain the spirit which has served to endear these ancient tales to the children of all ages. The fairy story appeals particularly to children who are in the second school year. (From the Preface) ( James Fassett)
• This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-beacon-second-reader-by-james-hiram-fassett/
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15659
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin ===========================================



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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):
    • "Chapter [number] of The Beacon Second Reader. 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 Beacon Second Reader, by James Hiram Fassett. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The Beacon Second Reader by James Hiram Fassett. 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:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • 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 Beacon Second Reader, by James Hiram Fassett. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename beaconsecondreader_##_fassett_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. beaconsecondreader_01_fassett_128kb.mp3)



    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.
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    Any questions?
    Please post below

julianpratley
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Post by julianpratley » March 30th, 2020, 2:41 pm

I'd love to DPL for you
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ewsmith
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Post by ewsmith » March 30th, 2020, 3:41 pm

Great. Thanks.

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Post by alg1001 » March 31st, 2020, 5:54 am

I will MC this for you. The MW is ready. I'll move you to Going Solo tonight.
Cheers,
Amy

ewsmith
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Post by ewsmith » March 31st, 2020, 6:40 am

Thanks very much. I'll update the MW with the chapter names later today.

I would appreciate getting your opinion on whether to include the last section of the reader, Phonetic Tables. It contains a series of word lists that illustrate patterns in word structure. It would be useful for someone reading along with the printed text (e.g. for a child or someone learning English as a second language) but for a regular listener without the text, it would be of no interest at all. I was thinking of including it, and adding a note on the title page explaining the purpose of the section and that the written text would be required to follow along.

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Post by alg1001 » March 31st, 2020, 7:23 pm

It is your call. If you do, the note about it in the description of the book does sound like a good idea.
I will move you to Going Solo now.
Have a good night!
Amy

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Post by ewsmith » April 1st, 2020, 6:20 am

Thanks. I'll give some thought to the word list while working on the other chapters.

Concerning the metadata, if the story had a generic reference in the Table of Contents like folk tale, I checked to see if there was an author it was normally attributed to and used that instead (e.g. Cinderella - Charles Perrault). I assume that's okay.

Also, I came across two authors that I couldn't find in the drop-down list:
THE BABY - Hugh Miller
THE NEW MOON - Eliza Lee Follen
Let me know if you are able to add them and I'll update the metadata.

I expect to start recording in the next day or two so I'll have something uploaded soon.

Evan

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Post by ewsmith » April 7th, 2020, 2:00 pm

I have started with chapter 2, a short poem, just to test things out. I'm a bit rusty at this.

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/beaconsecondreader_02_fassett_128kb.mp3
duration 00:51

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Post by alg1001 » April 7th, 2020, 5:36 pm

ewsmith wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 6:20 am
Thanks. I'll give some thought to the word list while working on the other chapters.

Concerning the metadata, if the story had a generic reference in the Table of Contents like folk tale, I checked to see if there was an author it was normally attributed to and used that instead (e.g. Cinderella - Charles Perrault). I assume that's okay.

Also, I came across two authors that I couldn't find in the drop-down list:
THE BABY - Hugh Miller
THE NEW MOON - Eliza Lee Follen
Let me know if you are able to add them and I'll update the metadata.

I expect to start recording in the next day or two so I'll have something uploaded soon.

Evan
Hi Evan,
Hugh Miller and Eliza Lee Follen are added now.
Cheers,
Amy

ewsmith
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Post by ewsmith » April 7th, 2020, 7:19 pm

Thanks. I've updated the metadata.

Evan

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Post by julianpratley » April 8th, 2020, 1:32 am

Chapter 2 is PL OK Evan :thumbs:
Don't forget to put it in the MW!
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Post by ewsmith » April 8th, 2020, 12:18 pm

I'm not sure of the correct procedure. I've added the url in the "listen url" field and the duration under "notes". Is that correct? Should I add those as soon as I upload the file the next time?

Thanks,
Evan

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Post by julianpratley » April 8th, 2020, 4:43 pm

Yes it's probably easiest to do it when you upload. You can just say 0:51 rather than duration 0:51 but it doesn't make much difference.
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Post by alg1001 » April 8th, 2020, 6:06 pm


ewsmith
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Post by ewsmith » April 9th, 2020, 8:04 am

Thanks. I had read the guide but I found it a bit confusing because it refers to adding the link provided by the reader. I read that to mean that someone else does it.

I apparently didn't do it properly for my last project (my first solo). I just sent a message with the information and those fields in the MW weren't ever updated. I guess I'm lucky I wasn't fired. :wink:

I've uploaded the Preface.
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/beaconsecondreader_00_fassett_128kb.mp3
duration 02:22

Thanks again for all your help.
Evan

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