Burdekin Library receives State Library of Queensland funding
Burdekin residents will have access to new podcast and movie recording equipment at the Burdekin Library in coming months, following the announcement of Queensland’s 2019-20 Strategic Priorities Grant
Burdekin residents will have access to new podcast and movie recording equipment at the Burdekin Library in coming months, following the announcement of Queensland’s 2019-20 Strategic Priorities Grant recipients.
The funding will allow for the purchase of podcasting microphones, HD cameras, lighting and further equipment for production of high-quality podcasts and films at the Library.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the equipment purchased was a fantastic opportunity for Library workshops to be delivered effectively online while COVID-19 limitations remained in place, while also providing the community with access to the equipment for the production of their own podcasts or films in the future.
“Council would like to thank the State Library of Queensland through the Strategic Priorities Grant program for providing the Burdekin Library with the resources to facilitate the production of high-quality audio and video recordings,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“The fantastic benefit of this technology is that it can be utilised now by Library staff to deliver sessions which have been put on hold during the pandemic, and then be accessed by our community to produce their own content – from podcasts to music and short films.
“The timing of this grant coincides with strategic planning to consult with the community to ensure the Ideas@108 creative space, upstairs at the Burdekin Library, best serves local emerging technology and training requirements, including STEAM initiatives.
“Information will be released in coming months when the equipment is set up and available for community use – so for now I encourage all of our creative locals to start brainstorming the fun projects they may be able to produce at our Burdekin Library.”
Burdekin Library’s virtual services and podcasts project is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government and the State Library of Queensland.