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The site comprises a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 337.475 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(substantially revamped version of what was previously the Wilfred Owen archive and includes Oxford )] TJ ET BT 34.016 323.219 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(University?s virtual seminars for teaching literature online series. The archive has been given a massive )] TJ ET BT 34.016 308.963 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(overhaul, including the addition of several thousand more items, a more coherent search facility, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 294.707 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(compartmentalisation of the teaching resources, and the introduction of a sister archive; the Great War )] TJ ET BT 34.016 280.451 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Archive. This latter resource consists of over 6,500 items submitted by the general public during several live )] TJ ET BT 34.016 266.195 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(sessions around the country, and has an ongoing facility for submissions to a Flickr photoset. Overall, the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 251.939 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(archive is virtually unrecognisable from its previous incarnation, with a clearer agenda to provide a museum-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 237.683 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(type exhibit online, and to upgrade the site in a more user-friendly manner. The Digital Archive has already )] TJ ET BT 34.016 223.427 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(attracted a great deal of attention, including being shortlisted for the Times Higher Education award for )] TJ ET BT 34.016 209.171 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Outstanding ICT Initiative.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 182.915 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The poetry site of the archive contains a large selection of documents from some of the noisiest voices of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 168.659 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(war; featuring large collections of work from Vera Britten, Robert Graves, Roland Leighton, Wilfred Owen, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 154.403 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Isaac Rosenburg and Edward Thomas. Some of these artefacts have been carried over from the previous )] TJ ET BT 34.016 140.147 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(incarnation of the archive, but the majority are new or represented here in a substantially more accessible )] TJ ET BT 34.016 125.891 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(form. The audio, filmic and photographic collections still exist, although have again been expanded and are )] TJ ET BT 34.016 111.635 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(generally more clearly inventoried \(there are however some errors here ? the propaganda poster section takes )] TJ ET BT 34.016 97.379 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(users straight to the photograph archive, for example\). 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A systematic inventory throughout the site also gives clear details on each artefact with a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(large thumbnail image of the item, accompanied by details of title, author/subject, date and content.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 727.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The addition of facsimile copies of all written documents, which include letters, poetic drafts, photographs )] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and sketches from both the poets and people corresponding with them or otherwise recording them makes )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the Poetry Archive a comprehensive site with a huge amount to browse through. All of the documents can be )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(manipulated through an Adobe browser, meaning that even the most inscrutable of scribbles can be enlarged )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and examined ?close up?, and there really is a feeling of ?hands on? manipulation when dealing with each )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(document. This also makes the site incredibly atmospheric ? the user has a sense of their own agency both in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(selecting each item, and then in the ways that they can interface with the text. There is something very )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(vibrant about this ? it is unlikely that the texts could ever be handled by so many people in the real world, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and so presenting them in this format is highly desirable. For some reason a very small touch in the site?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(overall composition ? the soft greys in which its background pages are presented ? makes the sepia and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(white of the facsimiles give a very earthy feel to each document in the archive.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 558.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(As well as the inventories of poets, the Great War Archive aims to give a broader sense of the war by )] TJ ET BT 34.016 544.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(presenting a more general collection of items donated by the public. For me, this is by far the more )] TJ ET BT 34.016 530.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(interesting part of the site. While manuscripts and well-trodden copies of the Hydra are interesting, it is the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(documentation provided by the general public through the open days held to collate items that gives the site )] TJ ET BT 34.016 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(a real interest. This is because it shows both what has been remembered, as well as giving a broader picture )] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of the war. In the Great War Archive, we are almost immediately whisked away from the trenches and the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?endless poetry? of the middle classes to the account currently highlighted in the editor?s picks \(and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(therefore on the front page\) of Dr W. Roy Blore, who served as a medical officer in Gallipoli. The )] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(collection, which was submitted by two members of his family, demonstrates the capacity of Web 2.0 to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(recreate narratives that, as in this case, were previously fractured. Artefacts include Dr Blore?s medical )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(equipment as well as postcards, letters, a copy of his mention in dispatches, and army ephemera such as his )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Princess Mary tin. A more cohesive picture of life between both Front and family is much more evident )] TJ ET BT 34.016 387.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(here, as well as the editor?s notes which detail how the collection was submitted partially by each son ? i.e., )] TJ ET BT 34.016 373.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(it only exists in ?completeness? in a virtual context. Finally, contributors are able to submit their own notes )] TJ ET BT 34.016 359.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and experiences to supplement the artefacts, lending them a retrospective and often deeply personal aspect. It )] TJ ET BT 34.016 344.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(is also interesting here to see the war experience of relatives contextualised throughout the last century. The )] TJ ET BT 34.016 330.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(grandchild writing about a travel advertisement belonging to the widow of Charles Samuel Matthews )] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 523.292 330.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(notes)] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 523.292 329.139 m 548.624 329.139 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 34.016 316.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([3])] TJ ET BT 48.008 316.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( that ?My grandmother never had sufficient money to pay a visit to France but received souvenir rolls and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 302.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(invitations to go on tours of the battlefields. The souvenir roll was never returned as the accompanying )] TJ ET BT 34.016 287.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(envelope was never used ? even 2/6d was hard to come by?, and also describes subsequent visits to the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 273.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(battlefields.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(A stray comment about the friability of the single red dog-tag worn during the Somme in this entry can then )] TJ ET BT 34.016 232.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(be cross- referenced with other images in the archive that show photographic examples from later in the war )] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(when green and red ones replaced this system, for example those shown )] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 382.940 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(here)] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 382.940 217.347 m 403.592 217.347 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 406.592 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([4])] TJ ET BT 420.584 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(. The accessibility of this )] TJ ET BT 34.016 204.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(part of the site means that it is easy to browse and responds well to generic keyword searches. For less )] TJ ET BT 34.016 190.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(experienced users I would have liked to see an ?also recommended? function, however, which might show a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 175.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(selection of potentially related items ? this addition would also be useful in cross-referencing. There is , )] TJ ET BT 34.016 161.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(though, an extremely irritating feature when searching the Great War Archive that defaults the search to the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 147.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(poetry vault, and this leads to my main quibble with the entire site, one that I find extremely annoying and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 133.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(which I also believe is detrimental to the value of the Great War Archive in particular.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 106.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(I am unclear as to why the archive is still collectively called the First World War Poetry Digital Archive; )] TJ ET BT 34.016 92.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(although the Great War Archive is described as ?a separate archive?, the banner for these pages remains that )] TJ ET BT 34.016 78.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of the poetry archive and the search function \(described above\) defaults automatically to the poetry even )] TJ ET BT 34.016 64.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(when one is trying to use the other site. The practical reason for this lack of name change is relatively clear ? )] TJ ET BT 34.016 49.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the reputation \(and bookmarking details\) of the previous site remains, and the collective social clout of the )] TJ ET endstream endobj 18 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 19 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 523.2917 329.4535 548.6237 341.3335 ] >> endobj 19 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa/item/6236) >> endobj 20 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 21 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 382.9397 217.6615 403.5917 229.5415 ] >> endobj 21 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa/item/4981) >> endobj 22 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 23 0 R >> endobj 23 0 obj << /Length 7215 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(joint ?First World War? and ?poetry? tags ensures a larger amount of visitors. Yet this is a real shame ? the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(archive is described as separate but then tied to the poetry by name and by the defaulting titles and search )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(function. This means that the archival sources provided by the general public, which detail a vast )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(contingency of the war experience, are yet again cast into the shadow of the few poets to whom we still turn )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(unerringly towards every November. I am very disappointed by this decision; it is a shame that the new )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(direction of the Great War Archive to function as a public repository for First World War artefacts should be )] TJ ET BT 34.016 710.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(tarnished with the mythology of the war poets when it is clearly aiming for a more rounded view. I also feel )] TJ ET BT 34.016 696.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(that the web designers themselves underestimate the relatively short shelf life of internet sites and the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 682.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(memory of users ? the association with the University of Oxford alone )] TJ ET BT 375.296 682.421 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(is)] TJ ET BT 383.300 682.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( enough, and an alteration of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 668.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(main banner which flags both collections as separate entities, to differentiate the two separate archives here, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 653.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(would go relatively unnoticed. This would also have the result of not casting the majority of the artefacts )] TJ ET BT 34.016 639.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(available \(those donated by the public and continued in the Flickr archive\) into a somehow inferior light )] TJ ET BT 34.016 625.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(when compared to those of the poets.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(There is a final addition to this site, which is at present an excellent idea but rather poorly utilised. An )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(accompanying Flickr photostream allows those who missed any of the live gathering sessions to download )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and comment on any images they feel may add to the site. This informal archive is a very interesting facility, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and if it is managed well, it is also potentially one of the most original. At the time of writing, 777 images )] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(had been added to the group. These vary widely; from scans of old photographs, to tasteful images of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(new visitors? centre at Thiepval. As with any unregulated public forum, this is a wildly fluctuating )] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(collection. Comments are allowed under each photograph from multiple users which can either be very )] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(misleading or simply banal, lending a subjectivity to them which would not otherwise be present. Some )] TJ ET BT 34.016 485.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(images are simply irrelevant or confusing ? the first page of a flagged series of images by the ?commander in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(chief? currently shows the web designers at the Times Higher Education Awards \(including clustered around )] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(a casino table\), as well as some images of the Iron Harvest in someone?s back garden. While the second )] TJ ET BT 34.016 442.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(images are well explained and captioned, the first few are written in the confusing jargon of internet )] TJ ET BT 34.016 428.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(shorthand and seem jarringly out of place with the studied images of poppies that follow. As would be )] TJ ET BT 34.016 413.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(expected, the Flickr site is also bit of a martyr to this hotchpotch of images, as well as being a metonym for )] TJ ET BT 34.016 399.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(public belief about the war. There are a lot of poppies, and there are a lot of photographs of the ?big? tourist )] TJ ET BT 34.016 385.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(areas ? Owen?s grave and Passchendaele feature prominently. While this is not a bad thing, it does threaten )] TJ ET BT 34.016 371.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to overwhelm this section of the archive with holiday snaps and to reinforce the idea that the war only took )] TJ ET BT 34.016 356.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(place in designated areas of ?Somewhere in France?. A brilliant idea, since it keeps the archive running and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 342.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(constantly in progress, this area of the site also needs at least keywords and some measure of selectivity by )] TJ ET BT 34.016 328.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(an editor to make it more stable.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 302.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Overall, this is one of the most comprehensive \(if not the most comprehensive\) archival sites on the web. It )] TJ ET BT 34.016 287.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(is also one of the best attempts to navigate the museum/archive/website divide that I have seen. Attempts to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 273.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(broaden the archive through public contributions are an excellent idea and appear to be working, but they )] TJ ET BT 34.016 259.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(need more careful editing in order truly to succeed. Those that already exist in the Great War Archive, which )] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(I consider the more important section of the site, are fascinating.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Websites are not museums, and sites like this also have very temporal communities ? however with slightly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 204.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(better signposting, I feel that there is an openness about this site that will encourage people who surf in to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 190.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(find a specific item to browse more thoroughly. The layout is user friendly and there is enough detail )] TJ ET BT 34.016 175.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(immediately to hand quickly to pique the interest. The Great War Archive and Digital Poetry Archive have a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 161.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(genuinely exciting level of content, and the emphasis on using original documentation wherever possible, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 147.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(which readers are then able to manipulate themselves, gives the site a visceral, ?hands-on? feel that many )] TJ ET BT 34.016 133.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(other sites lack. It is a real shame that at present, the poetry is allowed to eclipse the huge amount of original )] TJ ET BT 34.016 118.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(documentation in the Great War Archive which goes a long way to presenting a more diverse, original )] TJ ET BT 34.016 104.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(perspective on the war.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 78.437 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Other reviews:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 64.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([5])] TJ ET 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 34.391 59.455 526.499 1.500 re S endstream endobj 24 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 26 0 R ] /Contents 25 0 R >> endobj 25 0 obj << /Length 820 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Source URL:)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 104.672 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/714)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 104.672 795.075 m 322.316 795.075 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 34.016 770.098 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Links:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 755.698 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([1] http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/item/3691)] TJ ET BT 34.016 741.298 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([2] http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/)] TJ ET BT 34.016 726.898 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([3] http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa/item/6236)] TJ ET BT 34.016 712.498 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([4] http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa/item/4981)] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.098 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([5] http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews)] TJ ET endstream endobj 26 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 27 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 104.6717 795.3895 322.3157 807.2695 ] >> endobj 27 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/714) >> endobj xref 0 28 0000000000 65535 f 0000000008 00000 n 0000000073 00000 n 0000000119 00000 n 0000000342 00000 n 0000000379 00000 n 0000000571 00000 n 0000000660 00000 n 0000005632 00000 n 0000005741 00000 n 0000005851 00000 n 0000005960 00000 n 0000009521 00000 n 0000009649 00000 n 0000009733 00000 n 0000009860 00000 n 0000009944 00000 n 0000010035 00000 n 0000018018 00000 n 0000018146 00000 n 0000018243 00000 n 0000018371 00000 n 0000018468 00000 n 0000018533 00000 n 0000025801 00000 n 0000025885 00000 n 0000026757 00000 n 0000026885 00000 n trailer << /Size 28 /Root 1 0 R /Info 5 0 R >> startxref 26980 %%EOF