Digital Archiving: Washington State University Vancouver to Lead Archiving of Electronic Literature
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $42,000 to migrate the Electronic Literature Organization’s archives to an open-source repository system. Much of the archiving and documentation will take place at WSU Vancouver’s Electronic Literature Lab, under the leadership of professor Dene Grigar, director of the lab.
The university also is a partner in the project, titled “A Comprehensive Online Portal for Electronic Literature Works.” Other partners are the ELO, the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria (Canada), and Compute Canada.
The ELO’s digital archives consist of seven collections of original digital literature –– typically referred to as electronic literature or e-lit. The project addresses the need for improved access, discovery and preservation for these works so that they will be available to scholars of the present and future.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.