This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/english-costume-by-dion-clayton-calthrop/
"To be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, all unrecorded sections that were claimed more than 2 months ago will be orphaned on March 13th unless the claimants post in this thread before then to reclaim the section."
MOST OF THE SECTIONS ARE TO BE CLAIMED BY TWO PEOPLE (A MALE READER AND A FEMALE READER) TO BE COMPLETELY CLAIMED.
PLEASE IGNORE THE CAPTIONS TO THE ILLUSTRATIONS. THEY ARE DEALT WITH IN A SEPARATE SECTION.
The world, if we choose to see it so, is a complicated picture of people dressing and undressing. The history of the world is composed of the chat of a little band of tailors seated cross-legged on their boards; they gossip across the centuries, feeling, as they should, very busy and important. As you will see, I have devoted myself entirely to civil costume—that is, the clothes a man or a woman would wear from choice, and not by reason of an appointment to some ecclesiastical post, or to a military calling, or to the Bar, or the Bench. Such clothes are but symbols of their trades and professions, and have been dealt with by persons who specialize in those professions. (Summary excerpted from Introduction.)
- 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?
We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim (or by the target completion date, whatever is sooner). Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. 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. The target completion date for this project is 4 December 2010.
- Where do I find the text?
Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/33020
- Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.
Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: STANDARD
This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and readers (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
BC - please provide *all of* the following:
[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 31 (including the introduction and the captions)
[*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Y
[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): --
[*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): --
[*]Short description (please state who wrote the description. This can be a paragraph copied from Wikipedia. If you write this yourself, please be aware that your summary will be in the PD):
[*]Date of first publication: 1906-1907
[*]Year of author's death (note: in some countries copyright is death of author plus 50 or 70 years) 1937
Please check the Recording Notes:
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!
Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE NOTES AGAINST YOUR CHOSEN SECTION FOR INFORMATION ON WHAT TO READ AND WHAT TO IGNORE.
Start of recording (Intro)
- "Section [number] of English Costume. - 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]"
"English Costume, by Dion Clayton Calthrop. [Section]"
- 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 English Costume, by Dion Clayton Calthrop."
Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
Save files as
128 kbps MP3
englishcostume_##_calthrop.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number - should be ##a if you're reading "THE MEN" and ##b if you're reading "THE WOMEN". (e.g. englishcostume_01_calthrop.mp3)
ID3 V2 tags
(To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
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!
PLEASE COPY-PASTE THE TITLE ID TAG FROM THE SECTION TITLE COLUMN IN THE MAGIC WINDOW.
Title: ## - [Section title]
Artist: Dion Clayton Calthrop
Album: English Costume
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.
Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
- Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread):
(If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: avs - aravis
- If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
Please post below or PM me.