Case Study

The Progressive Dinner Party Restored

Summer 2019

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Keeping a Collection of Electronic Literature Intact

The Progressive Dinner Party Restored

The Progressive Dinner Party was published in Riding the Meridian in 1999, an online journal founded by Jennifer Ley that showcased 262 works produced by many well-known artists and writers from around the world. Although a number of the works were still accessible on the web, 39 of them were not because they linked externally to sites that no longer existed, were missing media, didn't function in modern browsers, or all the above. The Progressive Dinner Party Restored was a research project undertaken by Kathleen Zoller (and overseen by Grigar) to keep these works alive so that the study of women's early contributions to electronic literature are available to the public.


Preserving electronic literature by capturing the browser environment on which it is published



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Restored work
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