Strategic Partnerships: Irish Poetry Reading Archive and Library Exhibitions

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  • Strategic partnerships:

    Irish Poetry Reading Archive and

    Library Exhibitions

  • What is it & Why build it : Curated digital poetry Archive /Hub

    Preserving and presenting voices of Irish Poets

    Central repository of readings in English and Irish

    Resource of national scope and significance

    Access via UCD Digital Library ; YouTube ; and Vimeo

  • Building on strengths in our heritage collections

    Film & Audio excellent vehicles for poetry

    Strong spoken word tradition & part of our oral heritage

    Contemporary Heritage Archive : Newly captured content

    Defined niche area

    Seeks to preserve substantial rare digital collections

    of poetry related work

  • How it works Poet reads a selection of work Provides overview of context & circumstance Provides signed manuscripts Signed book collection

    Captures rich diverse landscape of poetry: Established poets Emerging poets Emigrant poets Performance poets Avant guard poets Bilingual poets Irish diaspora poets Translations

  • Conversations

    Publishers

    Poets

  • 13,324 views on YouTube ( 708 Paula Meehan , most viewed)

    1,255 views of IPRA LibGuide

    100 poets/publishers in contact with us

    50 poets recorded plus

    20 Aosdana poets recorded

    7 Interviews with publishers of poetry

    5 series - Readings; in-conversations; publishers series; Ireland Chair of Poetry; interview series

    2 languages ..

    2 years in the making

  • Publicity:

    Library website

    IPRA Libguide

    Launch

    Irish times

    RTE Poetry Programme

    Word of mouth

    http://www.ucd.ie/library/finding_information/special/poetry_at_ucd/http://libguides.ucd.ie/iprahttp://libguides.ucd.ie/iprahttp://libguides.ucd.ie/ipra

  • Credit where its due

    John Howard, University Librarian

    UCD Special Collections: Evelyn Flanagan, Eugene Roche, Daniel Conneally

    UCD Library Research team

    UCD Academics: Dr Lucy Collins, Dr Maire Ni Annrachain

    Champions too many to mention

    UCD Library Outreach Team

  • Library exhibitions and strategic partnerships