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=LibriVox=
To request a user account, [http://forum.librivox.org/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=11177 PM RuthieG] or [http://forum.librivox.org/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=6462 PM Jc]. You will be given a username (same as your forum name) and a temporary password. <b>Please include your email address in your PM.</b></div>
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==About==
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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?
  
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LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net. We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project.
  
==LibriVox==
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*[[LibriVox]]  
{| class="infobox"
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*[[How LibriVox Works]]
! bgcolor="#dedede" | About || bgcolor=#dedede |Policies || bgcolor=#dedede |Copyright
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*[[Donate]]
|-
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*[[How to Volunteer]]
| width=33% valign="top"|
 
- [[LibriVox]] <br>
 
- [[How LibriVox Works]]<br>
 
- [[How to Volunteer]]<br>
 
- [[LibriVox in the News]]<br>
 
- [[Promotional Material]]<br/>
 
- [[Banners and Buttons]] <br/>
 
- [[Interesting Forum Threads]]
 
|width=33% valign="top"|
 
- [[Language Policy]]<br>
 
- [[Forum Policies]]<br>
 
- [[Recording & Text Policies]] <br/>
 
- [[Music Rules]]
 
|valign="top"|
 
- [[Copyright and Public Domain]]<br>
 
- [[Information about copyright rules]] <br>
 
- [[LibriVox and Ebay]]<br/>
 
|}
 
  
== Listening ==
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==Policies==
{| class="infobox"
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*[[Language Policy]]
!style="background:#dedede"| Finding Audiobooks
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*[[Forum Policies]]
!style="background:#dedede"| Listening to the files
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*[[Recording & Text Policies]]
!style="background:#dedede"| Other resources for listeners
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*[[Music & Sound Effects Rules]]
|-
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*[[Misc Q&As#Can volunteering be credited?|Community service / volunteering for credit]]
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<b>Searching</b> <br/>
 
- [[Catalog Page]]<br/>
 
- [[How To Find A Reader|How to find a reader]]<br />
 
- [[Accents Table|Readers' Accents Table]]<br/>
 
- [[Books Available in m4b format]]<br>
 
<b>Recommendations</b> <br/>
 
- [[Recommended Listening List]]<br/>
 
- [[Staff Picks]]<br/>
 
- [[Personal selections/websites of LV material]]<br/>
 
<b>Lists & Indexes</b> <br/>
 
- [[LibriVox Short Science Fiction Index]]<br/>
 
- [[Index of short works in German - Index kurzer deutscher Aufnahmen]]<br/>
 
-
 
  
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==Copyright==
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*[[Copyright and Public Domain]]
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*[[Why Public Domain and not a Creative Commons license?]]
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*[[LibriVox and Ebay|LibriVox and Ebay Resellers]]
  
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=Listen=
- [[How To Get LibriVox Audio Files]]
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==Listening to the files==
:- [[Podcast]] ... [[BitTorrent]]<br/>
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*[http://librivox.org/search Librivox Catalog]
:- [[Help for Listeners in China]]
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*[https://archive.org/details/librivoxaudio The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection (Internet Archive)]
- [[How to Listen]]
 
:- [[Choosing a Digital Audio Player]]
 
:- [[How_To_Get_LibriVox_Audio_Files#Subscribe_in_iTunes|Listening on an iPod]]
 
:- [[How To Listen With Your CD Player]]
 
::
 
  
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See also: [[How To Get LibriVox Audio Files]]
- [[Librivox_Community_Podcast|LibriVox Community Podcasts]]<br/>
 
- [[Thank You|Thank a Reader]]<br/>
 
- [[Beginner's Guide to Cutting Audio]]<br/>
 
- [[How To Split With Mp3Splt]] <br/>
 
- [[Slowing Down a Recording]]<br/>
 
|}
 
  
==Volunteering==
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==Finding Audiobooks==
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===Recommendations===
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*[[Staff Picks]]
  
- <b>[[Video Guides]]</b>: Resources for new volunteers!
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===Searching===
-<b>[[User:Philchenevert]]</b>: Phil's tutorial videos!
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*[[Catalog Page]]
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*[[How To Find A Reader|How to find a reader]]
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*[[Accents Table|Readers' Accents Table]]
  
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===Lists & Indexes===
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*[[52 Books]]
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*[[Great Books of the Western World]]
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*[[Recordings of Books on the Ambleside List]]
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*[[Recordings of Books on the Ambleside List 2]]
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*[[Penguin's Great Ideas Series]]
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*[[Boy Scout Novels]]
  
{| class="infobox" width="75%"
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==Other resources for listeners==
! colspan=2 bgcolor="#dedede" | Recording
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*[[Librivox_Community_Podcast|LibriVox Community Podcasts]]
|-
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*[[Thank You|Thank a Reader]]
|colspan=2|<b>Full Guide: [[Newbie Guide to Recording]] <br/> (en francais/in French: [[Guide pour les débutants]]) <br/> (em português/in Portuguese: [[Guia do recém-chegado ao Librivox]]) <br/> (en español/in Spanish: [[Guía Para Nuevos Lectores]]) <br/> (in het Nederlands/in Dutch: [[Beginnersgids]])<br/> (auf deutsch/in Germam [[Anleitung zum Aufnehmen|Anleitung zum Aufnehmen]]) <br/> (sa Tagalog/in Filipino: [[Gabay para sa mga Baguhan sa Rekording]])
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*[[Beginner's Guide to Cutting Audio]]
----
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*[[How To Split With Mp3Splt]]
Topics: </b>
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*[[Slowing Down a Recording]]
|- valign="top"
 
|width=50%|
 
<b>Hardware </b> <br/>
 
- [[User-Recommended Equipment]] <br/>
 
  
<b>Software</b> <br/>
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=Volunteer=
- [[Audacity 1-2-3]] <br/>
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::(In another language:  [[Comment devenir benevole|Français: Comment devenir benevole]])
- [[System Requirements for Audacity]] <br/>
 
- [[GarageBand]] (in progress) <br/>
 
- [[Software We Use]] <br/>
 
  
<b>Sign up</b>  <br/>
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[[LibriVox]] volunteers narrate, proof listen, and upload chapters of books and other textual works in the [[Copyright and Public Domain|public domain]]. These projects are then made available on the Internet for everyone to enjoy, for free.
- [[Forum Guide]]
 
  
<b>Recording</b> <br/>
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There are many, many things you can do to help, so please feel free to jump into the [https://forum.librivox.org Forum] and ask what you can do to help!
- [[1-Minute Test]] (English)
 
:- [[Test 1 minute]] (en francais/in French)<br/>
 
:- [[Teste de 1 minuto]] (em português/in Portuguese)<br/>
 
:- [[Prueba de 1 minuto]] (en español/in Spanish)<br />
 
:- [[1-Minuten-Probe]] (auf Deutsch/in German)<br />
 
- [[Improve Your Recording]]
 
:- [[Make a Portable Vocal Booth]]
 
:- [[Voice Character Performance]]
 
:- [[Storyteller's Recording Guide]]
 
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<b>Editing</b> <br/>
 
- [[Audacity FAQ]] <br/>
 
- [[Audacity Tutorials]] (<= all-purpose link to tutorials)<br/>
 
:- [[Comment éliminer le bruit de fond]] Tutorial en francais<br/>
 
:- [[Cómo eliminar el rumor de fondo]] Tutorial en español<br/>
 
- [[Editing Audio]]
 
:- [[Alternative Editing Method]] (add pics)
 
:- [[Recording and Editing With Word Processor]]
 
  
<b>Exporting</b> <br/>
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See also: [[How LibriVox Works]]
- [[How to Add or Edit ID3 Tags]] <br/>
 
  
<b>Uploading</b> <br/>
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== Where to Start ==
- [[How to Send Your Recording]]
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Most of what you need to know about [[LibriVox]] can be found on the [https://forum.librivox.org LibriVox Forum] and the [https://forum.librivox.org/viewforum.php?f=18 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 within an hour or so. So don't be shy! Many of our volunteers have never recorded anything before [[LibriVox]].
  
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[[How_LibriVox_Works#The_roles_involved_in_making_a_LibriVox_recording|The roles involved in making a LibriVox recording]]
|colspan=2|
 
----
 
|-
 
|<b>Recording Resources</b> <br/>
 
- [[Recording Troubleshooter]]<br/>
 
- '''[[Help! What if I Suck]]'''<br/>
 
- [[English Pronunciation Guides]] <br/>
 
- [[Foreign Words Pronunciation]]
 
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<b>Guides from a Sound Engineer</b><br/>
 
- [[Basic Principles of Audio Recording]]<br/>
 
- [[Basic Principles of Audio Processing]]<br/>
 
- [[Removing Mains Hum]]<br />
 
- [[Questions and Answers]]
 
  
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=== Types of Projects ===
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We have three main types of projects:
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* '''Collaborative projects''': Many volunteers contribute by reading individual chapters of a longer text.
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:: We recommend contributing to collaborative projects before venturing out to solo projects.
! colspan=2 bgcolor="#dedede" | Proof-Listening
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* '''Dramatic Readings and Plays''': contributors voice the individual characters. When complete, the editor compiles them into a single recording
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* '''Solo projects''': One experienced volunteer contributes all chapters of the project.
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- [[ProofListening Template]]<br/>
 
:- [[Modelo para Revisão de Áudio (ProofListening)]] (em Português/in Portuguese)
 
- [[Guide for Proof-listeners]]
 
:- [[Guia para Revisores de Áudio (Proof-listeners)]] (em Português/in Portuguese)
 
:- [[Guía para la revisión de audio (Proof-listeners)]] (en español/in Spanish)
 
  
|}
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==Proof Listener (PL)==
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Not all volunteers read for [[LibriVox]]. If you would prefer not to lend your voice to [[LibriVox]], you could lend us your ears. Proof listeners catch mistakes we may have missed during the initial recording and editing process.
  
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* [[Guide for Proof-listeners]]
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* [http://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?p=318667#p318667 Prooflistening FAQ]
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* [https://forum.librivox.org/viewforum.php?f=61 Proof Listeners or Editors Wanted]
  
{| class="infobox" width="75%"
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==Reader (Narrator)==
!bgcolor="#dedede" | Coordinating ||bgcolor="#dedede" | Others
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Readers record themselves reading a section of a book, edit the recording, and upload it to the LibriVox Management Tool.
|- valign="top"
 
|width=50%|
 
'''BC''' <br/>
 
- [[How To Become A Book Coordinator]]<br/>
 
- [[Tips for Book Coordinators]] <br/>
 
- [[How to Update the MW]]<br/>
 
- [[Kmerline's 'Sheparding' Tips]]<br/>
 
- [[BC Readiness Quiz]]<br/>
 
- [[Project Templates for BCs]] <br/>
 
- [[Project Coordination Pages]] <br/>
 
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'''MC''' <br/>
 
- [[Bible Book MC Guide]] <br/>
 
- [[MC Drama Cataloging Notes]]
 
  
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For an outline of the Librivox audiobook production process, please see [[How_LibriVox_Works#The_LibriVox_recording_process | The LibriVox recording process]].
'''LV content-related'''<br/>
 
- [[Homepage Translation]] <br/>
 
- [[CD Covers]]<br/>
 
- [[Librivox Community Podcast]] -- a weekly(ish) podcast by the community, for the community.<br/>
 
  
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===One Minute Test===
'''Distribution'''<br/>
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We require new readers to submit a sample recording so that we can make sure that your set up works and that you understand how to export files meeting our [[Tech Specs|technical standards]]. We do not want you to waste previous hours reading whole chapters only to discover that your recording is unusable due to a preventable technical glitch.
- [[Teachers and LibriVox]] <br/>
 
- [[How To Create Torrents]] <br/>
 
- [[How To Make M4B Files]] <br/>
 
- [[Donating LibriVox CDs]]
 
:- [[Prison Donations]]
 
:- [[Any Soldier Donations]] <br/>
 
- [[LibriVoxAPI]]
 
|}
 
  
== Resources ==
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*[[1-Minute Test]]
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::(In another language: [[1-Minuten-Probe|Deutsch]], [[Prueba de 1 minuto|Español]], [[Test 1 minute|Francais]], [[Test di 1 minuto|Italiano]], [[Teste_de_1_minuto|Portugues]])
!bgcolor="#dedede" | Resources || bgcolor="#dedede" | Advanced topics
 
|- valign="top"
 
|width=50%|
 
- [[Project Status Table]] <br/>
 
- [[Book Resources]] <br/>
 
- [[Book Suggestions List]]<br/>
 
- [[Glossary]] <br/>
 
- [[Poetry FAQ]] <br />
 
- [[Science Fiction Short Stories]]
 
  
- [[Misc Q&As]]
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===Record===
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* [[Newbie Guide to Recording]]
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::(In another language:  [[Anleitung zum Aufnehmen|Deutsch]], [[Guía Para Nuevos Lectores|Español]], [[Guide pour les débutants|Francais]], [[Beginnersgids|Nederlands]], [[Guia do recém-chegado ao Librivox|Português]], [[Gabay para sa mga Baguhan sa Rekording|Tagalog]], [[新手录音指南|中文]])'''
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* [[Instructional_Videos|Instructional Videos]]
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* [[Help! What if I Suck]]
  
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===Recording Resources: Non-Technical===
- [[Improving Computer Performance]]<br/>
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*[[LibriVox disclaimer]] in many languages
- [[Setting Recording Input Level]]<br/>
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*[[English Pronunciation Guides]]
- [[Tech Specs]]
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*[[Foreign Words Pronunciation]]  
:- [[What is ID3]]
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*[[Voice Character Performance]]
- [[Podcasting and Streaming Audio]]
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*[[Storyteller's Recording Guide]]
  
|}
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===Recording Resources: Technical===
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*[[Guides from a Sound Engineer]]
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:*[[Basic Principles of Audio Recording]]
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:*[[Basic Principles of Audio Processing]]
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:*[[Removing Mains Hum]]
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:*[[Questions and Answers]]
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*[[Recording Troubleshooter]]
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*[[Improve Your Recording]]
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*[[Make a Portable Vocal Booth]]
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*[[Improving Computer Performance]]
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*[[Setting Recording Input Level]]
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*[[What is ID3]]
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*[[Podcasting and Streaming Audio]]
  
== Misc & Off topic pages of interest to LibriVox volunteers ==
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===Dramatic Readings and Plays===
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*[[Dramatic Readings and Plays]]
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*[[Editing a Dramatic Work]]
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*[[Creating a Dramatic Reading Script]]
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*[[Proof-listening a Dramatic Work]]
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*[[Dramatic Work Resources]]
  
- [[52 Books]]<br/>
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==Book Coordinator (BC)==
- [[Great Books of the Western World Year One]]<br/>
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A book coordinator (commonly abbreviated BC in the forum) is a volunteer who manages all the other volunteers who will record chapters for a LibriVox recording.
- [[Great Books of the Western World Year Two]]<br/>
 
- [[Recordings of Books on the Ambleside List]]<br/>
 
- [[Recordings of Books on the Ambleside List 2]]<br/>
 
- [[Penguin's Great Ideas Series]]<br/>
 
- [[Donate]]<br/>
 
  
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*[[How To Become A Book Coordinator]]
  
- [[Archives]]<br/>
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==Metadata Coordinator (MC)==
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Metadata coordinators (MCs), help and advise Book Coordinators, and take over the files with the completed recordings (soloists are also Book Coordinators in this sense, as they prepare their own files for the Meta coordinators). The files are then prepared and uploaded to the LibriVox catalogue, in a lengthy and cumbersome process.
  
== Getting started with wikis ==
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More info:
* [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuration_settings Configuration settings list]
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* [[How LibriVox Works]]
* [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ MediaWiki FAQ]
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*[[Bible Book MC Guide]]
* [https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-announce MediaWiki release mailing list]
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*[[MC Drama Cataloging Notes]]
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==Graphic Artist==
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Volunteer graphic artists create the album cover art images shown in the catalog.
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* [[CD Covers]]
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* [https://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=28785 Volunteer CD Covers! Working Thread]
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<!-- ==Translator==
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*[[Homepage Translation]] -->
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== Resources and Miscellaneous==
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Resources
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*[[LibriVox in the News]]
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*[[Promotional Material]]
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*[[Banners and Buttons]]
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*[[Book Resources]]
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*[[Poetry FAQ]]
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*[[Misc Q&As]]
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*[[Glossary]]
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*[[Archives]]
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==How to Edit the Librivox Wiki==
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'''NOTE:''' Anyone may read this Wiki, but if you wish to ''edit'' the pages, please log in, as this Wiki has been locked to avoid spam. Apologies for the inconvenience.
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::If you need to edit the Wiki, please request a user account, with a private mail (PM) to one of the admins: [https://forum.librivox.org/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=43858 dlolso21], [https://forum.librivox.org/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=12190 triciag], or [https://forum.librivox.org/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=3457 knotyouraveragejo].
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::You will be given a username (same as your forum name) and a temporary password. '''Please include your email address in your PM.'''

Latest revision as of 15:45, 20 January 2022

LibriVox

About

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 volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net. We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project.

Policies

Copyright

Listen

Listening to the files

See also: How To Get LibriVox Audio Files

Finding Audiobooks

Recommendations

Searching

Lists & Indexes

Other resources for listeners

Volunteer

(In another language: Français: Comment devenir benevole)

LibriVox volunteers narrate, proof listen, and upload chapters of books and other textual works in the public domain. These projects are then made available on the Internet for everyone to enjoy, for free.

There are many, many things you can do to help, so please feel free to jump into the Forum and ask what you can do to help!

See also: How LibriVox Works

Where to Start

Most of what you need to know about LibriVox can be found on the LibriVox Forum 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 within an hour or so. So don't be shy! Many of our volunteers have never recorded anything before LibriVox.

The roles involved in making a LibriVox recording

Types of Projects

We have three main types of projects:

  • Collaborative projects: Many volunteers contribute by reading individual chapters of a longer text.
We recommend contributing to collaborative projects before venturing out to solo projects.
  • Dramatic Readings and Plays: contributors voice the individual characters. When complete, the editor compiles them into a single recording
  • Solo projects: One experienced volunteer contributes all chapters of the project.

Proof Listener (PL)

Not all volunteers read for LibriVox. If you would prefer not to lend your voice to LibriVox, you could lend us your ears. Proof listeners catch mistakes we may have missed during the initial recording and editing process.

Reader (Narrator)

Readers record themselves reading a section of a book, edit the recording, and upload it to the LibriVox Management Tool.

For an outline of the Librivox audiobook production process, please see The LibriVox recording process.

One Minute Test

We require new readers to submit a sample recording so that we can make sure that your set up works and that you understand how to export files meeting our technical standards. We do not want you to waste previous hours reading whole chapters only to discover that your recording is unusable due to a preventable technical glitch.

(In another language: Deutsch, Español, Francais, Italiano, Portugues)

Record

(In another language: Deutsch, Español, Francais, Nederlands, Português, Tagalog, 中文)

Recording Resources: Non-Technical

Recording Resources: Technical

Dramatic Readings and Plays

Book Coordinator (BC)

A book coordinator (commonly abbreviated BC in the forum) is a volunteer who manages all the other volunteers who will record chapters for a LibriVox recording.

Metadata Coordinator (MC)

Metadata coordinators (MCs), help and advise Book Coordinators, and take over the files with the completed recordings (soloists are also Book Coordinators in this sense, as they prepare their own files for the Meta coordinators). The files are then prepared and uploaded to the LibriVox catalogue, in a lengthy and cumbersome process.

More info:

Graphic Artist

Volunteer graphic artists create the album cover art images shown in the catalog.


Resources and Miscellaneous

Resources

How to Edit the Librivox Wiki

NOTE: Anyone may read this Wiki, but if you wish to edit the pages, please log in, as this Wiki has been locked to avoid spam. Apologies for the inconvenience.

If you need to edit the Wiki, please request a user account, with a private mail (PM) to one of the admins: dlolso21, triciag, or knotyouraveragejo.
You will be given a username (same as your forum name) and a temporary password. Please include your email address in your PM.