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August 2007's update.

~-The translation made prior to this update is to be found here: Dutch Homepage Translation Old -~


Dutch Translation of the Librivox site

This page shall be our worksheet for the various subpages of the librivox homepage.

Pages translated into [language]

We are on the way to translate important parts of our website to several languages. Please understand that this is work-intensive and difficult to keep the translated pages as current as the original version. Moreover, it is unavoidable that links from the translated websites mostly point to English pages.

Pagina's in het Nederlands

Wij zijn bezig om belangrijke stukken van onze website te vertalen. Dit is veel werk en het is bovendien lastig om de vertaalde pagina's net zo actueel te houden als die in de brontaal. Verder is het onvermijdelijk dat de meeste links verwijzen naar Engelse pagina’s. We vragen hiervoor je begrip.

acoustical liberation of books in the public domain

Alle boeken die vrij van auteursrechten zijn, gratis als audiobestand op internet.






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 geeft gratis audioboeken uit die vrij van auteursrechten zijn. Je kunt er op verschillende manieren naar luisteren. De eerste stap is altijd om de mp3- of ogg-bestanden op je eigen computer te zetten:

LibriVox's catalog

LibriVox catalogus






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.

Zou je hoofdstukken van boeken uit het publieke domein willen opnemen? Meedoen als vrijwilliger is makkelijk. Je hebt niet meer nodig dan een computer, gratis opnamesoftware en je eigen stem.



Visit the forums

Ga naar de forums

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.

Librivox vrijwilligers lezen hoofdstukken uit boeken in het publieke domein en plaatsen deze audiobestanden op internet. Het is ons doel om alle boeken uit het publieke domein voor te lezen.

Homepage's sidebar

LibriVox: free audiobooks

LibiVox: free audiobooks

LibriVox: gratis luisterboeken

LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.

Vrijwilligers van LibriVox nemen hoofdstukken op van boeken die vrij van auteursrechten zijn en zetten de geluidsbestanden op internet. Het is ons doel om alle boeken uit het publieke domein als gratis luisterboek beschikbaar te stellen.

More information

Meer informatie





LibriVox Links

LibriVox Links

LibriVox links

Our catalogue

Onze catalogus

How to listen


How to volunteer


LibriVox forums

LibriVox Forums

LibriVox wiki

LibriVox wiki

LibriVox Feeds

LibriVox Feeds

LibriVox feeds

LibriVox Books Podcast

LibriVox Boekenpodcast

LibriVox community Podcast

LibriVox communitypodcast

New Releases Podcast

New Releases Feed

Latest News Feed


External Links

External Links

Externe links

Other projects

Andere projecten


Hosting generously provided by Project Gutenberg LibriVox is proudly powered by WordPress Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS)

Public Domain

Copyright, Public Domain & LibriVox

Copyright, Public Domain and LibriVox

Auteursrechten, Publiek Domein en 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. Copyrights are granted for a limited time, and eventually they expire, and the text enters the “public domain.” Meaning anyone can use that text however they wish.

Auteursrechten waarborgen de exclusieve rechten op een tekst voor een individu of gemeenschap voor een beperkte periode. Dit houdt in dat niemand de tekst mag reproduceren of afgeleiden maken (zoals het inlezen van luisterboeken) terwijl de auteursrechten nog van kracht zijn. Auteursrechten worden toegekend voor een beperkte periode en vervallen uiteindelijk. Op dat moment treedt de tekst het "publieke domein" binnen en kan iedereen de tekst gebruiken op welke manier dan ook.

LibriVox records only texts that are in the public domain (in the USA – see below for why), and all our recordings are public domain (definitely in the USA, and maybe in your country as well, see below). This means anyone can use all our recordings however they wish (even to sell them).

LibriVox neemt alleen teksten op die behoren tot het publieke domein (in de VS - zie lager waarom), en al onze opnamen behoren tot het publieke domein (sowieso in de VS en wellicht ook in uw land zie lager). Dit betekent dat iedereen onze opnamen kan gebruiken op welke manier dan ook (zelfs om ze te verkopen).

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.

Ook samenvattingen, CD hoesjes en elk ander materiaal dat in onze catalogus belandt bij de opnames, behoren tot het publieke domein.

More information

More information

Verdere informatie



Copyright and Public Domain in the USA

Auteursrechten en Publiek Domein in de VS

What can other people do with LibriVox Recordings

Wat kunnen anderen doen met LibriVoxopnamen

Why We Use the Laws of the USA

Waarom we de Amerikaanse wetgeving hanteren

Other Resources


The practical implications of our copyright policies are:

if you record for LibriVox, all your recordings will be donated to the public domain

you may do whatever you like with our recordings - you don’t need permission

in general, we can only record texts published before 1923

we cannot record texts that are still under copyright in the USA, but public domain in another country

all our recordings are public domain in the USA, but not necessarily in other countries

if you are outside the USA, we recommend that you check the copyright status of the work in your country before downloading our recording of it

Copyright and Public Domain (in the USA)

Under US law (under which LibriVox operates), public domain includes all works published before 1923. A work published after 1923 is probably not in the public domain and we probably cannot record it. If a work is published before 1923, then we can record it.

Note also, that a translation is considered a new work, and its copyright status is determined by the year of publication of the translation, not the original work.

Theoretically new works should come into the public domain every year (this is what happens in other countries), however in the United States, a number of copyright laws have been passed extending the copyright term. See the wikipedia article for more info.

For a detailed flowchart of determining public domain, see: copyright flowchart (from law firm, Bromberg & Sunstein).

And for more information, resources, and links see the LibriVox wiki.

What Can Other People Do with LibriVox Recordings

LibriVox recordings are in the public domain, which means people can do anything they like with them. Mostly this just means people can listen to them for free. But it also means they can: sell them (for instance on ebay), broadcast them, put them in commercials, play them at political rallies, chop them up, remix them, make music recordings of them. The recordings are free, and there is no need to credit LibriVox, although of course we much prefer if you do credit us (with a link to our site).

Here are some other examples of what people might do (and would have the right to do) with our recordings (and, if your record for us, your recordings):

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

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

sample Fables for the Frivolous in a violent rap song;

use the summary of Frankenstein to promote a major motion picture.

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!

Why We Use the Laws of the USA

LibriVox is an international project, with volunteer readers and listeners from all over the world, and we record and make available texts in many languages. Copyright laws differ from country to country, and a work that is in the public domain in one country is not necessarily public domain in another. Our dependence on US law is a matter of practicalities and the legal suggestions we have received from various people. The main reasons that we must use US laws include:

the domain name LibriVox.org is registered in the USA

our website is hosted in the USA

all our audio files are hosted in the USA

the vast majority of our source texts come from Project Gutenberg, which does the (arduous) legal work to assure public domain status in the USA

it is impossible for us to verify the copyright status of every work in every country, or even many countries

We do our utmost to ensure that all our recordings are public domain in the USA, and we offer them up to the world for free, but if you are in another country, it’s a good idea to check the status of a particular work before downloading, otherwise you *might* be violating copyright laws.

Other Resources

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

LibriVox Copright and Public Domain Wiki Page

Public domain - wikipedia

Copyright - wikipedia

Copyleft - wikipedia

Union for the public domain

No need to translate

Creative commons

No need to translate

Free software foundation

No need to translate

Digital copyright canada

No need to translate

Project Gutenberg

No need to translate


LibriVox Podcasts

LibriVox podcasts

LibriVox Podcasts

A podcast is a way to automatically download audiofiles to your computer from a specific show, or “feed.” You can listen on your computer, on a portable media device such as an ipod, or you can burn the files to a CD and listen on a regular stereo. In order to get podcasts onto your computer, you’ll need some podcatching software, such as iTunes or Juice. Alternately, you can listen to podcasts “streaming” in your browser. For more detailed instructions, see our Guide for Listeners (wiki) (in English).

Met een podcast kun je automatisch geluidsbestanden downloaden van een specifieke 'show', of “feed”. Je kunt ernaar luisteren op je computer, op een draagbaar mediasysteem als een iPod, of je kunt de bestanden op een cd branden en er via een gewone stereo naar luisteren. Om de podcasts in je computer te krijgen, heb je podcatching software nodig zoals iTunes of Juice. Je kunt ook naar podcasts luisteren als 'streaming audio' in je browser. Kijk voor meer gedetailleerde hulp in onze Gids voor Luisteraars (wiki).

LibriVox is currently podcasting five different shows:

LibriVox heeft momenteel vijf verschillende podcasts:

LibriVox Books Podcast

LibriVox Boekenpodcast

LibriVox Community Podcast

LibriVox Poetry Podcast

LibriVox Short Story Podcast

LibriVox New Releases Podcast

Librivox Nieuwe-uitgavenpodcast

LibriVox Books Podcast

We select a book from our collection and podcast a chapter at a time, three times a week, from start to finish.

We selecteren een boek uit onze collectie en podcasten dat per hoofdstuk, drie keer per week, van begin tot eind. Je krijgt ook eens per week een bonustrack, gekozen uit ons wekelijkse poëzieproject.

To subscribe to this podcast, copy and paste this URL into your podcatcher:

Kopieer en plak deze URL in je podcatcher om je te abonneren op deze podcast:

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Or click on the URL below to add the podcast to iTunes automatically (say “yes” if your computer asks):

Of klik op de onderstaande URL om de podcast automatisch toe te voegen aan iTunes (klik op "ja" als je computer daarnaar vraagt):


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LibriVox Community Podcast

A weekly podcast for and by the LibriVox community. Rotating hosts design shows on all sorts of topics, from the latest new projects to technical advice, interviews with readers, listeners, admins, and others. If you’d like to host a show, let us know.

Een wekelijkse podcast voor en door de LibriVoxcommunity. Wisselende presentatoren maken programma's over allerhande onderwerpen. Van de laatste nieuwe projecten tot technisch advies, interviews met lezers, luisteraars, admins en anderen. Laat het ons weten als jij een programma wilt maken.

To subscribe to this podcast, copy and paste this URL into your podcatcher:

Kopieer en plak deze URL in je podcatcher om je te abonneren op deze podcast:

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Or click on the URL below to add the podcast to iTunes automatically (say “yes” if your computer asks):

Of klik op de onderstaande URL om de podcast automatisch toe te voegen aan iTunes (klik op "ja" als je computer daarnaar vraagt):


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LibriVox Poetry Podcast

Every Saturday a new selection of poems randomly selected from LibriVox’s vast catalog of poems short and long, as well as samples from full books of poetry. You will also find here sample(s) from last week’s Poem of the Week.

To subscribe to this podcast, click the appropriate feed:

Poetry via FeedBurner

Poetry via iTunes

LibriVox Short Story Podcast

A growing collection of short stories for easy selection. Viewing this podcast in iTunes will allow you to click on the Name heading so that the entire list of stories will become alphabetized by author’s name. Possibilities abound! A great way to select from stories you’d never thought of before.

To subscribe to this podcast, click the appropriate feed:

Short Stories via FeedBurner

Short Stories via iTunes

LibriVox New Releases Podcast

As we continue to test the waters, the New Releases Podcast is currently appearing only intermittently. Alternately, if you are interested in seeing our very newest releases, they are always available on the New Releases page; an RSS feed is also available from that page. To sample a recording, simply click the ‘archive.org’ link on its catalogue page — there you will find a streaming media player and can listen immediately to any chapter / section.

The LibriVox New Releases Podcast is a way for both the general public and LibriVox community members to review and sample the newest LibriVox audiobooks without having to download a series of large, individual audio files. The outward reaching New Releases Podcast appears regularly in the middle and at the end of every month! A listing of the newest releases over the past two weeks, together with a dozen poignant sound samplings from LibriVox volunteer readers, is now available in your earbuds.

Met deze podcast kan het publiek in het algemeen en leden van de Librivoxgemeenschap stukjes van de nieuwste LibriVox audioboeken horen zonder dat ze lange series grote, aparte audiobestanden hoeven te downloaden. Deze externgerichte podcast verschijnt regelmatig, halverwege en aan het einde van iedere maand! Een lijst met de nieuwste audioboeken van de afgelopen twee weken samen met een tiental prikkelende geluidsmonsters staat klaar om in je oren te knopen.

To subscribe to this podcast, copy and paste this URL into your podcatcher:

Kopieer en plak deze URL in je podcatcher om je te abonneren op deze podcast:

No need to translate

Or click on the URL below to add the podcast to iTunes automatically (say “yes” if your computer asks):

Of klik op de onderstaande URL om de podcast automatisch toe te voegen aan iTunes (klik op "ja" als je computer daarnaar vraagt):


It's easy to volunteer / Volunteer

Volunteering for LibriVox

Volunteering for LibriVox

Meedoen met LibriVox

LibriVox volunteers read and record chapters of books in the public domain (books no longer under copyright), and make them available for free on the Internet. Practically, this means we record books published before 1923. All our recordings (including yours, if you volunteer for us) are also donated into the public domain.

Vrijwilligers voor Librivox lezen hoofdstukken voor en nemen deze op van boeken zich in het publieke domeinbevinden (die vrij van auteursrechten zijn) en maakt ze vrij toegankelijk op internet. In de praktijk betekent dit dat we boeken opnemen die voor 1923 gepubliceerdzijn. Al onze opnames (die van jou inbegrepen, als je vrijwilligerswerk voor ons gaat doen) schenken we ook weer aan het publieke domein.

We record books in all languages.

We nemen boeken op in alle talen.

You do not need any prior experience to volunteer for LibriVox, nor do you need to audition or send us samples. All you need is your voice, some free software, your computer, and maybe an inexpensive microphone.

Je hebt geen eerder ervaring nodig om mee te doen met LibriVox en je hoeft ook geen auditie te doen of voorbeelden op te sturen. Alles wat je nodig hebt is je stem, wat gratis software, je computer en misschien een goedkope microfoon.

All LibriVox activity (book selection, project management, discussion, etc) happens on our Forum, and you’ll need to register there to join us. Our forum members are a friendly bunch, and questions will be answered there quickly (much more quickly than if you send us an email!).

Alle activiteiten op LibriVox (het selecteren van boeken, projectmanamagement, discussie, enz.) vinden plaats op ons Forum' en je moet je registrerenom daar mee te doen. Onze Forumleden zijn een vriendelijk stelletje en vragen beantwoorden ze vlot (veel vlotter dan wanneer je ons een e-mail stuurt!).

We do suggest you read the document below, before registering and posting on the Forum, to get an idea of how everything works.

We raden je aan om het onderstaande document door te lezen voor je je registreert en berichten plaatst op het Forum'. Dan krijg je vast een goed idee van hoe het hier werkt.

More information

About Recording

Over hetopnemen

LibriVox Project Types

LibriVox projectsoorten

Navigating the Forum

Navigeren op het Forum

Cast of Characters


How it Works

Hoe het werkt

Other Information

Overige info

About Recording

Many LibriVox volunteers have never recorded anything, certainly not audiobooks. If you are new to recording, you’ll find many helpful people on the forum who will help you get yourself set up. Here is an overview, About Recording for LibriVox.

Veel vrijwilligers voor LibriVox hebben nooit eerder iets opgenomen, laat staan luisterboeken. Als je voor het eerst gaat opnemen zul je veel hulpvaardige mensen op het Forum vinden die je willen helpen. Hier is een overzicht Over het opnemen voor LibriVox.

LibriVox Project Types

We have a number of different types of projects:

We hebben een aantal verschillende soorten projecten:

collaborative: many volunteers contribute chapters of a long text.

Samenwerkingsprojecten (collaborative projects): veel vrijwilligers nemen ieder een hoofdstuk op zich van een lange tekst.

solo: one volunteer reads an entire book.

Soloprojecten: één vrijwilliger leest een heel boek voor.

short works (prose and poetry): short works and poetry!

Korte werken (proza en poëzie): korte werken en poëzie!

dramatic works: “actors” record parts, all edited together.

Dramatisch werk: “acteurs” nemen rollen op, die allemaal bij elkaar gevoegd worden

other languages: projects in languages other than English.

Andere talen: projecten in andere talen dan het Engels

Navigating the Forum

The Forums are split into three main sections:

De Forums zijn verdeeld in drie onderdelen:

About LibriVox

Over LibriVox

info about LibriVox, including our FAQ

Informatie over LibriVox, inclusief onze FAQ

Books (Volunteer for Reading & Other Things)

Boeken (Geef je op om Voor te lezen & Andere Dingen)

This section includes:

Dit gedeelte bevat:

Book Suggestions (discuss books you’d like to record)

Boeksuggesties (bespreek boeken die je graag zou opnemen)

Readers Wanted (where projects needing readers are listed)

Voorlezers gevraagd (Readers Wanted) (over projecten waarvoor nog voorlezers nodig zijn)

Going Solo (you’ll need to do a collaborative recording first)

In je eentje (Going Solo) (maar daarvoor moet je eerst een gemeenschappelijk project doen)

Listeners & Editors Wanted (our proof-listening process)

Luisteraars en Redacteuren gevraagd (Listeners & Editors Wanted) (ons proef-luisteraarsproces)

Volunteer for Other Projects (other types of projects)

Doe mee aan andere projecten (Volunteer for Other Projects) (andersoortige projecten)

Help, Discussion, & Suggestions

Help, Discussie & Suggesties

For your questions, news and general chatter

Voor al je vragen, nieuws en algemene berichten

Cast of Characters

We’re all volunteers, and we’ve flipped traditional hierarchy upside down. The most important people in LibriVox are the readers, and everyone else works hard to help them make more audiobooks. We encourage everyone to do as much or as little as they like, and mostly if you have an idea and want to implement it, you’ll find lots of support. Here is a list of people you will run into and what they do (note: they are all volunteers):

We zijn allemaal vrijwilligers en we hebben de traditonele hierarchy ondersteboven gegooid. De belangrijkste mensen in LibriVox zijn de voorlezers en alle anderen die hard werken om hen meer luisterboeken te laten maken. We moedigen iedreen aan om zo veel of weinig te doen als waar ze zin in hebben. En over het algemeen is het zo dat als je een idee hebt dat je wil uitvoeren, je genoeg ondersteuning zult vinden. Hier vind je een lijst met rollen waar je tegenaan zult lopen en wat ze doen (let op: het zijn allemaal vrijwilligers):

readers: record chapters of public domain books

voorlezers (readers): nemen hoofdstukken op van boeken uit het publieke domein

book coordinators: manage production of a particular book

boekcoördinatoren: regelen de productie van een bepaald boek

meta coordinators: catalog completed books on the web

metacoördinatoren: catalogiseren boeken die af zijn op het web

moderators: help the forum run smoothly

moderators: zorgen dat het Forum probleemloos loopt

admins: try to make sure everyone has what they need

admins: proberen ervoor te zorgen het niemand aan iets ontbreekt

How it Works

Practically, here is how things work:

In de praktijk werkt het zo:

1. a book coordinator posts a book in the New Projects Launch Pad Section.

1. een boekcoördinator post over een boek in het gedeelte 'Readers Wanted' (voorlezers gevraagd).

2. a meta coordinator claims the project and moves the thread to the appropriate forum.

3. volunteers “claim” chapters to read.

3. vrijwilligers “claimen” hoofdstukken die ze willen voorlezen.

4. the readers record their chapters in digital format.

4. de voorlezers nemen hun hoofdstukken digitaal op.

5. the book coordinator collects all the files of all the chapters.

5. de boekcoördinator verzameld alle bestanden van alle hoofdstukken.

6. the book coordinator sends the collected files to a meta coordinator.

6. de boekcoördinator stuurt de verzamelde bestanden naar de metacoördinator.

7. we check the files for technical problems in the Listeners Wanted section.

7. we controleren de bestanden op technische problemen in het gedeelte Luisteraars gevraagd (Listeners Wanted).

8. the book coordinator sends the collected, corrected files to a meta coordinator.

8. de boekcoördinator stuurt de verzamelde en gecorrigeerde bestanden naar een metacoördinator.

9. another public domain audiobook is made available for free.

9. er is weer een gratis luisterboek uit het publieke domein beschikbaar.

Other Information

There are many, many other things you can do to help, so please feel free to jump into the Forums.

Er zijn nog heel, heel veel andere dingen waarbij je kunt helpen, dus voel je vrij om in de Forums' te springen.

See here for a more detailed FAQ (in English).

Kijk hier voor een meer gedetailleerde FAQ.

See here for a Guides for Listeners & Volunteers (the LibriVox wiki).

Zie hier voor een gids voor luisteraars en vrijwilligers' (de LibriVox wiki).

Contact us by email at: info AT librivox DOT org

Neem contact met ons op via e-mail: info[AT]librivox[PUNT]org

About Recording for LibriVox

About Recording for LibriVox

LibriVox is always looking for more volunteer readers. See How LibriVox Works, or visit our Forum. On this page:

Bare Basics of Recording for LibriVox

Basic Advice about Reading (and links to more advice)

Basic Setup for Recording (and links to step-by-step guides)

The best starting point is The Newbie Guide To Recording.

Bare Basics of Recording for LibriVox

All the reading projects are organized on the LibriVox Forum - you can read posts as a “Guest,” but if you want to participate, just register. Then you can post messages, ask questions, introduce yourself, volunteer, and so on.

Most readers use a microphone plugged into their computer, record with a free program called Audacity, edit out their mistakes and send their files through the Internet (easy instructions and easy uploaders available).

There aren’t any auditions or quizzes.

Everyone is welcome!

Basic Advice about Reading

Volunteer for texts that you enjoy. Don’t volunteer out of duty, volunteer for the pleasure of reading a particular thing aloud to the world. Your pleasure will add a special quality to the recording and will increase the chances that you’ll read more!

Read the text before you record it - it helps to know what you’re reading. If you’re a wonderfully expressive reader who conveys the text well, you’ll also convey your confusion whenever you’re lost. Some folks will read over a page, record it, pause the recorder or save (safer), read over the next page, record that one, and so on. Suit yourself.

Allow pauses between sentences and paragraphs; take your time. Let your listener visualize.

Most readers need to e-n-u-n-c-i-a-t-e … every syllable, every letter sound. A relaxed steady pace helps you to form the full sounds of the words. But if you’re one of the exceptions, who naturally hyper-enunciates, then relax into a conversational style, as if the reader is there with you.

Try for a steady volume level by speaking up, as if your listener is sitting across a table from you, and keeping a steady distance from your mic (not closer, farther, closer). Or if you naturally speak through walls, find the sweet spot in relation to your mic.

Modulate your voice — give it life! But don’t over-modulate your voice — give it truth! Here’s a tip: Read from the beginning of the story, and when you reach the end, immediately record the first page or so again. Chances are, you’ll begin a bit stiff and self-conscious, but you’ll soon lose yourself in the story and become more naturally animated. By the end, you’re nicely warmed up, and if you record the beginning again right now, it won’t sound at all stiff or self-conscious.

Test first - make sure you’re not too close or too far from the microphone. Every time you record, say a couple sentences and check how it sounds.

Put your microphone at an angle to your mouth, so your breath doesn’t hit the mic full on (making p-p-p-plosives).

Turn off your phone, and shut your door — enjoy!

You might prefer recordng in short sessions, taking breaks between, to avoid mental and vocal fatigue. (Combine the pieces into a single file during editing.)

When you make a mistake, pause a moment, and start again at the beginning of the sentence/paragraph — edit the mistake out later, after recording. Don’t just repeat a word or short phrase — that’ll be too hard to cut with during the edit.

If you want to improve your reading, edit your own work but don’t be a perfectionist, just keep on reading and editing — you’ll naturally begin to make small adjustments in your reading, and the whole process will become more and more enjoyable.

For more advice and discussions about reading, check out:

The LibriVox Forum, especially

What if I Suck? and

Making your reading sound Great.

And check the LibriVox wiki pages, particularly

How to Improve your Recording and

Help! What if I Suck?

Basic Setup for Recording

The Newbie Guide To Recording (The Newbie Guide To Recording) — if you’ve never recorded

The Newbie Guide To Recording (...

How to Record for LibriVox (How to Record for LibriVox) — if you have

How to Record for LibriVox (...

Audio software

LibriVox projects use .mp3 files (mono, 128Kpbs), and most folks use the free, open-source audio recording-editing software, Audacity. Our Audacity FAQ walks you through download, installation, and testing. If you already have software that creates .mp3 files, you’re set; you may want to read or even add to our wiki page, Software We Use.


Though many computers have built-in microphones, most volunteers find them inadequate. Try yours on short texts (poems, short stories, prime numbers, etc.) if you want to contribute right away while deciding what you think of the built-in mic quality. Most volunteers use USB microphones (headsets or desk mics) plugged into their computers for a balance of acceptable and affordable. Our wiki page on User-Recommended Equipment cuts to the chase.

Project Specifics

Each project spells out everything you need to know in its top post: names for files and for mp3 tags, the intro and outro for your recording, where to get the free, public domain text online — for each book or collection or poem, the top post is the place.

Need Help? Got Advice? (Need Help? Got Advice?) You’ll find lots of discussion on software and microphones in the back pages of this area of the Forum.

Need Help? Got Advice? (...

These LibriVox Wiki pages (and many more!) are here to help:

How to Record for LibriVox

Editing Audio

How to Send Your Recording

A note on copyright etc.

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.

More info / about LibriVox

LibriVox Objective

LibriVox Objective

De doelstelling van LibriVox

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

Alle boeken die vrij van auteursrechten zijn, gratis als audiobestand op internet.

Our Fundamental Principles

Our Fundamental Principles

Onze basisprincipes

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

Librivox is niet-commercieel, non-profit en vrij van advertenties.

Librivox donates its recordings to the public domain

LibriVox doneert alle opnamen aan het publieke domein

Librivox is powered by volunteers

Lirbrivox draait op vrijwilligers

Librivox maintains a loose and open structure

Librivox heeft een losse en open structuur

Librivox welcomes all volunteers from across the globe, in all languages

Librivox verwelkomt vrijwilligers van over de hele wereld en alle talen

More Information

More Information

Meer informatie

What We Do

Wat we doen

Resources and Partners

Bronnen en partners

In the Press

In de pers



The Beginning

Het begin



What We Do

LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net for free. All our audio is in the public domain, so you may use it for whatever purpose you wish.

Vrijwilligers van Librivox nemen hoofdstukken van boeken op die vrij van auteursrechten zijn en plaatsen de geluidsbestanden op het net - gratis. Al onze audiobestanden zijn vrij van auteursrechten, dus je mag ermee doen wat je wilt.

Volunteering for LibriVox 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. We accept all volunteers in all languages, with all kinds of accents. You don’t need to audition or send us samples. We’ll accept you no matter what you sound like.

Vrijwilligerswerk doen voor Librivoxis makkelijk en je hebt geen ervaring nodig met opnemen of geluidsbewerking, met acteren of spreken in het openbaar. Alles wat je nodig hebt is een computer, gratis opnamesoftware en je eigen stem. We accepteren alle vrijwilligers in alle talen en met wat voor accent ook. Je hoeft geen auditie te doen of voorbeelden op te sturen. Hoe je ook klinkt, je bent welkom.

We operate almost exclusively through Internet communications on our forum, where all your questions will be answered by our friendly community. We have a flat structure, designed to let people do just what they want to do.

We communiceren vrijwel uitsluitend via internet, op ons forum zal onze vriendelijke community al je vragen beantwoorden. We hebben en platte structuur, ontworpen om mensen te laten doen wat ze willen.

For more detailed information, see our FAQ.

Kijk voor meer informatie, op onze FAQ.

We’d like your help. Click to learn about volunteering for LibriVox.

Jouw hulp is welkom. Klik op meedoen met Librivox.

Resources and Partners

We get most of our texts from Project Gutenberg, and the Internet Archive and ibiblio.org host our audio files (for free!).

De meeste tekstbestanden komen van Project Gutenberg. Internet Archiveen ibiblio.orghosten (gratis!) onze geluidsbestanden.

Our annual budget is $0, and for the moment we don’t need any money. We’ll let you know if that changes. In the mean time, perhaps you might consider supporting our partners: Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive.

Ons jaarlijkse budget is €0, en op dit moment hebben we ook geen geld nodig. We laten het je weten als dat verandert. Tot die tijd kun je overwegen onze partners Project Gutenbergen Internet Archive financieel te ondersteunen.

In the Press

Some press articles about LibriVox:

Een aantal nieuwsartikelen over LibriVox:

Reason Magazine Los Angeles Times Montreal Gazette New York Times red hat magazine The World - BBC Radio wired.com IT conversations (audio) creative commons wikinews Les Echos (fr)

No need to translate


LibriVox was inspired by AKMA’s audio volunteer project that brought Lawrence Lessig’s book, Free Culture, to your ears.

LibriVox is geïnspireerd op AKMA's audio volunteer project die Lawrence Lessig's' boek Free Culture ten gehore bracht.

Other inspirations include:

Andere inspiratiebronnen waren bijvoorbeeld:

Urban Art Adventures’ and the podchef

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Wikipedia Richard Stallman & the Free Software movement Project Gutenberg Creative Commons Internet Archive

No need to translated

Brewster Kahle’s talk:

Universal Access to All Human Knowledge

No need to translated

The Beginning

LibriVox was started in August 2005, by Hugh McGuire, a Montreal-based writer and web developer. More about him can be found at hughmcguire.net. An interview with Paula B from The Writing Show describing the project in its earliest days can be found here.

Hugh McGuire, schrijver en web developer uit Montreal, startte LibriVox in augustus 2005. Je leest meer over hem op hughmcguire.net. Een interview met Paula B van The Writing Show waarin het project in zijn begindagen vind je hier.


If you want to give feedback, please read this first.

Als je wilt reageren, lees dan eerst dit'.

The best way to get in touch is on our Forum.

De beste manier om met ons in contact te komen is via ons Forum'.

Send us an email at: info[AT]librivox[DOT]org

Stuur een e-mail naar: info[AT]librivox[PUNT]org

About Listening to LibriVox / release the audio files

About Listening to LibriVox

Over luisteren naar LibriVox

LibriVox audiobooks are free (*). You may use them for whatever purpose you like. Click here for information about our public domain license. Click here to hear some samples of LibriVox recordings.

Librivox audioboeken zijn vrij (*). Je mag ze gebruiken voor wat je maar wil. Klik hier voor meer informatie over onze publieke domein vrijstelling. Klik hier om een aantal voorbeelden te horen van LibriVoxopnamen.

There are several options for listening. The first step is to get the audio files (mp3 or ogg vorbis) into your own computer. There are two main ways to do this:

Er zijn verschillende manieren om te luisteren. De eerste stap is altijd om de geluidsbestanden (mp3 of ogg vorbis) op je eigen computer te zetten. Dat kan op twee manieren:

Thrice-weekly Podcast

1. Thrice-weekly Podcast

1. Driewekelijkse Podcast

We podcast one book at a time, with three audio installments a week. To subscribe to our podcast, copy and paste this URL into your podcatcher:

We podcasten één boek per keer, met drie audioblokken per week. Om abonnee van onze podcast te worden, knip en plak je deze URL in je podcatcher:

No need to translate

If you use iTunes, the subscription will happen automatically if you click on this URL:

Als je iTunes gebruikt, schrijf je je automatisch in als je op deze URL klikt:



2. Catalog

2. Catalogus

Visit our catalog and download books you wish to listen to. You can search the catalog page, browse the catalog, or use our advanced search options.

Bekijk onze catalogus en download de boeken waarnaar je wilt luisteren. Je kunt zoeken binnen de cataloguspagina, alfabetisch bladeren in de catalogus, of onze geavanceerde zoekopties gebruiken.

Once you find a book you like, there are a few options to listen, including:

Als je een boek hebt gevonden dat je aanstaat, zijn er een paar manieren om er naar te luisteren, zoals:

Download the zip file of the entire book

Het zipbestand downloaden van het hele boek

You can download a “zip” file that contains all the individual files of an entire book. To do that:

Je kunt een zipbestand downloaden dat alle afzonderlijke bestanden van een heel boek bevat. Dat doe je zo:

“right-click/save as” the “zip file of the entire book” onto your hard drive

Klik rechts op het zipbestand van het gehele boek en kies 'opslaan als' om het op te slaan op je harde schijf.

once it is downloaded (it might take a while) double click the zip file, to open it

Als het gedownload is (dit kan even duren), klik je dubbel op het zipbestand om het te openen.

then use a media player (itunes, winamp, windows media player) to play the files

Gebruik dan een mediaspeler (iTunes, Winamp, Windows Media Player) om de bestanden af te spelen.

Subscribe in itunes

Abonneren via iTunes

You can download an entire book using the subscribe feature in iTunes. To do that:

Je kunt een heel boek downloaden door je erop te abonneren in iTunes. Dat doe je zo:

click on the “subscribe in iTunes” link from the catalog page

Klik in de cataloguspagina op de koppeling “subscribe in iTunes”.

this will launch itunes (say “yes” if your computer asks), and import the whole book into iTunes

Hierdoor start iTunes op (zeg 'ja' als je computer daarom vraagt), en importeer het hele boek in iTunes.

In iTunes, under “Podcasts,” you should see: “LibriVox: the-book-title …” Click the little black triangle to the left of the title to see all the chapters. Click the “get” button by each to download it.

In iTunes, onder “Podcasts”, zie je nu: “LibriVox: boektitel …” Klik op het kleine, zwarte driehoekje links naast de titel om alle hoofdstukken te zien. Klik op “get” bij elk hoofdstuk om het te downloaden.

For more detailed instructions, see Subscribe in iTunes

Kijk voor meer gedetailleerde instructies Abonnement via iTunes

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 when and where you like. You can burn the files to an audio cd and listen to them in the car or on your home stereo.

Nu je verschillende mp3- of ogg-bestanden op je computer hebt staan, kun je ze op verschillende manier beluisteren. Je kunt ...................................................

For more detailed instructions, see our User Guide to Listening.

Kijk voor meer gedetailleerde instructies onze Gebruikersgids Luisteren.

If you have any troubles, please contact kayray, with subject line: “LibriVox help.”

In the translation, please leave “LibriVox help” as such.

Als je problemen ondervindt, neem dan contact op met kayray, met als onderwerpregel “LibriVox help”.

  • NOTE that our files are free and public domain in the USA, but not necessarily everywhere in the world. To read more about why that is, see our Public Domain page.

LET OP dat onze bestanden in de USA vrij van auteursrechten zijn, maar dat is niet noodzakelijkerwijs in de rest van de wereled het geval. Wil je hier meer over weten, lees dan onze Publieke Domeinpagina.

LibriVox Samples (hear some 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 / read this first

Listener 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.


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!


Contact LibriVox

Contact LibriVox

The best way to contact us is by posting on our Forum

De beste manier om met ons in contact te komen is een berichtje op ons Forum te schrijven.

LibriVox can be reached at: info[AT]librivox[DOT]org

Je kunt LibriVox mailen via: info[AT]librivox[PUNT]org

Please read this, if you wish to give feedback

Lees eerst dit voor je reageert.

Other projects / Links


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literary podcasts

literary blogs


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