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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
– Cent...
• Building on strengths in our heritage collections
• Film & Audio excellent vehicles for poetry
• Strong spoken word trad...
How it works
– Poet reads a selection of work
– Provides overview of context & circumstance
– Provides signed manuscripts
...
• Conversations
• Publishers
• Poets
• 13,324 views on YouTube ( 708 Paula Meehan , most viewed)
• 1,255 views of IPRA LibGuide
• 100 poets/publishers in conta...
Publicity:
– Library website
– IPRA Libguide
– Launch
– Irish times
– RTE Poetry Programme
– Word of mouth
Credit where it’s due …
• John Howard, University Librarian
• UCD Special Collections: Evelyn Flanagan, Eugene Roche,
Dani...
Library exhibitions
and
strategic partnerships
Strategic Partnerships: Irish Poetry Reading Archive and Library Exhibitions
Strategic Partnerships: Irish Poetry Reading Archive and Library Exhibitions
Strategic Partnerships: Irish Poetry Reading Archive and Library Exhibitions
Strategic Partnerships: Irish Poetry Reading Archive and Library Exhibitions
Strategic Partnerships: Irish Poetry Reading Archive and Library Exhibitions
Strategic Partnerships: Irish Poetry Reading Archive and Library Exhibitions
Strategic Partnerships: Irish Poetry Reading Archive and Library Exhibitions
Strategic Partnerships: Irish Poetry Reading Archive and Library Exhibitions
Strategic Partnerships: Irish Poetry Reading Archive and Library Exhibitions
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Strategic Partnerships: Irish Poetry Reading Archive and Library Exhibitions

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Presentation given by Ursula Byrne, Head of Development and Strategic Programmes, UCD Library, at the annual CONUL Conference, June 1st, 2016, in Athlone, Ireland.

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Strategic Partnerships: Irish Poetry Reading Archive and Library Exhibitions

  1. 1. Strategic partnerships: Irish Poetry Reading Archive and Library Exhibitions
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. • 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. • Conversations • Publishers • Poets
  6. 6. • 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
  7. 7. Publicity: – Library website – IPRA Libguide – Launch – Irish times – RTE Poetry Programme – Word of mouth
  8. 8. Credit where it’s 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
  9. 9. Library exhibitions and strategic partnerships

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