We have a trial of Mass Observation Online until 2nd April 2010.
To access this trial go to http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk/. Off-campus users should use the version of Internet Explorer in the Web or Office folders of AppsAnywhere. If we purchased Mass Observation Online we would make off-campus access available through EZproxy as normal.
Mass Observation Online makes digitally available over 110,000 images of material from the Mass Observation (MO) Archive at the University of Sussex. In addition, it also offers integrated access to full listings of Adam Matthew Publications’ existing MO microfilm collections, and the vast holdings of the Mass Observation Archive itself, allowing the user options to search across the entire Archive or by material available digitally.
Items selected for digitisation in Mass Observation Online were chosen from across all MO material types in order to give users the widest possible access to the differing research methods employed by Mass Observation. All selections were made in close collaboration with staff at the Archive, following their expert recommendations based on accessibility, physical condition and thematic variety.
The Update to Mass Observation Online more than doubled the size of digitally-available material, adding over 130,000 greyscale images to the resource. Material for the update was selected following recommendations from scholars using the resource.
Please note that the ‘download entire document in PDF’ option is not available during four-week trials. However, you are still able to view and print images from the collections.
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