Cory shares the plea for support on BoingBoing. The sum LibriVox is seeking is modest, $20K, and their frugality doesn’t end their. This amount would be enough to secure some needed upgrades as well as to continue operation for three years. Not terribly surprising since this is an all volunteer project, the funds would go towards mostly hardware and hosting.
I think it is good value for dollar spent, especially since the audiobooks they produce are free and in the public domain. Their release rate is staggering, 75-100 a month, so even a $100 donation works out to a petty sum spread across the ever increasing catalog.