January, 2008

Librivox Community Podcast #69

Posted on January 31, 2008 by | Posted in Librivox Community Podcast, News | Comments: 2 Comments

Listen to Librivox Community Podcast Show #69
Duration 20:28

Your host this week is Robert Scott.

Intro. music from the Carnival Overture, Op 92 (musopen.com)

A little love and warming

A Hop Skip and Jump through the Forums


A Love Letter (read by Ezwa, written by Ludwig Van Beethoven.)

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Jon Udell on LibriVox & the noosphere

Posted on January 23, 2008 by | Posted in News, on the web | Comments: 2 Comments

Jon Udell recently gave a talk called Hacking the Noosphere. For those interested in the intersection of technology and society, there’s lots of good stuff in there, and if you scroll down, an interesting take on LirbiVox:

Another example, one that happens to be Montreal-based, is LibriVox, the collaborative project to make audio recordings of public domain books. For quite a while the whole project ran on nothing fancier than an online bulletin board. A lot of us here, me included, would have been tempted to write a soup-to-nuts database-backed application to support that project, because that’s what we’re good at, and that’s what we like to do.

But when I saw how the project really works, I realized that would have been a mistake. Like Wikipedia, LibriVox is actually powered by a set of agreements and protocols and traditions. You can imagine encoding those in software, and the project’s founder — Hugh McGuire — might have wanted to, if he’d had access to the right kind of software talent. But he didn’t, which was almost certainly a good thing. Because the agreements and protocols and traditions weren’t known ahead of time, they had to emerge from the collective. As it turned out, a bulletin board — with its weak structure and loose coupling — was exactly the right way to nurture that emergence.

Over time, those loose structures have begun to coalesce. There’s a database behind LibriVox now, but the project still doesn’t feel like a database application, it’s more like a bulletin board that’s been enhanced with some database features. The real innovation continues to be in the agreements and protocols and traditions that attract, reward, and sustain contributors. LibriVox is a success not because of any particular bit of technical hackery, but because of Hugh McGuire’s inspired social hackery.

Which requires a couple of notes, LibriVox is not really Montreal-based … it lives independently on the web, and its only Montrealness is me, and the odd chapter & volunteer efforts from other Montrealers. Also, while I may have instigated some inspired social hackery, there sure were and are a lot of people equally inspired.

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Librivox New Releases Podcast 7 • Nov 2007

Posted on January 12, 2008 by | Posted in about LibriVox, New Releases Podcast, News, Podcast | Comments: Comments Off

LibriVox New Release Podcast for audiobooks
released in Nov. 2007 is now available from Archive.org.
Hosted by LibriVox volunteer Alan Drake.
To subscribe please use this FeedBurner link:
or Right click HERE to download New Releases Podcast 006.

The New Releases Podcast is a preview of the LibriVox.org newest free audiobooks. LibriVox is an online volunteer community dedicated to producing free public-domain audiobooks. The LibriVox New Releases Podcast is a relaxed, leisurely way to sample the newest LibriVox audiobooks without having to download a series of large, individual audio files.

• New Releases Podcast 7 for November 2007

Host: Alan Drake
Length: 53:12
Size: 38.7 MB
Royalty Free Music: GarageBand’sFirst Snow Fall Loop
Software: Created in GarageBand 4 on a 2.4 GHz Intel iMac

00:00 • Welcome and comments about LibriVox

01:25 • New Fiction and Short Works
• Short Story Collections – Various — Selected by LibriVox volunteers
• His Last Bow – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
——— Preview: 02:25
• The Lost World – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
——— Preview: 03:42
• It Happened In Egypt – Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
• Dear Enemy – Jean Webster
• Short Science Fiction Collections 001 & 002
• Bread Overhead – Fritz Leiber
——— Preview: 06:21
• The Return – H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
——— Preview: 08:15
• The First Men in the Moon – H.G. Wells
——— Preview: 11:10
• Bartleby the Scrivener – Herman Melville
• Mike: A Public School Story – P. G. Wodehouse
——— Preview: 12:42
• A Master of Mysteries – L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace
• North and South, Part 2 – Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
• Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
• Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
• The Shadows – George MacDonald
• Horror Story Collection 002 – Various Authors
——— Preview: 17:42
• The Golden Age – Kenneth Grahame
• Insomnia Collection, Vol. 1 – Various Auhors

20:49 • New Non-Fiction
• The Right Way to Do Wrong – Harry Houdini
——— Preview: 20:54
• Selected Letters of Beethoven – Ludwig van Beethoven
• Peter the Great – Jacob Abbott
——— Preview: 23:02
• Far Away and Long Ago – W.H. Hudson
• Chocolate: or, An Indian Drinke – Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma
——— Preview: 26:03

28:16 • Historical Works
• Legends of the Jews, Volume 1 – Ginzberg, Louis, 1873-1953
• History of the United States, Vol. 3 – Charles A. Beard
and Mary Ritter Beard
——— Preview: 28:39
• History of England from the Accession of James II – (Volume 2, Chapter 07) – Thomas Babington Macaulay
• Chronicles of Canada Volume 8 – The Great Fortress : A Chronicle of Louisbourg 1720-1760 –
• Who Was Who: 5000 BC – 1914 – Irwin Leslie Gordon
• Richard of Jamestown: A Story of the Virginia Colony – James Otis

34:15 • Children’s Books
• Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
——— Preview: 34:18
• Raggedy Ann Stories – Johnny Gruelle
——— Preview: 37:38
• Grandma Janice’s Poems and Stories
• Wild Life in Woods and Fields – Arabella B. Buckley
——— Preview: 39:59

00:00 • Poetry
• Short Poetry Collection 052 and 53
• The Bab Ballads – W. S. Gilbert

41:33 • Samples of New Philosophy and Religion
• The Golden Sayings of Epictetus – Epictetus
• The Apology of Socrates – Plato
• Essays in Radical Empiricism – William James
• The Theory of Social Revolutions – Brooks Adams
• Principles of Economics, Book 1: Preliminary Survey by Alfred Marshall
• Wage-Labour and Capital – Karl Marx
——— Preview: 45:06
• An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding – David Hume
• Hurlbut’s Story of the Bible Part One and Part Two – Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
——— Preview: 46:41

48:34 • Audiobooks Languages Other Than English
• Max Havelaar Or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company.
In Dutch, by Multatuli
——— Preview: 48:38
• Ein Sommer in London – Theodor Fontane (German)
• Onder Moeders Vleugels – Alcott, Louise M
• 1001 Nights translated into French by Antoine Galland
• Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre – Johanna Spyri (German)

00:00 • Closing remarks

Listen now:

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Librivox Community Podcast #68

Posted on January 4, 2008 by | Posted in Librivox Community Podcast, News | Comments: Comments Off

Listen to Librivox Community Podcast Show #68
Duration 31:25

Intro : LV Community Podcast #68 Happy New Year !!

Out with the Old in with the New

-LV Community Podcast 17 ( 1st of 2007 ) checks in



What would make your 08 GREAT ?

Puffin1 and Ticktockman – Bill of Rights

- A little bit of Madison read by Ticktockman

- TTM Comments on the Bill of Rights

-Various LV readers read the 10 Ammendments to the US

Link to Bill of Rights Project : http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11707

A bit of a plug for History in 2008

www.Historyzine.com

A unique analysis of happiness

Thomas de Quincey “Confessions of an English Opium-Eater” – Analysis of Happiness

( Read by Robert Scott )

Happy New Year LibriVox !!

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