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LibriVox est un rêve, une expérience et une question: est-il possible de rassembler suffisamment de volontaires sur le net pour insuffler la vie à des oeuvres libres de droit??

Les bénévoles de LibriVox enregistrent des chapitres de livres tombés dans le domaine public avant de rendre les fichiers audio disponibles en ligne. LibriVox est un projet open source entièrement bénévole, dont le contenu est à libre accès et libre de droits.

La plupart de nos textes viennent de Project Gutenberg et nos fichiers sont hébergés sur Internet Archive.

Objectif

Notre objectif est de convertir tous les libres tombés dans le domaine public en livres audio disponibles gratuitement sur Internet.

Fundamental Principles

We have five core values, which help guide us in achieving our objective:

  1. Librivox is a non-commercial, non-profit and ad-free project
  2. Librivox donates its recordings to the public domain
  3. Librivox is powered by volunteers
  4. Librivox maintains a loose and open structure
  5. Librivox welcomes all volunteers from across the globe

Brief History

  • August 10, 2005 - LibriVox created, by Hugh McGuire, at the URL http://librivox.blogsome.com
  • August 11, 2005 - first book selected, and fully subscribed: Secret Agent, by Joseph Conrad. Readers include: Hugh McGuire, Neal Foley, Fling93, Branko Collin, Greg Schwartz, Lloyd Davis, Mitchell Dwyer, Michèle Pacey, Gina, Mark Bradford, Derek Elliot, Paula Berinstein
  • September 12, 2005 - LibriVox posted on Boing Boing
  • September 15, 2005 - librivox.org domain name registered
  • September 26, 2005 - LibriVox Forums began with 6 books in progress: Frankenstein, Call of the Wild, Psmith in the City, Notes from the Underground, The Secret Agent, and The Mysterious Affair at Styles.
  • October 25, 2005 - LibriVox invited by the Internet Archive to attend launch of the Open Library, where LibriVox presents An International Episode, by Henry James.
  • November 16, 2005 - The Validator (LibriVox MC file upload tool) first becomes available.
  • January 8, 2006 - The "Proof-Listening" forum is opened.
  • August 7, 2006 - The Importance of Being Earnest is LibriVox's first audio-play completed and cataloged.
  • January 4, 2007 - The new LibriVox catalog/search engine is made public.
  • April 23, 2007 - LibriVox reaches 1000 readers.
  • October 10, 2008 - The LibriVox catalog totals a full year (8760 hours) of audio.
  • December 31, 2008 - LibriVox releases its 2000th audiobook. The event is announced in this post.
  • February 17, 2008 - LibriVox releases its 1000th solo audiobook.
  • July 2009 - LibriVox releases its 2500th audiobook. The event is announced in this thread.
  • December 2009 - LibriVox begins to implement dynamic catalog pages.
  • December 26, 2009 - LibriVox releases its 3000th audiobook: The Red Planet, by William John Locke.
  • February 4, 2010 - The LibriVox catalog totals 2 years (17520 hours) of audio, after having cataloged The Brothers Karamazov.
  • February 24, 2010 - LibriVox launches its first fundraising drive. The goal is to raise $20K, to cover expenses for the next couple of years. It was announced in this blog post: http://librivox.org/2010/02/24/librivox-needs-your-help/
  • March 09, 2010 - LibriVox's first fundraising is closed, after raising $23K. The even was announced in this post: http://librivox.org/2010/03/09/funding-goal-achieved-thank-you/