Audio Archives

57 Productions

Person Describing Archive

Deanna Fong (2012); Chelsea Obodoechina (2020)

Is this primarily a poetry audio site?


Sponsoring Person or Institution

Arts Council England

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General Description of Archive

57 Productions is a dynamic electronic catalogue with special audio, audio-visual & interactive features, hosting the new iPoems system and the world's first poetry audio and video jukeboxes.

*Update: link is no longer in service. A new link for 57 Productions has yet to be found (April 28, 2020).

Description of archive history or URL

Contact information

Searchable options

No search bar. Full listings by artist or catalogue available in a drop-down menu.

Relation from the audio to the text

No transcription available.

Date/Time/Length/Context info about the audio items

None available.

Author bios and context within literary history

Author bios available on a separate page (through "Authors" tab)

Audio file type: streaming, download, file format, audio file compression quality (WAV, MP3, bitrate)

Streaming audio available for jukebox; mp3s of albums, playlists and individual tracks are downloadable for a small fee, payable through PayPal or WorldPay.

Multimedia integration (pictures, video, etc.)

Multimedia audio and video poetry jukeboxes; iPoem feature provides streaming audio and video readings, interviews and podcasts, as well as flash animations.

Audio playback setup (opens in Flash player, on new blank screen, etc.)

Jukebox: Multiple tracks on same page which load into the "jukebox" player; Play/pause, skip track, volume control, timer. iPoems: multiple videos embedded in page; Play/pause, FF/rewind, counter and manipulable progress bar.

Mobile access (i.e. accessible on smart phones, tablets, etc.)

Browse by artist, catalogue (recording title) or event.

Discovery features (pre-made playlists; dynamic lists: lists of recent additions, featured items, related items, etc).
Interactivity and Web 2.0 features
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