LibriVox 11th Anniversary Collection
This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/librivox-11th-anniversary-collection/
"LibriVox is a hope, an experiment, and a question: can the net harness a bunch of volunteers to bring books in the public domain to life..."
Hugh McGuire, LibriVox's founder, August 9, 2005
This year is the 11th anniversary of our beloved LibriVox. The readings in this collection celebrate that "bunch of volunteers" who make up the worldwide LibriVox community. The readings are held together by their connection to the number "eleven." The collection is multilingual. The selections, which are chosen by the readers, include fiction, nonfiction, poems, short stories, and articles.
1) There is a limit of one selection per reader.
2) The selection must be in the public domain. For clarification of what it means for a work to be "in the public domain," please see this section of the LibriVox Wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Copyright_and_Public_Domain. Please stick to works that run less than 60 minutes.
3) There are no reserved spots and no need to "sign up." If you want to post what you have picked out to read, so somebody else doesn't read it first, that is ok, but spaces will be filled as recordings are received. If what you want to read relates to the number "eleven" and is in the public domain, just start recording!
4) We will start with 22 sections (twice times 11), and see how it goes from there. The collection will close at the end of July.
After 22 or more recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.
Basic Recording Guide: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording
- Be sure to set your recording software to: 44100Hz, 16-bit
- At the BEGINNING Say: "[Title of Work], by [Author Name]" "This is a Librivox recording, read in honor of the 11th anniversary of LibriVox. All Librivox Recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Librivox.org"
- At the END, say: "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"
- If you wish, you may also say: "Read by ... your name.
- Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording. Add 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds if longer than 30 minutes.
- Need noise-cleaning?Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear distracting background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit. The latest version of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide. Note: Noisecleaning with old versions of Audacity is not recommended.
- Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kpbs using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
- File Name: (all lower case. Please omit a, the, etc from title): eleven_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3
- ID3 Tags: (NOTE: ID3 tags are now optional - they are added automatically during cataloging)
- • Title/Name: [Title]
• Artist: [Author Name]
• Album: LibriVox 11th Anniversary Collection
- • Title/Name: [Title]
Please upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader: http://librivox.org/login/uploader. When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please copy and post to the current Reader's Wanted: Short Works thread. If you don't post the fact that you've uploaded your recording, the book coordinator won't know that you did it!
If you have trouble reading the image above, please send a private message to any admin.
To upload, you'll need to select the MC, which for the 11th Anniversary Collection is TriciaG.
*If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
4. POST the following information in this thread:
- • The link you copied from the uploader to your file
• Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg or other etext url. NOTE: If posting a Gutenberg link please provide the link to the download page, e.g. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/# where # is the PG project number for the book.)
• Length in minutes.
• If this is your first Librivox recording, We will also need your name as you would like it to appear on the catalog page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalog page.
Want to see if what you plan to record has been done already?
Search by keywords in the Catalog Search
But don't let this stop you from recording your own version!
5. DEADLINE FOR EDITS on recordings you have submitted:
We ask that you complete any editing requested by the Dedicated Proof Listener within two weeks of the request, or, if you need more time than this, that you post in this thread to request an extension. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen. Extensions are, however, at the discretion of the Book Coordinator.