SOLO Our Little Mexican Cousin By: Edward C. Butler-mas

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Post by slgill » May 6th, 2021, 11:37 am

Our Little Mexican Cousin, by Edward C. Butler (1853 - )
This book is part of the "Our Little Cousins" series for children. Through the eyes and experiences of Juanita, a young Mexican girl, and her friends, children will learn about some of Mexico's history, customs, daily life, and beautiful places . (Summary by Sue Gill)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.loc.gov/item/05033967/

Target completion date: 2021-08-31

Prooflistening level: Standard
Prospective PLs, please see the Guide for Proof-listeners.

IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the number of languishing projects on our server, we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't recorded 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!

Magic Window:



BC Admin

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 Our Little Mexican Cousin. 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."] "Our Little Mexican Cousin, by Edward C. Butler. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Our Little Mexican Cousin, by Edward C. Butler. 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 Our Little Mexican Cousin, by Edward C. Butler."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: mexicancousin_##_butler_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. mexicancousin_01_butler_128kb.mp3)

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

MC to select: maryannspiegel

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 slgill on June 9th, 2021, 3:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 7th, 2021, 6:18 pm

Sue,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
MaryAnn

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 7th, 2021, 6:28 pm

OK Sue, 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 so it should be a manageable and enjoyable process for you.

MaryAnn

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Post by slgill » May 10th, 2021, 7:42 pm

Hi MaryAnn,

Thank you so much for getting this all set up! I'm sorry I have not replied back before now; I've been very busy and traveling. I am about to be gone for another week, so when I get back I will fill in the rest of the chapter titles and begin recording.

I appreciate all of the info and have read through. I am looking forward to getting back home and starting on this book! Maybe by that time a DPL will have come along.

Thanks!
:) Sue

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 11th, 2021, 8:21 pm

Thanks for the update Sue. We'll move to going solo to keep the launch pad tidy.
MaryAnn

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Post by slgill » May 21st, 2021, 3:10 pm

Hi MaryAnn,

I am now home and looking forward to starting on this book! I just filled in the rest of the chapter titles and will begin recording either this weekend or on Monday.

:) Sue

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 21st, 2021, 4:11 pm

Thanks for keeping me posted Sue.
MaryAnn

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Post by slgill » May 26th, 2021, 2:18 pm

Hi MaryAnn,

The first section (preface) is uploaded and ready for PL.

I understand a DPL hasn't come along yet, so no worries if it's not PLed anytime soon. I'll just upload them as I do them and hopefully someone will pick it up eventually. :D

:) Sue

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 26th, 2021, 6:36 pm

Thanks Sue.

You can also advertise for a DPL on Listeners Wanted. Instructions are here: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=17680

MaryAnn

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Post by slgill » May 27th, 2021, 3:23 pm

Thanks for the info, MaryAnn!

I'll advertise it in the Listeners Wanted thread in the next few days, if no one picks it up from here.

Ch. 1 is ready for PL, too. (Not sure if I even need to state that, since I don't have a listener yet. Ha! :lol: )

:) Sue

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Post by slgill » June 9th, 2021, 2:34 pm

Ch. 2 is ready for PL.

I haven't gotten around to advertising for a DPL yet. Still need to do that! :oops:

Sue

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Post by slgill » June 9th, 2021, 3:11 pm

Hi MaryAnn,

I just posted for a DPL/PL in the Listeners Wanted thread. Hopefully one will come along at some point. Let me know if you see that I submitted something wrong.

Thanks,
Sue

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » June 10th, 2021, 4:14 pm

Post looks good. Everything gets PL'd ... some things just take a bit longer than others to find a match ...
MaryAnn

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Post by slgill » June 11th, 2021, 1:51 pm

Chapter 3 ready for PL.

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Post by silverquill » June 14th, 2021, 7:31 am

Hey, I'd be glad to join you as DPL.

This is an interesting series, and I've been involved in several. I sometimes am hesitant because some of them have such stereotypical descriptions that might be sensitive to some of those nationalities. I think this one is probably okay. I notice there is a chapter on a visit to Popocatepetl. I never did get to see "Popo" on any of my visits to Mexico, but our collegiate elite singing group used to do a piece called, "Spoken Music." in which the two volcanos, Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl were repeated many times. Not sure why they didn't include the serpent god Quetzalcoatl. I guess it was to teach them good diction or something But, it was something fun at the beginning of their concerts.

So, enough digression. I'll listen to some of these chapters this morning
~ Larry

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