Project Templates for Dramatic Works

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NEW! Project Template Form

We now have a cool, down-and-dirty new tool which will make posting new projects easier. It's a form which you use to fill in your project information, and it spits out your formatted template post code!

LibriVox Project Template Generator

Select your language (some are still in progress), fill in the information, and submit. Then copy the code that comes up into a new thread, add a subject line, change the post coding to customize it however you want, and you're done!

Or... do it the old-fashioned way:

Copy below the line, paste into a new post in the Launch Pad, and fill out the relevant information (including specifics of file name and intro text to be read). Click "Preview" to check that it all looks OK before hitting "Submit."


[size=150][b]Title by Author (Birth and Death Dates of Author)[/b][/size] [Translated by Translator] (Birth and Death Dates of Translator).

[quote]Summary text (Summary by xxxx)[/quote]

[list=1] [*][b]Is there a deadline?[/b]

We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim (or by the target completion date, whatever is sooner). [color=red]Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension.[/color] Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen. [b]The target completion date for this project is [color=blue]DD Month YYYY[/color].[/b] [*][b]How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here[/b]

To find a role to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which role you’d like to read. Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.

[*][b]New to recording?[/b]

Please read our [u][url=]Newbie Guide to Recording[/url][/u]!

[*][b]Where do I find the text?[/b] Source text (please only read from this text!): Link

[*][b]Please claim roles (the numbers in the first column below)! Please note: All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. When you submit your recording, you will be placing your recording in the public domain as well.

[i]If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.[/i][/b]


This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and readers (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

BC - please provide *all of* the following:

[list] [*]Number of sections (roles) this project will have:

[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available):

[*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):

[*]Short description (please state who wrote the description. This can be a paragraph copied from Wikipedia. If you write this yourself, please be aware that your summary will be in the PD):

[*]Date of first publication:

[*]Year of author's death (note: in some countries copyright is death of author plus 50 or 70 years) [/list]


[*][b]BEFORE recording:[/b] [b][i]Please check the Recording Notes:[/b][/i]

[b][i]Set your recording software to:[/b][/i]

Channels: 1 (Mono)

Bit Rate: 128 kbps

Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

Submit one file per act.

[*][b][i]Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:

[/b][/i] [b][Role], read by [your name].[/b]

If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:

[i]At the beginning:[/i] Act [#] of [Title], by [author]. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

[i]At the end:[/i] End of Act [#]. [i]At the end of the play, add[/i] End of [title], by [author].

Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!

[*][b]AFTER recording:[/b]

[b]Save files as[/b] 128 kbps MP3 titleinoneword_[role]_[#].mp3 (all lower-case), where # is the act number.

[b]ID3 V2 tags:[/b] Not needed for individual parts.

[b]Transfer of files (completed recordings)[/b]
[color=blue][i][b]Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.[/i][/b][/color]
[list][*]Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
(If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
[*][color=blue]You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: yy - yyyyy[/color]
[*][color=red][b]When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread[/b][/color]
[*]If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our [u][url=]How To Send Your Recording wiki page[/url][/u].[/list][/list]

[b]Any questions?[/b] Please post below or PM me.