Moving into the Centenary

It’s been nearly three years since we launched the First World War Poetry Digital Archive, but this is one project that is not disappearing into No-Man’s Land. With the recent formation of the First World War Centenary Group, bodies from … Continue reading

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Publication update

Some recent publications, fit for posting on this Remembrance Sunday. Firstly, one of my own, written in collaboration with Dr Stuart  Lee entitled ‘Oxford University’s First World War Poetry Digital Archive’ in the 2010 edition War Poetry Review published by the … Continue reading

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Flickr Love

Last week I climbed out of the depths of my maternity leave to present at the fourth RunCoCo workshop  in Leeds. Here, a group of 30 people gathered to learn about, discuss, and share experiences of online community collection work … Continue reading

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Great War Archive featured by the University of Oxford 2008/9 Annual Review

The work of the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and the Great War Archive has been showcased by the University of Oxford in its 2008/9 Annual Review. The Review can be accessed online at http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/introducing_oxford/annual_review/index.html.

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Why are users useful?

JISC Programme Manager Paola Marchionni has used the First World War Poetry Digital Archive as a casestudy in her recent Ariadne article “Why Are Users So Useful?: User Engagement and the Experience of the JISC Digitisation Programme”. The full article … Continue reading

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Museums and the Web Conference 2010

The Second Life Simulation created by the First World War Poetry Digital Archive will be demonstrated as an exemplar of innovative excellence at the 2010 Museums and the Web Conference in Denver, Colorado, USA. Museums and the Web is an … Continue reading

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JISC to fund Exploration of Community Collections

Following the success of the Great War Archive (part of the First World War Poetry Digital Archive), JISC have released funds to further explore the creation of community collections. The call will be published in December 2009, with a closing … Continue reading

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New First World War OERs

Oxford’s First World War Poetry Digital Archive are on the Western Front for the second time creating a wealth of new educational content to support teaching and learning about the First World War and its literature. Learning materials will include … Continue reading

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Beyond the Museum: Visualising Archival Resources in Virtual Worlds

Part of the remit of funding we received for the First World War Poetry Digital Archive was to experiment how online archives could make use of Web 2.0 softwares and social media to bring new experiences, visualisations and understandings to … Continue reading

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Poetry in Context: The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Just published, an article I wrote for the English Subject Centre‘s Magazine WordPlay on a 3 year project I managed, the First World War Poetry Digital Archive. The article is about how technology can be used to represent poetry in … Continue reading

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