William du Cassé (who’s enrolled in the flourishing UK Institute for Latin Studies) and I began a site this week for publication of recordings of neo-Latin colloquia saved as mp3 files. Should you want to keep track of new additions to the directory, the RSS feed you can use is
That’s suitable for plugging into your copy of iTunes as the subscription information for the colloquia site. (Start iTunes, then pull down Advanced, and select Subscribe to Podcast.)
Alternatively, this feed is registered with FeedBurner.
Note too that we have registered the project with the iTunes Podcast Directory, so you can search for e.g. “colloquia” among the podcasts in the iTunes Music Store via your copy of iTunes, in order to subscribe to the feed. (Subscription to this series of podcasts is entirely free, of course.)
Our RSS feed will work for you at bloglines.com or whatever other RSS reader you like to use to keep up to date with your favorite blogs and podcasts. In fact you don’t even need an iPod to listen to the recordings. These are basic mp3 files playable any number of ways.
As our summary in the RSS file notes, you can if you like simultaneously read (aloud!) the words of the colloquia on Jeff Rydberg-Cox’s CHLT site at http://www.chlt.org/sandbox/colloquia/
Eventually we expect to produce some QuickTime “text movies” that will sync the sound and the text segments in a single file, but we’re not quite there yet. (We also plan to load all of the TEI-XML source texts into a CTS-conformant eXist database; we’re not there yet either, but we do have a plan…)
Feedback welcome! We are new at this and still learning to control the level and quality of the sound.
By the way, this is quite inexpensive: we are using a Sony ECMMS907 Digital Recording Microphone, a Behringer Eurorack UB502 mixer, and the GPL-bearing program Audacity to edit the audio files, for now.
(Apologies to those who did not need the various explanations.)