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Post by democraticnonsense » May 7th, 2020, 1:16 am

The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870 by W.E.B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963).


W.E.B. Du Bois' dissertation from Harvard University. ( Alexander Vogel)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17700
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


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    BC Admin ===========================================
    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.
    • Project Code: jaQ9hyll

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      Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/History /Modern (19th C)

      Keywords that describe the book: history, slavery, Europe, United States, colonialism, slave trade, trans-atlantic slavery, african slave trade, plantations
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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 Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870. 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 Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870, by W.E.B. Du Bois. [Chapter]"


      For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
      • "Chapter [number] of The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870 by W.E.B. Du Bois. 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 Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870, by W.E.B. Du Bois. "

      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
    • Example filename suppressionafricanslavetrade_##_dubois_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. suppressionafricanslavetrade_01_dubois_128kb.mp3)
    • Example ID3 V2 tags - Ignore tags. These are completed automatically during cataloging.
      Artist: W.E.B. Du Bois
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870


      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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Post by Availle » May 7th, 2020, 4:00 am

Hi there and welcome to LibriVox! :D

I see that you've entered the testing phase already - always a good start!

However, this book as a first solo is not a good start. As a rough estimate, this will run up somewhere around 15 - 20 hours of completed recording, which means we're talking about a total work load of 45 - 80 hours, if not more (because you'll have to do the editing too). Usually, people can record a couple of hours a day maximum, so this is likely to take months until completion, even for an experienced narrator.

I would strongly encourage you to pick something significantly shorter as a first solo (below 5 hours completed length, that's about 40.000 words) before you embark on something extensive like this.

Plus, it's always a good idea to try your hand at a few sections in a group project so you understand how we do stuff here and how much work a single section really is.

Sorry to be the wet blanket here, but I (actually: we all) prefer our newbies not to burn out before they are addicted to LV yet... :mrgreen:
Cheers,
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Post by Kwase » May 7th, 2020, 4:08 am

Excellent, will do

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Post by democraticnonsense » May 7th, 2020, 9:48 am

Availle wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 4:00 am
Hi there and welcome to LibriVox! :D

I see that you've entered the testing phase already - always a good start!

However, this book as a first solo is not a good start. As a rough estimate, this will run up somewhere around 15 - 20 hours of completed recording, which means we're talking about a total work load of 45 - 80 hours, if not more (because you'll have to do the editing too). Usually, people can record a couple of hours a day maximum, so this is likely to take months until completion, even for an experienced narrator.

I would strongly encourage you to pick something significantly shorter as a first solo (below 5 hours completed length, that's about 40.000 words) before you embark on something extensive like this.

Plus, it's always a good idea to try your hand at a few sections in a group project so you understand how we do stuff here and how much work a single section really is.

Sorry to be the wet blanket here, but I (actually: we all) prefer our newbies not to burn out before they are addicted to LV yet... :mrgreen:
Hello,

I appreciate your suggestion.

I will say this: the book is formatted in a way that makes it easy to read.

I am currently furloughed and have quite a bit of time on my hands.

However, if you do not want me to embark on this project, please explicitly say so.
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Post by mightyfelix » May 8th, 2020, 6:49 am

Hi, Alexander!

No one here is going to tell you that we don't want you to work on a new project. Of course we want you to! We want as many new projects as we can get! What we don't want, as Ava said, is for someone to bite off more than they can chew, get in over their heads, decide the whole thing isn't worth it, and throw in the towel. We've found from experience that this happens quite often to new volunteers who don't realize the amount of work they are letting themselves in for. You also will have more of a learning curve than people who've done a few sections in a group project, because as a soloist, you'll need to manage your sections yourself, instead of having your BC (book coordinator) take care of it. For that reason, we like to caution new people up front and let them know that their proposed project may take significantly more time and attention than they had anticipated.

Now that you've received that warning, if you are still prepared to jump in and see this through to completion, then we're happy to get you set up. :)

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Post by KevinS » May 8th, 2020, 8:05 am

I'll be happy to DPL.

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Post by democraticnonsense » May 8th, 2020, 11:17 am

I appreciate the cautiousness surrounding newcomers. At this point in time, it is something I am willing to dedicate time to. The aspect that will be perhaps the most frustrating is ensuring as little background noise as possible but I imagine it doesn't have to be perfect.
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Post by mightyfelix » May 8th, 2020, 3:06 pm

No, it doesn't. Most of us have some kind of noise in our recording space. I use noise reduction in every recording I make. I'm not familiar with the software you're using to record and edit, but if there is some type of noise removal effect in it, that would help, I'm sure.

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Post by linny » May 9th, 2020, 7:59 am

I can MC this. I'll be back soon with some information for you.

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Post by linny » May 9th, 2020, 8:18 am

Here is your catalog page: https://librivox.org/reader/14273
The reader section details link is a great way to keep track of your claims. If you would like a changes made to your catalog name or have a website you would like to link to please let me know.

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Post by linny » May 9th, 2020, 8:23 am

You didn't indicate how many sections you wanted for the project. I gave you 13 to start with. We can adjust as you go. Please keep in mind that no single section can run over 74 minutes.

As a soloist you are also the Book Coordinator (BC). That means you are responsible for maintaining the MW. (titles, links to your files, file length, and changing the workflow from Assigned to Ready for PL or from See PL Notes to Ready for spot check.

Here are instructions for getting into the MW. Please note the password is different from your general LV password.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kVj409nG_E0XJ5UrrcL7EVx7Qyx-2UQ7dbw4mINi3XQ

Also in the wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/BC%27s:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window

Please let me know you have gained access to the MW and update at least one of the section titles so I know you are all set.

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Post by democraticnonsense » May 11th, 2020, 12:20 am

Thank you for the update. 13 sections is good. I was able to login to the management dashboard.
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Post by linny » May 11th, 2020, 5:50 am

Great! We are off to going solo. Enjoy! :D

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Post by democraticnonsense » May 12th, 2020, 3:55 am

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Post by linny » May 12th, 2020, 5:26 am

Please change the file name to match the initial post. You also need to put it in the MW. The duration goes under notes. The section needs a title. Please toggle the last column (workflow) to Ready for PL.

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