Electronic Literature Lab



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Saving e-lit works threatened by the demise of Adobe Flash and Shockwave


Afterflash is a project proposed to the National Endowment for the Humanities' "Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) to preserve the 447 works published in the 12 collections of online journals, anthologies, and showcases held by the Electronic Literature Organization in its repository. To accomplish this task, we plan to 1) preserve the works with Rhizome's Webrecorder that emulates the browser for which works were published, 2) make the works accessible with newly generated URLs with six points of access, and 3) document the metadata of these works in various scholarly databases so that information about them is available to scholars. The major output from this project is the creation of a collection of all recorded works that will be hosted at both the ELO Repository and at Washington State University Libraries Digital Collections and archived at Rhizome's Webrecorder.io.


Using Rhizome's tool for saving e-lit published on the web

Digital Tools

Google Spreadsheets
Multiple browsers

Project Website

dtc-wsuv.org/wp/ell/afterflash/ vimeo.com/channels/1476957/