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Post by eggs4ears » April 9th, 2021, 11:30 pm

Geraline Jewsbury in Jerrold's Shilling Magazine, 1846-47, by Geraldine Jewsbury (1812 - 1880)
"The most striking feature in the present day, far more than that of railways even, is the utter chaos into which all previously received principles and opinions are reduced". So begins 'Today', the first in a series of six pieces of social commentary written by Geraldine Jewsbury for Jerrold's Shilling Magazine. Jewsbury would go on to be a prolific contributor to The Athenaeum and Household Words. Published shortly after her first novel, 'Zoe', these early pieces include strongly argued polemics on the sufferings of women and servants in industrial England and advance her lifelong philosophy of the importance of mutual care. (Summary by Phil Benson)
Source text (please read only from this text!):

Today - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015066497994&view=1up&seq=237
Things of Importance - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015066497994&view=1up&seq=365
Social Barbarisms: Hiring a Servant - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b5241182&view=1up&seq=480
How Agnes Worral was Taught to be Respectable - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015066530547&view=1up&seq=26
How Agnes Worral was Taught to be Respectable (continued) - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015066530547&view=1up&seq=256
The Lower Orders - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015066530547&view=1up&seq=372
The Civilization of the Lower Orders - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b5241184&view=1up&seq=461

Target completion date: 2021-05-31

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[*]Original publication date (if known): 1846-47
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Genres for the project: Short Stories/Single Author Collections

Keywords that describe the book: feminism, Lancashire, Manchester, industrial revolution, servants, social conditions

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Geraldine Jewsbury in Jerrold's Shilling Magazine, 1846-47. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Geraline Jewsbury in Jerrold's Shilling Magazine, 1846-47. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Geraline Jewsbury in Jerrold's Shilling Magazine, 1846-47. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of Geraline Jewsbury in Jerrold's Shilling Magazine, 1846-47, by Geraldine Jewsbury."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: jerrold_##_jewsbury_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. jerrold_01_jewsbury_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader

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Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into the relevant Listen URL field in the Section Compiler, enter the duration in the Notes field, and post in this thread to let your PL and MC know that you have uploaded a file. You may also post the file link in the thread.
Last edited by eggs4ears on April 24th, 2021, 1:41 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by eggs4ears » April 9th, 2021, 11:33 pm

Annise MC and Newgatenovelist DPL - I'll need to add the source text links later, but they are all from scans of the original magazine on Hathi Trust, so no problem with PD.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » April 10th, 2021, 6:59 am

This looks great!

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Post by eggs4ears » April 13th, 2021, 1:52 am

Source texts added to the first post

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Post by Newgatenovelist » April 13th, 2021, 2:11 am

The online DNB have another local life up. These man is described as a 'boatman and life-saver'. I admit to thinking more about the literary and political life of the area, so this is a window on to a different world, if you're interested:
https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-100997

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Post by annise » April 13th, 2021, 10:28 pm

MW up - have fun.

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Post by eggs4ears » April 15th, 2021, 12:44 am

Newgatenovelist wrote:
April 13th, 2021, 2:11 am
The online DNB have another local life up. These man is described as a 'boatman and life-saver'. I admit to thinking more about the literary and political life of the area, so this is a window on to a different world, if you're interested:
https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-100997
Maybe there is a literary connection. In the Manchester Man, there is a life-saving in the River Irwell which could be based on him, or maybe it was just a common event at that time! If you look at the Irwell now, it's hard to imagine boats zipping up and down the river.

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Post by eggs4ears » April 24th, 2021, 1:48 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/jerrold_01_jewsbury.mp3 - 7:23

Here's a short one to get this going! This is my new sound - it may sound a bit scratchy if you use headphones, but it is supposed to be optimised for car stereo (?)

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Post by Newgatenovelist » April 24th, 2021, 7:40 am

Technical note for part 1, Today, below.

Optimised for car stereo, eh? You learn something new every day. My first thought on opening up the file was that it looked different - I would have guessed that you'd applied the 'invert' feature, though that's just a first impression! I'm sure some of the other editing effects would make it look (and sound) different as well.


The bit rate should be constant and 128 kbps. If you've downloaded a new version of Audacity and need help changing your settings let me know.

Less important: The silence at the beginning is a wee bit long – could you remove about half a second?

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Post by eggs4ears » April 24th, 2021, 11:56 pm

Section 01 corrected and reuploaded. Not a new version of Audacity but a different computer and, yes, the setting was wrong. Well spotted!

I had the same question - why does it look upside down! (Needless to say this is not my doing). It is because a lot of the low end bass is removed. It sounds a bit thin and scratchy when I am editing with headphones, but it does sound a lot better on the car stereo or on a phone in a noisy environment. I guess that's because it's more clearly separated from the background noise.
Newgatenovelist wrote:
April 24th, 2021, 7:40 am
Optimised for car stereo, eh? You learn something new every day. My first thought on opening up the file was that it looked different - I would have guessed that you'd applied the 'invert' feature, though that's just a first impression! I'm sure some of the other editing effects would make it look (and sound) different as well.

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Post by eggs4ears » April 25th, 2021, 12:00 am

Hi Anne,

Did you see my question on the Gaskell collection?

"The summary has been shortened. Was that intentional or a mistake? If there's a word limit, I can make it shorter."

It seems that the original summary is now on the Librivox page. Did you fix that. But is still abbreviated on IA.

Phil

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Post by Newgatenovelist » April 25th, 2021, 7:26 am

I'm getting the same two error messages when I run the new file through Checker. Can you just check that your internet didn't conk out before the upload finished, or something like that?

This is actually a very good question, about who these recordings are for and what assumptions we make about when and where they're being listened to. I'm off to ponder a question I'll never have an answer for!

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Post by eggs4ears » April 25th, 2021, 7:35 pm

Could you try it now? I think I must have uploaded the wrong version yesterday :oops:

The car stereo part was not intentional, in fact. Actually, I asked my son if he could make me sound like Ian McKellen (as if!) and this was the result. But it does sound best in a car, which I guess makes sense in terms of target audiences.

This was the sample - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irJe30hF8JA - the Wolf Brother is a great trilogy that we listened to years ago - I think the audio version was given away free with the Guardian.

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Post by annise » April 25th, 2021, 7:43 pm

I think it is probable that a very small percentage of our recordings are listened to on the car stereo - just saying.

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Post by eggs4ears » April 27th, 2021, 2:38 am

Interesting question. I have no idea, really.

This is from a bit of googling, but it is only the US and not Librivox. I don't even know what a smart speaker is!

"How are people in the US listening to audiobooks? Smart speakers are becoming increasingly popular from products such as Amazon Echo, Google Home or Apple HomePod. In a recent poll from the American Audiobook Publishers Association found that 60% of respondents own a smart speaker, and 46% of smart speaker owners have used it to listen to an audiobook, which is up 31% from 2018. Although the automobile is still the number one place where people listen to audiobooks, the home is where audiobooks are played for longer durations."

https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audiobook-trends-and-statistics-for-2020

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