DJO is free at point of delivery. Readers have access to high-quality facsimile downloads of each weekly number, which show a fully searchable transcript of the text of each page, which has been patiently corrected by means of the OTC project, and with the help of our volunteers. Authors’ names are being supplied where known, linked to biographical profiles and bibliographies. The site will also document and where possible make freely available all good scholarship relating to the journals. Resources and ‘learning journeys’ based on National Curriculum requirements will be developed for school readers of Hard Times and Great Expectations at GCSE and A-level.
The project is led by John Drew, author of Dickens the Journalist, and co-editor with Michael Slater of the final volume of the Dent Uniform Edition of Dickens’s journalism. He authored entries on All the Year Round and Household Words in the Oxford Reader’s Companion to Dickens, in the forthcoming Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism, and is an ardent admirer of the journals.