A few changes in the life of LibriVox, and some interesting developments.
First, thanks to Kristen for doing some organizational & design work on the site. We’ll be looking at moving to a more robust content management system soon, to make the book choice/chapter reservation process more efficient. A “call for volunteers” will be going out (soonish) for any techies out there interested in helping with that process. Please comment below if you would like to help.
Second, in the “nothing new under the sun” department, here’s a site from France, operating since January 2005, doing much the same thing as LibriVox: incipit blog … great titles too!
And: we’ve been in touch with Project Gutenberg (our source for public domain e-texts) regarding LibriVox and got an enthusiastic response from CEO Dr. Gregory Newby. We’ll be trying to figure out how to make that connection work, over the next few months. We’ll be doing the same with the Internet Archive , to try to streamline our audio file hosting process.
Finally, if you wish to record for LibriVox, Boyhood (Tolstoy) and Frankenstein (Shelley), still have chaps up for grabs. Reserve your chapters here.
In the mean time, get to your microphones, or just sit back and listen …