The Electronic Literature Lab (ELL) at Washington State University Vancouver announces the publication of their open source, multimedia book, Rebooting Electronic Literature, on June 1, 2018.

Written and produced by the ELL Team––Dene Grigar, PhD; Nicholas Schiller, MLIS; Vanessa Rhodes, B.A.; Mariah Gwin, Veronica Whitney, B.A.; and Katie Bowen––the book provides scholars with access to fragile, seminal works published on floppy disks and CD-ROMs between 1986-1996, including:

The book features 85,000 words of artist biographies, descriptions of media, and critical essays; 350 photos of artists, works, and their original packaging; and 55 videos of artist readings and interviews and Live Stream Traversals.

Critical essays include:

It also offers scholarly resources and versioning and publication information about each work. Built on the Scalar platform, the book can easily be accessed at:

For more information, contact Dene Grigar, dgrigar[at]wsu[dot]edu.