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Before the August 2007's update, this used to be the translation of the LibriVox Homepage. The updated version is to be found here: ChineseHomepageTranslation


Frontpage

http://www.librivox.org/

Main Content

{{{ Listen LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening. The first step is to get the mp3 or ogg files into your own computer: Librivox catalogue Podcast }}}

收听 LibriVox提供公共領域读物的聲音書籍,選擇眾多。第一步你要在電裝是把mp3 或 ogg 文件下载到電脑上: LibriVox目錄 播客

收听 in Chinese Librivox 提供的材料 in Chinese Librivox 分类 in Chinese 播客 in Chinese

{{{ Read Would you like to record chapters of books in the public domain? It's easy to volunteer. All you need is a computer, some free recording software, and your own voice. Volunteer Visit the forums }}}

朗诵 你是否想一展身手,尝试录上几篇公众读物中的选段呢?快来加入我们的志愿者队伍吧,一切都轻松极了!你所需要的全部装备是:一台电脑,一些免费的录音软件,还有你个人的声音。 想要当志愿者 请访问论坛

朗诵 in Chinese

你是否想录音呢? in Chinese

加入志愿者行列 in Chinese

请访问论坛 in Chinese

{{{ Centered Info: Librivox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and publish the audiofiles on the internet.Our goal is to record all the books in the public domain. }}}

重要信息: LibriVox 的志愿者致力于录制公共读物的选段、章节,并且在互联网上公布其音频文件。我们的目标是将所有的公共读物都录成音频。

{{{ Latest news }}}

最新消息

{{{ New Releases }}}

最新发布

Sidebar

{{{ Search LibriVox: free audiobooks LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net (podcast and catalog). Our objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project. }}}

搜索 LibriVox: 免费书“音” LibriVox 的广大志愿者们将公众读物的章节录成音频,然后我们将这些音频文件发布到网上(播客或分类夹的形式)。我们的目标是将所有的公共读物都刻录成免费的音频并发布于网上。我们是由一群目的纯粹的志愿者,开放的资源,免费的内容构成的公众读物计划。

{{{ » LibriVox Wiki Help Pages » More info » FAQ » Contact }}}

>>LibriVox Wiki 帮助页 >> 更多信息 >> 常见疑问及解答 >> 联系我们

{{{ listen to LibriVox » our catalog » how to listen » samples » feedback }}}

听在LibriVox >> 我们的分类夹 >> 怎样收听 >> 样品 >> 回复

{{{ volunteer for LibriVox » how to volunteer » LibriVox forums }}}

为 LibriVox 志愿服务 >> 怎样志愿服务 >> LibriVox 论坛

{{{ feeds » New Releases » Latest News » LibriVox podcast feed }}}

供给 >> 最新发布 >> 最新消息 >> LibriVox 播客供给

{{{ other info » site & admin » in the press » about public domain » recording info }}}

其它信息 >> 网站和主管 >> 媒体报道 >> 有关公众读物 >> 录音信息

{{{ where are they from? » visitor gvisit map » volunteer frappr map }}}

他们从哪里来? >> 游客访问地图 >> 志愿者Frappr地图

{{{ audiolit projects }}}

录音项目

{{{ literary podcasts }}}

文学播客

{{{ literary blogs }}}

文学博客

{{{ resources }}}

资源

{{{ admin » Login }}}

主管 >> 登录

Footer

{{{ Hosting generously provided by nyip.net LibriVox is proudly powered by WordPress Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS). }}}

诚心的由 nyip 网主持,词语发行企业(RSS)和评论(RSS)荣誉主管 LibriVox

Volunteering for Librivox

http://librivox.org/volunteer-for-librivox/

{{{ Volunteering for LibriVox }}}

为LibriVox 志愿服务

{{{ (go straight to the LibriVox Forum) }}}

(直接进入 LibriVox 论坛)

{{{ LibriVox volunteers read and record chapters of books in the public domain (meaning out of copyright - sorry, no Harry Potter, no Lord of the Rings, and no Da Vinci’s Code, though we’d love to do his notebooks). Then we make the files available on the internet, for free. We have several types of projects: }}}

LibriVox 的志愿者朗读并录制公众读物(意为不涉及版权的读物————很抱歉,这儿没有哈里波特,或指环王,或是达芬奇密码,虽然我们会很高兴处理他的随笔)的章节选段。然后我们将这些文件免费发布到互联网上。我们有不同种类的项目:

{{{ collaborative projects: many volunteers contribute by reading some chapters of a long text }}}

合作项目:许多志愿者共同分享一个长篇读物的不同篇章。

{{{ solo projects: one volunteer reads an entire book (we prefer if you conribute to some collaborative projects first) }}}

个人项目:一名志愿者朗读一整本书(我们更希望你能够先做一些合作项目)。

{{{ short works (prose and poetry): read by individuals. }}}

短篇作品(散文及诗歌):个人朗读

"Collaborative projects": “合作项目”:

"solo projects": “个人项目”:

"short works": “短篇作品”:

{{{ We have hundreds of volunteers from all over the world, including a growing number who are recording books in languages other that English. You can visit our Frappr map to see a small selection of LibriVox volunteers, and where they are from. }}}

我们拥有来自世界各地数以百计的志愿者,其中还包括一群数目高速增长的录制英语之外的的作品的志愿者。你可以访问我们的Frappr地图来查看一小部分 LibriVox 的志愿者,以及他们的来历。

{{{ Most of what you need to know about LibriVox can be found on the LibriVox Forums and the FAQ. LibriVox volunteers are helpful and friendly, and if you post a question anywhere on the forum you are likely to get an answer from someone, somewhere whithin an hour or so. So don’t be shy! Many of our volunteers have never recorded anything before LibriVox. }}}

大部分你想了解的有关 LibriVox 的信息都可以在 LibriVox 的论坛或“常见疑问和解答” 中找到。LibriVox 的志愿者都非常乐于助人而且十分友好,如果你在论坛任何一个角落上贴上一个问题,你就很有可能在一个小时左右内从某个到地方的某个人那里得到回答。所以不要害羞。我们的大部分志愿者在来到 LibriVox 之前从没有录过任何东东。

{{{ Before you visit the Forums, you might want to read this guide. The Forums are split into three main sections: }}}

在你访问论坛之前,你需要先阅读这篇指导。这里的论坛分为三部分:

{{{ The Basics (info about LibriVox, including FAQ) }}}

基本知识(LibriVox 的相关信息,包括常见问题及解答)

The Basics: (基本知识)

{{{ The Books (where most of the volunteering happens). }}}

书籍库(大部分的志愿服务工作在这里进行)

The Books: (书籍库)

{{{ Book Suggestions (discussion about possible books) }}}

书籍讨论(有关可能书籍的讨论)

Book Suggestions: (书籍讨论)

{{{ Readers Wanted: Short Works (a good place for newbies, especially WEEKLY POETRY) }}}

招募朗读者:短篇作品(一个新手去的好地方,尤其是“每周诗歌”)

Readers Wanted: (招募朗读者)

{{{ Readers Wanted (where you find chapters needing readers) }}}

招募朗读者(在这里你可以找到需要读者的选段篇章)

Readers Wanted: (招募朗读者)

{{{ Readers Found (ongoing projects with all chpaters assigned) }}}

找到朗读者(全部章节都申请过的,正在进行的项目)

Readers Found: (找到朗读者)

{{{ Going Solo (entire books by one person ; we request you record some shorter works first) }}}

进行个人朗诵(一个人阅读的整本书;我们要求你先录制一些较短的作品)

Going Solo: (进行个人朗诵)

{{{ Listeners Wanted (help out by “proof-listening”) }}}

招募听众(通过“证明性聆听”帮忙)

Listener Wanted: (招募听众)

{{{ Completed Books (a reminder of progress) }}}

搞定的书籍(进度的提醒)

Completed Books: (搞定的书籍)

{{{ Volunteers Wanted: Other Projects (non-reading volunteer projects) }}}

招募志愿者:其它的项目(非朗诵的志愿者项目)

Volunteers Wanted: Other Projects (招募志愿者:其它的项目)

{{{ Comments, Discussion, News & Suggestions }}}

点评,讨论,新闻及建议

Comments, Discussion, News & Suggestions

点评,讨论,新闻及建议

{{{ Need Help? Got Advice (ask anything here) }}}

需要帮忙?获得建议(这里问什么都可以)

Need Help? Got Advice: (需要帮忙?获得建议)

{{{ Suggestions & Comments (good or bad comments welcome) }}}

建议和点评(欢迎好的或坏的点评)

Suggestions & Comments: (建议和点评)

{{{ Off-Topic (anything you like. knitting. rugby. etc.) }}}

闲聊杂语(在这里你可以聊任何事情:织毛衣呀,橄榄球呀等等)

Off-Topic: (闲聊杂语)

{{{ Practically, here is how things work: }}}

从实用角度来看,这里介绍了这儿的事情是怎样工作的:

{{{ a book coordinator posts a book (with chapter info) in the Readers Wanted Section. }}}

一本书的协调员在“招募朗读者”板块发出一篇关于一本书(及有关章节信息)的帖子

Book Coordinator (书籍协调员):

{{{ volunteers “claim” chapters to read }}}

志愿者们“申请”选读的章节

{{{ the readers record their chapters in digital format }}}

朗读者们将自选的章节用数码形式录制成音频

{{{ the book coordinator collects all the files of all the chapters }}}

书籍协调员把所有章节的音频文件收集汇总

{{{ the book coordinator sends the collected files to a “metadata coordinator” }}}

书籍协调员将汇总后的文件发送到“元数据协调员”处

{{{ we check the files for technical problems in the Listeners Wanted section }}}

在这里,我们会把文件发送至“招募听者”板块以便检查文件是否有技术问题。

{{{ the metadata coordinator uploads and catalogs the files… working their secret magic }}}

元数据协调员然后将文件上载到不同的分类夹中,当让是用他们自己的机密魔法术了。

{{{ yet another public domain audiobook is made available for free! }}}

这样呢,一部公众读物的免费音频就公之于众了。

{{{ There are many, many other things you can do to help, so please feel free to jump into the Forums, or contact us at the email below. }}}

这里你又可以帮助做很多事情,所以轻松进入我们的论坛吧,或者用下方的e-mail地址联系我们

{{{ Contact LibriVox by email: librivox [At) yahoo [D0T) ca }}}

LibriVox 电邮: librivox@yahoo.ca

Podcast Page

http://librivox.org/podcast-page

{{{ LibriVox Podcast Page }}}

LibriVox 播客主页

{{{ A podcast is a way to automatically download audiofiles to your computer, from a specific podcast show, or “feed.” LibriVox podcast files are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with a poem on Sunday. }}}

播客是一种从一个特定的播客秀或“供给”中自动下载音频文件到你的电脑中的方式。LibriVox 的播客文件在周一、周三和周五都是有效的,周日诗歌也有效。

{{{ What you need to get a podcast: }}}

获得播客你所需要做的:

{{{ You need a podcast receiver (sometimes called a podcatcher) which is just software that will find and collect the files you want (examples: iTunes, juice). You could also try a web-based service such as odeo. You need to know the “feed” of the podcasts you want, and then you can enter the feed into the podcast receiver (called subscribing). }}}

{{{ LibriVox podcast feed: http://librivox.org/podcast.xml }}}

{{{ If you would prefer, you can just visit the LibriVox catalog and download the files you want. Or you can try our BitTorrent at Legal Torrents. }}}

About Librivox

http://librivox.org/about-librivox/

{{{ About LibriVox }}}

{{{ LibriVox is a hope, an experiment, and a question: can the net harness a bunch of volunteers to help bring books in the public domain to life through podcasting? }}}

{{{ LibriVox Objective }}}

{{{ To make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. }}}

{{{ Our Fundamental Principles }}}

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{{{ Librivox is a non-commercial, non-profit and ad-free project }}}

{{{ Librivox donates its recordings to the public domain }}}

{{{ Librivox is powered by volunteers }}}

{{{ Librivox maintains a loose and open structure }}}

{{{ Librivox welcomes all volunteers from across the globe }}}

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{{{ What We Do }}}

{{{ LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net (through a podcast, catalog, and bit torrents). We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project, and we operate almost exclusively through Internet communications. We have a flat structure, designed to let people do just what they want to do, but we do have several slightly different types of volunteers: }}}

{{{ Readers, who read chapters of books, or poems or short works; }}}

{{{ Book Coordinators, who organize a group of Readers to complete a book; }}}

"Book Coordinators", translate here

{{{ Moderators, who help Readers & Book Coordinators find their way; }}}

{{{ Meta Coordinators, who are responsible for cataloging completed projects; }}}

{{{ Admin, who do some other stuff. }}}

{{{ Volunteering for LiriVox is easy and does not require any experience with recording or audio engineering or acting or public speaking. All you need is a computer, some free recording software, and your own voice. You will find us a welcoming and friendly community, and if you have any questions they’re likely to be answered quickly on our busy forum. }}}

{{{ We get most of our texts from Project Gutenberg, and the Internet Archive and ibiblio.org host our audio files. }}}

{{{ For the moment we don’t need any money, we’ll let you know if that changes! }}}

{{{ Here’s how it works (generally): }}}

{{{ LibriVox volunteers suggest books from the public domain, and if there is volunteer interest }}}

{{{ A Book Coordinator (any volunteer willing to do the job) will post the book in the Readers Wanteds section of the forum }}}

{{{ Volunteers “claim” chapters, and record them to mp3. }}}

{{{ Volunteers send the files to the Book Coordinator (often using yousendit.com) }}}

{{{ The Book Coordinator sends the completed Book to a Meta Coordinator }}}

{{{ The Meta Coordinator posts the book to the Listeners Wanted section of the forum, for Proof-Listening }}}

{{{ The complete, Proof-Listened book is then uploaded to our server space (either Internet Archive or iBiblio), and cataloged }}}

{{{ The files are available to anyone to use, from our catalog, and we podcast books one at a time. We also offer bit torrents. }}}

{{{ So, practically: }}}

{{{ if you would like to help, check the LibriVox Volunteer page, or go straight to the forum. }}}

{{{ if you would like to subscribe to the podcast, please: }}}

{{{ a) in iTunes, click here: iTunes 1-click, or }}}

{{{ b) copy and paste the feed link (http://librivox.org/podcast.xml) into your podcast receiver (for instance, Juice) }}}

{{{ feel free to browse our catalog }}}

{{{ Inspirations }}}

{{{ LibriVox was inspired by AKMA’s audio volunteer project to bring Lawrence Lessig’s book, Free Culture, to your ears; and Urban Art Adventures’ Audio Book project. In addition to that, the following inspirations should be noted: }}}

{{{ the podchef (and podcasting in general) }}}

{{{ wikipedia rms & the Free Software movement gutenburg project creative commons ourmedia internet archive }}}

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{{{ Brewster Kahle’s crazy talk of Universal Access to All Human Knowledge }}}

{{{ the “books on tape” I used to listen to as a kid on long drives with some family friends }}}

{{{ and all those crusaders for free and equal access to the cultural and communication foundations of our world, }}}

{{{ who have worked, and continue to work tirelessly to make possible all the infrastructure for this project }}}

{{{ A note about me: }}}

{{{ Hugh McGuire, LibriVox founder, is a Montreal-based writer interested in the “free movement” in its many guises. More about him can be found at his weblog, dose. An interview with Paula B from The Writing Show describing the project can be found: here. }}}

{{{ To contact LibriVox, send an email to: librivox AT yahoo DOT ca }}}

Contact LibriVox

http://librivox.org/contact-librivox/

{{{ Contact LibriVox }}}

{{{ {LibriVox can be reached at: librivox(at]yahoo[dot]ca }}}

{{{ All LibriVox files can be found at archive.org and also on our catalog page. LibriVox was started by Hugh McGuire, whose weblog can be found here: dosemagazine. }}}

Catalogue MainPage

http://librivox.org/librivox-catalogue/

{{{ The LibriVox Catalog }}}

{{{ Below you will find the LibriVox catalog, which includes completed books, short works, and works-in-progress. Only the completed works are available for download. If you’d like to help record or to volunteer other services (help with cataloging, editing etc), please see Volunteering for LibriVox. }}}

{{{ Also note, right now our catalog is just a static html page - but we are in the process of building a searchable catalog system. If you would like to help, please let us know. Until then you can use the link below to search the full list with your browser. }}}

{{{ Search the Catalog: List of Completed Works }}}

{{{ What’s New?: Librivox Recently Cataloged }}}

{{{ Use the following links to browse through the sub-sections. }}}

{{{ Completed Books }}}

{{{ Completed Short Works }}}

{{{ Completed Poetry }}}

{{{ Index to Poetry, Short Stories, and other Short Works }}}

{{{ Children’s Literature }}}

{{{ Non-fiction }}}

{{{ Completed Works in Other Languages }}}

{{{ To Come — Collaborative Projects }}}

{{{ To Come — Collaborative Projects in Other Languages }}}

{{{ To Come — Solo Projects }}}

{{{ To Come — Solo Projects in Other Languages }}}

{{{ Volunteer While Listening }}}

{{{ If you have an interest in listening to LibriVox recordings, check out our proof listening section. We like to make sure that all files are checked over once before being advertised to the public. Listen to a chapter here and there and you will greatly help us out! }}}

{{{ Listeners Wanted }}}

How to Listen

http://librivox.org/about-listening-to-librivox/

{{{ How to Listen }}}

{{{ About Listening to LibriVox }}}

{{{ LibriVox provides totally free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening. The first step is to get the mp3 or ogg files into your own computer: }}}

{{{ Visit the catalog, and choose a book. Just click one of the “mp3″ links and the file should start playing in a few moments. You may also download the audio files by right-clicking (windows) or control-clicking (mac), then save to your hard drive. Then double-click the saved file and it should open up in your favorite audio player. }}}

{{{ We’ve got torrents over at LegalTorrents.com ! AND AT MANY TORRENT DUMPSITES ALL OVER THE WEB }}}

{{{ podcasting: }}}

{{{ a) get some podcast receiver software such as juice, or iTunes }}}

{{{ b) To subscribe using ipodder: right click/control click and copy this link: Librivox Podcast Feed. In ipodder, choose “tools” then “add a feed” and paste the link into the “url” field. You will be able to download past podcasts and automatically receive future podcasts. }}}

{{{ c) To subscribe using iTunes, you may copy the Librivox Podcast Feed link in the same way, then in iTunes choose “advanced” then “subscribe to podcast” and paste the link into the “url” field. }}}

{{{ Or you can simply click here: One-Click iTunes Subscription. If you get a pop-up, choose “launch application”. iTunes will launch on your computer, and the Librivox podcast page will appear. Click the “subscribe” button, and you will be able to download past podcasts and automatically receive future podcasts. }}}

{{{ Now that you’ve got some of the mp3 or ogg files in your computer, you can listen to them in several ways. You can listen through your computer speakers using your favorite audio player. You can load the files into an iPod or other portable audio player and listen while you work out or walk the dog. You can burn the files to an audio cd and listen to them in the car or on your home stereo. Give a copy to a friend, too! Make cds of our children’s books for the kids in your life! }}}

{{{ Please feel free to email kayray if you need any help (put “librivox help” as the subject). Enjoy listening, and consider becoming a volunteer reader! }}}

{{{ For more information about podcasting, see wikipedia’s podcasting entry. }}}

Public Domain & LibriVox

{{{ Public Domain & LibriVox }}}

{{{ Copyright gives an individual or corporation exclusive rights on a text, for a limited period of time. This means no one else can reproduce the text, or make derivative works (such as audio recordings) while the copyright is in force. Eventually, though, copyright expires, and the text becomes free, libre, and enters the “public domain.” Meaning anyone can use that text however they wish. }}}

{{{ LibriVox takes texts already in the public domain, asks volunteers to make audio recordings of that text, and then releases the resulting audio back into the public domain. If you volunteer to record for LibriVox, you must agree to release the audio files you make into the public domain. }}}

{{{ In addition, book summaries, CD cover art, and any other material that goes into our catalog with the audio recordings are in the public domain. }}}

{{{ Meaning anyone can use this material however they wish. }}}

{{{ What does “however they wish” mean, exactly? People may use our recordings to profit; they may remix them into other projects; they do not need to give credit to the reader nor to LibriVox. Anyone may do all kinds of things that you would prefer them not do. For example you might see: }}}

{{{ CDs of Romance of Rubber sold as a fundraiser for a charity you don’t like; }}}

{{{ Origin of the Species as background atmosphere for a pornographic film; }}}

{{{ Fables for the Frivolous sampled into a violent rap song; }}}

{{{ The summary of Frankenstein used to promote a major motion picture; }}}

{{{ Your recording clipped apart and rearranged as a ransom note, signed with your name and city. }}}

{{{ Although these examples are far-fetched, they are all acceptable uses of public domain materials. So be aware of what you are doing when you free your recordings and text into the public domain. You really have to let go! }}}

{{{ LibriVox uses the wonderful resource, Project Gutenberg, as the source for e-texts from which our audio recordings are made. }}}

{{{ Copyright law is a complicated and important business and we encourage everyone to read more about it. Here are some resources: }}}

{{{ Public domain - wikipedia Copyright - wikipedia Copyleft - wikipedia Union for the public domain Creative commons Free software foundation Digital copyright canada Project Gutenberg}}}

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Samples

{{{ LibriVox Samples }}}

{{{ So how good are the LibriVox readers? We’ll be honest: some are better than others, but what some of us lack in voice modulation skills, we usually make up for in love for the text we are reading. But, remember, we are all volunteers. Before we get to the samples, here is one of the best descriptions, we think, of what’s special about LibriVox (from Institute of the Future of the Book): }}}

{{{ As a regular audiobook listener, I was struck by the fact that while most literary audiobooks are read by authors who tend to work hard at conveying a sense of character, the Librivox selections seemed to convey, more than anything, the reader’s passion for the text itself; ie, for the written word. Here at the Institute we’ve been spending a fair amount of time trying to figure out when a book loses it’s book-ness, and I’d argue that while some audiobooks blur the boundary between book and performance, the Librivox books remind us that a book reduced to a stream of digitally produced sound can still be very much a book. }}}

{{{ So, judge for yourself. These are random samples (honest … OK randomish): }}}

{{{ Kara reads: A Little Princess, Chapter 5. }}}

{{{ Branko reads: Secret Agent, Chapter 5 }}}

{{{ John reads: A Modest Proposal. }}}

{{{ Cori reads: Sonnet 23 }}}

{{{ Tuija reads: Helsinkiin, Chapter 3 }}}

{{{ Greg reads: Notes from the Underground, Chapter 2 }}}

{{{ Grace & Brad read: Twas the Night Before Christmas … (I admit: that one wasn’t random). }}}

{{{ Gord reads: Frankenstein, Chapter 17. }}}

{{{ Acrobatty reads: Northanger Abbey, chapter 14. }}}

Feedback

{{{ Listener Feedback }}}

{{{ Firstly, please remember that all LibriVox recordings are done by volunteers. No one is paid for recordings, no one is paid for editing, or cataloging or managing the project. Everything here is done by volunteers. }}}

{{{ The other thing to note is this: some of our readers are better than others. But our policy is to accept ANY reader who wishes to read for us. We have such a huge task ahead of us: to record all the books in the public domain! We can’t achieve that without an open door policy for everyone who wants to help. Plus, it’s part of the LibriVox way. We welcome anyone who wants to help. That’s how we got this far, and we want to go a lot further. }}}

{{{ All that being said: WE DO CARE ABOUT THE QUALITY OF OUR RECORDINGS. }}}

{{{ Our Proof Listening Process }}}

{{{ We have put a proof-listening step into our process to try to catch problems in audio files (perhaps you would like to help? Visit the proof-listening thread on our forum). In this step we try to get all our audio checked before we upload and catalog (which for the record, is not an easy process). We try to catch things like long silences, repeated text, editing problems, volume problems, static etc. But we don’t really make comments on reading style — too fast/too slow, not enough oomph. For instance, we never say: “This reader is not good enough for LibriVox.” Though in some cases we may try to give some feedback to a particular reader, to give some advice on how they can improve. }}}

{{{ So: Please do let us know if you have any problems with a recording you’ve heard, whether technical in nature, or even if it’s a style question. We’d like to know if there are unhappy listeners. If the file can be fixed we will try to fix it; but if the problem falls within the “LibriVox idiosyncrasy” zone, well we’ll let you know. }}}

{{{ Also note: Project Gutenberg has a 99% accuracy target for its texts. On a 20 minute audio recording that would be equivalent to 12 seconds of errors. (Count to 12 and see how long that is). We don’t maintain such a specific target, but keep it in mind when sending us comments. }}}

{{{ So what to do if you have a problem: }}}

{{{ Please send an email to: info AT librivox DOT org with the following information: }}}

{{{ - Name of Book }}}

{{{ - Chapter/Section Number }}}

{{{ - File format (64kbps mp3, 128 kbps mp3, ogg vorbis) }}}

{{{ - How you downloaded the file (individual download, zip download, ftp, podcast download) }}}

{{{ - Nature of problem }}}

{{{ - Time or times-location of problems (if possible) }}}

{{{ And thanks for listening! }}}

Recording Info

{{{ About Recording for LibriVox }}}

{{{ NOTE: }}}

{{{ LibriVox is always looking for more volunteer readers. Read a bit more about volunteering, or visit our forum, or leave a comment on this blog, or send an email to: info AT librivox DOT org }}}

{{{ Below you will find some specific requests if you record for LibriVox, and some general how-tos & advice, both practical and technical. }}}

{{{ See also the wiki page: The Newbie Guide To Recording for advice on software, settings, and equipment. }}}

{{{ Recording for LibriVox }}}

{{{ Introduce the segment by saying: “Chapter [number] of [Book title]. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit: librivox.org.” }}}

{{{ If you wish, say: “Recording by [your name], [your podcast, blog etc, if you wish]” }}}

{{{ Say: “[name of book], by [author’s name], chapter [number].” }}}

{{{ At end of the recording, say: “End of chapter [number]” }}}

{{{ Save the mp3 file with the following filename format: booktitle_chapter#_author_lastname (eg: secret_agent_2_conrad) }}}

{{{ Export the files to mp3 with 128kbps, if possible (see File Formats from more info) }}}

{{{ In the ID3 tags use: }}}

{{{ album: bookname … (the secret agent = “The Secret Agent”; crime and punishment = “Crime and Punishment”) }}}

{{{ Chapter number and title if there is one (eg. “01 - Mysteries Abound”) }}}

{{{ artist: author (joseph conrad = “Joseph Conrad”) }}}

{{{ Practical Recording Tips }}}

{{{ Read the text at least once before recording (it helps to know what you are recording) }}}

{{{ Talk slowly, very slowly, very slowly, slower than that even }}}

{{{ Pause between sentences and paragraphs; take your time }}}

{{{ E-n-u-n-c-i-a-t-e … every syllable, don’t eat your words }}}

{{{ Project your voice, make it loud and clear }}}

{{{ Modulate your voice, give it life! }}}

{{{ Test first - make sure you’re not too close or too far from the microphone }}}

{{{ Put your microphone at an angle, so your breath doesn’t hit the mic full on (making that ugly loud puff sound) }}}

{{{ Turn off your phone, and shut your door while you’re recording! }}}

{{{ Try to record in several different chunks (but provide ONE file) to avoid mental exhaustion }}}

{{{ When you make a mistake, leave a second or two of silence, or tap your microphone, and start again at the beginning of the sentence/paragraph - go back and edit later }}}

{{{ You should edit your chapter on something like Audacity, to get rid of mistakes, lip-smacking, telephone interruptions, etc. }}}

{{{ check out general podcasting advice from Jack Herrington. }}}

{{{ Visit our forum for more advice }}}

{{{ For more disucssion on this topic, visit our forum. }}}

{{{ Technical Advice about Recording }}}

{{{ See also The Newbie Guide To Recording for expanded technical and equipment advice. }}}

{{{ Audio software }}}

{{{ You need some audio software. The free software, GPL, cross-platform Audacity is a good place to start. Other options include Garage Band, Sound Studio, for macs, and AudioRoom for Windows. There are many options. You can also record to some mp3 players, such as the iriver. }}}

{{{ Note1: LibriVox needs your files in mp3, and to export files to mp3 from audacity, you need to download and install the LAME encorder anywhere on your computer. }}}

{{{ Note2: see below for mp3/ogg discussion. }}}

{{{ Microphone }}}

{{{ Most computers these days have an internal mic, which gives you a passable quality, but usually lots of noise. A cheap microphone (such as the Sony F-V220 microphone - C$24.99) will plug right into the mic jack on many computers, and makes things much better. Apple’s ibook doesn’t have a mic jack. Don’t ask me why. For apple, you can get an imic, which is a regular mic-to-USB adapter. You can also find USB mics. If you want, you can spend lots of money on a fancy mic, or even more money on a fancier one, and the sound does improve significantly. }}}

{{{ Pre-Amp }}}

{{{ If you spend money on a fancy mic, you’ll want to get a pre-amp, like this one. }}}

{{{ Examples of studio set-ups }}}

{{{ See our forum for some LibriVox studio set-ups, and to throw in your 2 cents. Or check out some random podcasters who describe their studios: dan bricklin, the roadhouse, hugo schotman. }}}

{{{ File formats (mp3 & ogg) }}}

{{{ mp3s are the standard in audio file formats, so LibriVox will offer mp3s. However, mp3 is a proprietary audio format, and the owner Fraunhofer charges royalty fees. Ogg Vorbis is a free & open audio format, equivalent to mp3. Now, all this is complicated legal stuff, but in general, we the people of LibriVox we support things free & open, and so we support Ogg Vorbis. But we also want everyone to hear whatever public domain audio that they can. }}}

{{{ So: }}}

{{{ - We ask you to record & export your mp3s at 128kbps (this is the bitrate, a higher bitrate means better recording) }}}

{{{ - In audacity, you manage mp3 export bitates in File/Preferences/File Formats }}}

{{{ - When LibriVox uploads to archive.org, a 128kbps mp3 is automatically converted in to a 64kbps mp3 AND an ogg file. So we get 3 files (high-quality mp3, medium-quality mp3, and high-quality ogg) for the price of one. Nice. This is not the case with lower bitrate mp3. }}}

{{{ A note on copyright etc. }}}

{{{ All texts in the LibriVox project are in the Public Domain texts. All LibriVox recordings will also be in the Public Domain. If you do not wish to liberate your voice recording to the public domain, this is not the project for you. }}}