BBC Poetry Out Loud
|Person Describing Archive|
Celyn Harding Jones (2010) ; Chelsea Obodoechina (2020)
|Is this primarily a poetry audio site?|
|Sponsoring Person or Institution|
|Site Last Updated|
|General Description of Archive|
This a collection of famous poets reading a famous poem, hosted by the BBC Poetry. There is a list of 20 poets reading (Stevie Smith, Alfred Tennyson, Seamus Heaney).
|Description of archive history or URL|
Unknown history, although this site had stopped being updated in 2004.
Update: As of September 4, 2014, this site has been archived by BBC.
No direct contact, contact page with email form here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/feedback/
No search (there are only 20 recordings)
|Relation from the audio to the text|
The poem that is read is provided in text.
|Date/Time/Length/Context info about the audio items|
When available, the date of the recording and its context is noted. Length and time are shown in the Real Player play bar.
|Author bios and context within literary history|
There is a very short bio and contextualization of each author.
|Audio file type: streaming, download, file format, audio file compression quality (WAV, MP3, bitrate)|
unknown, most likely mp3
|Multimedia integration (pictures, video, etc.)|
There is a photo of the writer.
There is a pop-up window that appears when a poem is selected which displays the name and picture of the author, as well as the lyrics to the poem selected.
|Audio playback setup (opens in Flash player, on new blank screen, etc.)|
The recording opens in a Real Player playbar, with the photo of the writer, his/her bio and context with the text below.
|Mobile access (i.e. accessible on smart phones, tablets, etc.)|
Functions with browser settings. No app available.
In order to listen to the poems, Real Player must be installed.
Browsing is simple: there is a list of 20 authors and recordings.
|Discovery features (pre-made playlists; dynamic lists: lists of recent additions, featured items, related items, etc).|
|Interactivity and Web 2.0 features|