LibriVox Volunteering

I have finally started participating in LibriVox. I meant to start months ago, but I have been very busy (not that that has changed…) . I’m going to start by assisting with the reading of The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, a collection of philosophical works which I have enjoyed in the past, and definitely a collection which we want in Papers Aloud.

I’m really impressed with the layout of LibriVox. I hope to really get to know the members there very well and collaborate closely with LibriVox as Papers Aloud grows in its influence.

Oh yeah, the Papers Aloud forum has been setup, although SubJunk is still adding extensions and other features. Plus of course, the whole look will be redesigned once the infrastructure is set up.

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Papers Aloud – Academic Audio Articles

PapersAloud.com is my newest website which I am working on, which will involve distributing audio versions of books, chapters, papers and articles to its users. This is my big idea, which I have ruminated over for at least 3 years now, but which is slowly actually happening now. It is a big process, because it involves very very grey areas of copyright law as well as generally trying to implement the goals of the website.

Now providing Audio Articles to the public for download isn’t particularly new, and particularly since LibriVox was created, most of what PapersAloud planned on inventing has infact already been invente. Nonetheless PapersAloud will still implement new functions and capabilities which no one else has. I don’t want to say anymore, because this is honestly my big thing. I don’t want to risk anyone else beating us to our goals, because I am really excited about this project, and I really want to ride it all the way to the end.

Part of facilitating this project to happen involves inviting Klaus Burton to work on the project with me. Klaus is the designer of the new versions of SAG and SBB, and is known around the forums as SubJunk. See Klaus’ Website and Print Design company website here. He also operated the Multiple Monitor chain of websites: Dual Monitor backgrounds, Triple Monitor backgrounds and Quad Monitor Backgrounds.

So, busy times ahead. Like usual.

Shane

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