COMPLETE China and the Chinese By Edmond Plauchut-mas

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Post by konamomholly » November 27th, 2020, 6:08 pm

China and the Chinese by Edmund Plauchut (1824 - 1909). Translated by N. D'Anvers (1844 - 1933)

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/china-and-the-chinese-by-edmund-plauchut/
Edmund Plauchut spent many years in China and gives an account of his observations of the places, people, and culture as he experienced them through the eyes of a European near the beginning of the 20th century. ( Holly Rushik)
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/63733
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  2. Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard
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    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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  3. 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 China and the Chinese. 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:
      "China and the Chinese, by Edmund Plauchut. Translated by N. D'Anvers. Chapter [number]"

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    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of China and the Chinese by Edmund Plauchut. Translated by N. D'Anvers. 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 number, title]"
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    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]"
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    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of China and the Chinese, by Edmund Plauchut. Translated by N. D'Anvers"

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
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  4. Example filename chinaandthechinese_##_plauchut_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. chinaandthechinese_01_plauchut_128kb.mp3)
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  5. 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: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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  6. Any questions?
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Post by konamomholly » November 28th, 2020, 4:37 am

I noticed that in the beginning statement that I say before each section, the translator's birth and death dates are listed. Do I need to say that with her name also?

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Post by TriciaG » November 28th, 2020, 6:41 am

No. That's a glitch in the template. :) No dates needed.

An MC will be along soon. I think we've had a wave of new projects, and the MCs need to catch up. ;)
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 28th, 2020, 8:17 pm

I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up and be back with some further instructions.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 28th, 2020, 8:28 pm

OK, Your MW is set up.

For a solo project, you are the Book Coordinator. That means you fill out the Magic Window and post your links and times in the window when you upload your files.

You'll need to start by logging into the magic window. Instructions are in the BC How-to; and this is a more detailed version of the First Login instructions (with pictures!) Please be sure to read all of the BC How To document, as that will give you more information on your role as a BC.
Note that passwords for the magic window and the forum are not connected. You can use the same password in both places (I think a lot of people do), but if you change it on one system, it won't affect the password on the other system.

Next, you'll need to start entering section (or chapter) titles. I've entered the first couple to get you started.

Then you are ready to start recording. When you upload a section, it's your responsibility to add the link and duration (mm:ss) to the Magic Window. Link from the uploader goes in the "listen URL" column, duration goes in the "notes" column. Then be sure to post in the thread that a new section is ready for PL so your DPL knows there is something new.

We won't worry about a DPL just yet - folks often see new projects and volunteer to listen before anything is posted. If no one sees this, we will advertise once you have a section or two ready to listen to.

If you have questions, or if you have any trouble with the instructions in the BC how to, please post and we'll work through it together. There is a bit of a learning curve when you do your first solo. You've picked a nice size book - not too long and something that you are interested in, so it should be a manageable and enjoyable process for you.

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Post by konamomholly » November 30th, 2020, 2:54 pm

Thank you, I am excited to get started. I will have many questions, I'm sure. I will look over the information links first.

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Post by konamomholly » December 5th, 2020, 5:42 pm

If I'm understanding correctly, when I upload a recording, when I would post the link to a forum thread for a collaborative book, instead, now I will copy that link and put it in the URL column of the magic window on my BC page. Then I also put the duration time in the notes column. Am I getting that right?

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 5th, 2020, 5:54 pm

Yes you are.

And you post in the thread to say another section is ready for PL. Once you pick up a DPL, they will use that post as a trigger to head over and see what there is to listen to.

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Post by konamomholly » December 9th, 2020, 4:21 pm

I uploaded my first recording. I hope I did it right. Let me know if I forgot anything. It is ready for listening.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 9th, 2020, 5:20 pm

Only missed one thing. You need to change the status in the MW to "ready for PL".

I've posted an advert for a DPL over here: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=84156

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Post by konamomholly » December 9th, 2020, 7:03 pm

Ok, I did that, thanks.

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Post by linny » December 11th, 2020, 6:28 am

konamomholly wrote:
December 9th, 2020, 4:21 pm
I uploaded my first recording. I hope I did it right. Let me know if I forgot anything. It is ready for listening.
I can't DPL but I had some extra time this morning so I PLed chapter 1. It sounds great and seems as if it will be a very interesting project.

PL note
End of chapter 1 (you stated chapter 2).

As a reminder don't feel you have to wait for a DPL to come along. Keep recording. Proof listeners will eventually catch up. Have fun! :D

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 11th, 2020, 10:40 am

Thanks Linny. You are a proof reading angel! Dropping in here and there to listen to sections in need ... :9:

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Post by ADKreader1122 » December 12th, 2020, 12:54 pm

Hi MaryAnn,
This project interests me and I'd be willing to be the DPL for it as long as no one is in a particular hurry. I think I can fit it in amongst the other listening I'm already doing. Thanks--and let me know, please.

Lora

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 12th, 2020, 3:50 pm

Thanks Lora. I'll add you to the MW, and if it gets too much, just let us know.
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