Born Digital Preservation Series
Friday, October 20, 2017, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Electronic Literature Lab, VMMC 211A
Documentation is a form of preservation involving the transference of a human experience into a memory system that enables that experience to endure over a period of time and be made accessible to others. It can be carried out with many different approaches depending on the specificity of the work and should provide as full and precise an expression of the work as possible. Documentation also implies the recognition of value of that expression to a future audience.
Join us at this full-day documentation event where we will create and edit Wikipedia entries for selected works of electronic literature. We will also use the work we produce to update and/or produce entries for the Electronic Literature Organization’s Electronic Literature Directory (ELD, http://directory.eliterature.org) and ELMCIP’s Knowledge Base (http://elmcip.net).
Please RSVP by October 17 by 5 p.m. to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can ensure that you are set up as an editor for Wikipedia in advance of the event. We can issue you a parking pass in advance upon request.
Below is a potential list of works selected for documentation and the state of its documentation in the various sites. Recommendations for works to document from participants are also encouraged. We will need to know by October 17 if you choose a work not on this list so that we can test it in advance of the event for you.
|Mary-Kim Arnold’s Lust||Partial entry||Entry only, no context||No||No|
|J Yellowlees Douglas’ I Have Said Nothing||Partial entry||Entry only, no context||Yes||No|
|Sarah Smith’s King of Space||No||Yes||Partial||No|
|Rob Kendall’s A Life Set for Two||Partial entry||Brief||Partial||No|
|Judy Malloy’s its name was Penelope||Partial entry||Yes||Yes, needs updating||No|
|David Kolb’s Socrates in the Labyrinth||No||Yes||Partial||No|
|Bill Bly’s We Descend||No||Yes||No||No|
|John McDaid’s Uncle Buddy’s Phantom Funhouse||No||Partial||No||No|
The event takes place in the Electronic Literature Lab (ELL). Participants will have access to original works and legacy computers for producing entries. To see a selection of all works and computers available in ELL’s Library, visit the catalog at http://dtc-wsuv.org/ell-catalog.
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
by Dene Grigar, Director of ELL and President of the ELO
Directions and Setting Up Work Stations & Teams
by Nicholas Schiller, Asst. Director of ELL
Work on entries
Work on entries
Presentation of research
Sponsored by Washington State University Vancouver, Washington State University’s Louis E. and Stella G. Buchanan Distinguished Professorship, the Electronic Literature Organization, and the Electronic Literature Lab