Research Group Electronic Literature

International Workshop on Databases and Bibliographic Standards for Electronic Literature

June 19-20, 2011 at the Bergen Public Library and the University of Bergen. The first day is open to the public.

This workshop will present international projects that document, curate, and present research on electronic literature: born-digital literary forms such as hypertext fiction, kinetic poetry, interactive drama, location-based narrative, multimedia literary installations, and other types of poetic experiences made for the networked computer.

Since June of 2010 as an aspect of the HERA-funded ELMCIP Project, the University of Bergen's Electronic Literature Research Group has been developing the ELMCIP Knowledge Base (http://elmcip.net/knowledgebase), a platform positioned to develop into one of the leading research tools in this area.

The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together and present international projects working on the documentation of electronic literature. Representives of projects from the United States, Canada, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Australia, and Norway will gather to pubicly present work on their projects, and to discuss on work on practical issues of establishing international research infrastructure in the field.

Among the goals of the workshop will be the establishment of a standardized set of bibliographic fields used to describe works of electronic literature, and to work towards implementation of  data-sharing arrangements between databases working in the field.
The participants will include humanities researchers, research librarians, and digital humanities developers, so that we can together not only conceptualize but also implement standards in all the databases concerned.

The workshop will include a public presentation of all of the projects represented, on June 19th at the Bergen Public Library. These panels are open to the public, and interested researchers and librarians are particularly encouraged to attend.

Monday, June 20th   Public events  

Location: Bergen Public Library

9:30-11:30 Electronic Literature Databases and Archives 

  • Joseph Tabbi and Davin Heckman: the Electronic Literature Directory
  • Bertrand Gervais and Gabriel Tremblay-Gaudette: NT2
  • Scott Rettberg and Eric Dean Rasmussen: the ELMCIP Knowledge Base
  • Rui Torres: Portuguese E-Lit Archive

11:45-13:00 Lunsj på egenhånd
13:00-14:30 Electronic Literature and the Digital Library

En diskusjon omkring dokumentasjon, tilgjengeliggjøring og arkivering av elektronisk litteratur i offentlige bibliotek og forskningsbibliotek.

  • John Vincler: US Library E-Lit Archive projects
  • Thomas Brevik, Librarian and ELMCIP contributor
  • Representant fra Bergen offentlige bibliotek
  • Leif Magne Iversland, fungerende leder for Seksjon for Digitale Systemer og Tjenester på Universitetsbiblioteket i Bergen

14:45-16:30 Electronic Literature Databases and Archives 

  • Joergen Schaefer: Media Upheavals
  • Claire Kwong: Writing Digital Media Collection of the Brown Digital Repository
  • Anna Gibbs and Maria Angel: Australian E-Lit Directory