The New York Public Library doesn’t need any introduction. But it’s new page on iTunes perhaps does. It went live yesterday (h, and it gives you access (all of it free, of course) to many great cultural productions staged by NYC’s (and even better in Harlem) foremost library.ttp://deimos.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/nypl.org)
You’ll find an extensive collection of “conversations” with some of today’s leading authors — John Updike (transcript), Umberto Eco (video), Paul Auster (video), to name a few. (You can get the full author list here.) You’ll also get to rummage around in the library’s large Jazz Oral History Project, which features interviews with an impressive number of important jazz figures. And then lastly — and for better or for worse — you can listen to what is currently the library’s most heavily downloaded podcast — Christopher Hitchen’s now well known debate with Al Sharpton.
As a last aside, it’s worth mentioning that you don’t need an iPod to access many of NYPL’s offerings. (http://www.nypl.org/audiovideo/index.cfm?go=5). You can find many of the same materials on the library’s web site. And you’ll want to explore the institution’s various news feeds.
Provided by oculture.com