First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Enriching the Archive

In October 2008 The First World War Poetry Digital Archive received further funding through the JISC's Digitisation Programme to enrich its content.

This new project set out to enhance the digital resources by making them more useful to practitioners and tying them in directly to curricula. Using various tools the project demonstrated curated paths through the collection, and solicited material created directly by practitioners. A range of tools were used including MIT's timelines, VUE, Flickr, Second Life, and the project's own Path Creation Tool. A small part of the budget was also used to fund the digitisation of the manuscripts of Siegfried Sassoon, who could not be included in the original project.

The project exemplified how users can utilise web 2.0 tools to visualise the archival data in new and innovative ways via:

The project was directed by Dr. Stuart Lee and managed by Kate Lindsay. All documentation supporting the project can be found on the documentation page.