|Person Describing Archive|
Annie Murray (2012) ; Chelsea Obodoechina (2020)
|Is this primarily a poetry audio site?|
|Sponsoring Person or Institution|
Harvard University Library
|Site Last Updated|
|General Description of Archive|
The Listening Booth on the website of the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University Library presents a selection of digitized and born digital poetry readings.
UPDATE (Chelsea Obodoechina): Website has been relocated to https://library.harvard.edu/poetry/listeningbooth/index.html#
|Description of archive history or URL|
Christina Davis, Curator
Browsable. Organized by author last name on one screen.
|Relation from the audio to the text|
Minimal metadata. Title of work recited and date of reading provided. No transcript is presented.
|Date/Time/Length/Context info about the audio items|
Yes. Progress bar shows your position in a recording. Length of recording also indicated.
|Author bios and context within literary history|
No, but pleasing graphical interface includes author photo.
|Audio file type: streaming, download, file format, audio file compression quality (WAV, MP3, bitrate)|
|Multimedia integration (pictures, video, etc.)|
Photos of authors. No video.
|Audio playback setup (opens in Flash player, on new blank screen, etc.)|
Player pops up.
|Mobile access (i.e. accessible on smart phones, tablets, etc.)|
UPDATE (Chelsea Obodoechina): Mobile access is possible, but the website does not cater to mobile devices. Functionality may vary depending on the device.
Supported. All authors are listed on one page.
|Discovery features (pre-made playlists; dynamic lists: lists of recent additions, featured items, related items, etc).|
|Interactivity and Web 2.0 features|