Archive of the Now
|Person Describing Archive|
Celyn Harding Jones (2010) ; Chelsea Obodoechina (2020)
|Is this primarily a poetry audio site?|
|Sponsoring Person or Institution|
School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London
|Site Last Updated|
|General Description of Archive|
Archive of the Now is a print, digital, performance-based and audio archive collecting British poetic works.
|Description of archive history or URL|
Directed by Andrea Brady, inspired by UbUWeb and PennSound, an archive was formed to represent contemporary and non-mainstream poetry which may be exculded from other archives.
Andrea Brady, Archive of the Now, School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS.
Search by a scroll-down list of authors on a left-justified sidebar, as well as an alphabetical list of authors and an advanced search (Google Search).
|Relation from the audio to the text|
No transcriptions available. Sometimes a sample text is provided (one poem by the author).
|Date/Time/Length/Context info about the audio items|
Most recordings have basic information about the audio file: date, location, and each play bar indicates length of recording.
|Author bios and context within literary history|
There are often short author bios (most likely written by the poet), but as these are contemporary poets, no context within literary history is provided.
|Audio file type: streaming, download, file format, audio file compression quality (WAV, MP3, bitrate)|
Audio files are mp3, downloadable and streaming.
|Multimedia integration (pictures, video, etc.)|
Picture of author is provided.
|Audio playback setup (opens in Flash player, on new blank screen, etc.)|
Play bar appears in a pop-up page, black screen.
|Mobile access (i.e. accessible on smart phones, tablets, etc.)|
Browsing is basic on this site, able to browse through author lists and find links to other sites containing information about the author.
|Discovery features (pre-made playlists; dynamic lists: lists of recent additions, featured items, related items, etc).|
|Interactivity and Web 2.0 features|
Little interactivity on this site.
Parts of this site seem to be under construction or haven't been updated in a year.