[COMPLETE]A History of the Great War (vol.1) by John Buchan - icequeen

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DavidReader
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Post by DavidReader » June 23rd, 2020, 6:29 pm

A History of the Great War (volume one) by John Buchan (1875 - 1940).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/a-history-of-the-great-war-volume-one-by-john-buchan/
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  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/historyofgreatwa01buch
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin
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    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.

    [list]
    [*] Project Code: sXciN0aa
    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (John Buchan) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buchan
    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 48
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1923
    [*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? DavidReader Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/War & Military
Keywords that describe the book: history, military, First World War
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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 A History of the Great War (volume one). 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:
    "A History of the Great War (volume one), by John Buchan. [Chapter]"


For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
  • "Chapter [number] of A History of the Great War (volume one) by John Buchan. 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 A History of the Great War (volume one), by John Buchan. "

There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

[*]Example filename historyofthegreatwarvolumeone_##_buchan_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. historyofthegreatwarvolumeone_01_buchan_128kb.mp3)

[*]Example ID3 V2 tags
Artist: John Buchan
Title: ## - [Section title]
Album: A History of the Great War (volume one)


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icequeen
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Post by icequeen » June 23rd, 2020, 10:22 pm

I can MC this one for you! Back in a moment with your MW!
Ann

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icequeen
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Post by icequeen » June 23rd, 2020, 10:28 pm

OK, your MW is ready for you, David! We will wait here a day or two to see if we can attract a DPL for this project, unless you have someone in mind already.
Ann

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DavidReader
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Post by DavidReader » June 23rd, 2020, 11:30 pm

Thanks! I hope we can attract a DPL who is also conversant in French, since there are quite a number of French names in the text; as I am weak on that, and much needed to be rectified.

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 24th, 2020, 5:07 am

I don't know much about French names, but I would like to offer to PL because the subject interests me, if you'll have me. It's OK to reject my offer, or I can step down if a more French adept listener arrives. :D

I would check forvo.com for suggestions on name pronunciation. It probably doesn't have everything but it has a lot (also, if in dire need, one can become a member and post the names they want pronounced and soon enough another member records them).

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Post by Piotrek81 » June 24th, 2020, 7:56 am

I wast just recently wondering if there are any PD books about WWI as a whole, given our cut-off date is just 6 years from the cessation of hostilities. Turns out there are (or at least is :) ). Have fun with it /random post.
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DavidReader
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Post by DavidReader » June 24th, 2020, 6:37 pm

Hi Rapunzelina and Piotrek81,
I'm enthralled with the interests that this project has attracted. :) Rapunzelina, I think your enthusiasm and the willingness to research can compensate for your alleged "don't known much about French names" problem. Let us learn French together in this project! (Of course, we have to bear in mine the duty that we have to ensure the pronunciations to be reasonably accurate for our future listeners.) Piotrek81, this is just the first volume of a four volume work by John Buchan on WWI, and I am already quite overwhelmed with the amount of work that this single volume may involve. But I hope that this may trigger the interests of other potential readers to carry on with the work, so as to ultimately complete an entire history of WWI in Librivox in the not-too-distant future. BTW, will you also be interested in PLing for this project? :wink:

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Post by icequeen » June 24th, 2020, 8:46 pm

Rapunzelina now has access, thank you!

As far as the French names, if you need help, there is a thread in the Need Help forum where you can post to ask for some help. I have a long running series where I run into French names and short passages. I feel bad for butchering such a beautiful language, but I do the best I can and ask for help when I need it. So, I feel your pain!

Since we have everyone on board, we are off to Going Solo!
Ann

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Post by DavidReader » June 30th, 2020, 7:53 pm


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Post by Rapunzelina » July 1st, 2020, 12:38 am

Thanks! The Preface is PL OK!

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Post by DavidReader » July 7th, 2020, 8:31 pm


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Post by Rapunzelina » July 7th, 2020, 11:36 pm

:clap: Section 01 is PL OK!

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Post by DavidReader » July 14th, 2020, 7:31 pm


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Post by Rapunzelina » July 15th, 2020, 6:12 am

Section 2 is PL OK!

There is an extra underscore in the filename, but that's ok as it can be fixed easily at cataloguing.

Could you also update the Magic Window with the link and duration, whenever you post for PL? Thanks! :)

DavidReader
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Post by DavidReader » July 15th, 2020, 6:27 pm

Oh, sorry about that, I'll remember to do that next time. :oops:

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