You may well ask - what podcasts are available from Dublin City Public Libraries, and how can you access them? Well, let's answer those questions and hopefully put you on the road to many hours of gainful listening!
While we organise and host many talks in our branch libraries throughout the year, only a handful of you are in a position to attend, plus our venues can only accommodate so many. So while you may wish to attend and listen to a speaker on a topic of interest, it can often be the case that you are unable to, or that we cannot accommodate the demand for places. And isn't it often the case that you only learn of a talk after it has taken place? But don't despair! We endeavour to record a good selection of our talks, readings and workshops as they happen and make them available online soon after.
Recordings include a recent series of talks on the Irish economy that took place in the Central Library; a series of crime-related talks, also at the Central Library; author readings, including Carlo Gébler, John Boyne and Paul Murray to name but three; and the acclaimed Gilbert lecture series, including this year's lecture on the life and works of Sir John T. Gilbert given by Brendan Twomey.
How to listen/watch:
Our recordings may consist of audio alone or, in some instances, be accompanied by the speaker's presentation. So you can almost experience the full event as though you had been there in person. The options available are for you to (a) listen to the audio online, or (b) download the mp3 audio file for transfer to your listening device of choice.
In some instances you can also hit the 'play' button on a 'slidecast' (audio+presentation combined) and follow the event in its entirety.
Recordings can be accessed as follows:
(1) Via the Netvibes-based Library Web Portal, which also serves as the default page on computers in our branch libraries. Quick and easy access here to (a) literary talks, readings and workshops, (b) history and heritage talks, and (c) Culture Night readings from 2008 and 2009.
(2) Via the 'Media Zone' page on our sister site, dublinheritage.ie - here you can access those of our recordings which are of a history and heritage focus (again including our acclaimed Gilbert lecture series from recent years). Some of the talks available here also contain some of the 'slidecasts' referred to earlier.
(3) On the library blog, in the 'Podcasts' Section.
(4) By subscribing to one or both of the following RSS feeds;
So get listening, watching or downloading as best suits you!