Thursday, March 15, 2007

TRIAL: Mass Observation Online

We have a trial of the Mass Observation Online extended until 23rd May 2007. To access this trial go to Mass Observation Online and login with the trial username and password.

Mass Observation Online provides integrated access to c115,000 digital images of material from the Mass Observation Archive (MOA). In addition, it functions as a finding aid for all material held on Adam Matthew Publications microfilm, and in the Mass Observation Archive. To make best use of the resource, users should have an understanding of the different types of material and how to approach using these online. See the Help pages.

Note that Mass Observation Online does not duplicate any of our microfilm holdings of the Mass Observation Archive, but does provide indexing and searching across their contents.

After trying Mass Observation Online, please leave a comment.


Anonymous said...

Comments forwarded on behalf of Dr Andrew Davies:

This is a terrific resource. It could be used very extensively in students' project work (level 1 upwards) and in dissertations (BA, MA, PhD). There is very rich material here for anyone interested in C20 British history. The collection is extensive, but easy to navigate. The introductory essays are also very useful.

I was struck by how many of our modules might utilise this collection ~ from HIST106 (level 1 group projects) right through to BA/MA dissertations. There is very good material here on C20 British politics as well on many aspects of economic and social life. We could do a lot with it ~ and students would enjoy using it.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Andrew's comments. This is a great resource which has the will be of wide use across the Arts and SES faculties. I hope we get it on a permanent basis.
Dave King, Sociology