After spending the month of May identifying works as Flash and Shockwave works from the 12 collections from the ELO Repository that relate to journals, anthologies, and showcases for the grant, ELL Team Members Holly Slocum and Kathleen Zoller painstakingly revisited them last week to fine tune the dates and software versions. They then reviewed the information and re-categorized them, if needed, by the level of difficulty of preserving them with the WebRecorder. Here is final count of the works we will be including in the grant:

There are 445 works of Flash and Shockwave e-lit and other interactive media forms in need of preservation in the ELO Repository. They are broken down into these categories:

1. The number of works in each of the 12 collections:

2. The number of Flash & Shockwave files in each of the 12 collections:

3. The overall number of Flash works: 364

4. The overall number Shockwave works: 49

5. The number of works for which we have the local files: 335

6. The number of works that are accessed as external files: 109

7. The overall number of works classified as Levels 1, 2, and 3:

8. The number of works classified as Levels 1, 2, and 3 for each of the 12 collections:

Fortunately, these findings do not change the timeline. It remains:

Year 1

Journals––Poems That GoTIRWWord CircuitsBeehiveCauldron and NetfrAme, and Riding the Meridian––and the three anthologies––Electronic Literature Collections 1, 2, and 3; 190 total works

Year 2

June 2021-June 2022: Showcase 1–– (181 works––Level 1: 24, Level 2: 28; Level 3: 129)

Year 3

June 2022-May 31, 2023: Showcase 2–– Museum of the Essential and Beyond That (93 works); documentary video and white paper

Comments about the Works Involving Shockwave
Assistance from Rhizome involves only 49 Shockwave works, down from the original estimate of 71. This is actually better for us since these works will require much attention in order to preserve them. Below are the publications with the number of works from this category:

I want to thank WSUV’s Christine Portfors, the Associate Vice Chancellor of Research and Graduate Education, for the seed money that funded the ELL Team to undertake this very necessary preliminary work during the month of May. Thank you also goes to Holly Slocum, ELL’s Project Manager, and Kathleen Zoller for their excellent detailed work last week. Thank you to the other ELL Team members who during May helped to develop the original list from the 3000+ works in the ELO Repository: Mariah Gwin, Andrew Nevue, and Moneca Roath. And as always, I thank Nicholas Schiller, the Associate Director of ELL, for helping me oversee this very important project.