Research Group Electronic Literature


Deep cross-referencing in the Electronic Literature Knowledge Base

The cross-references in the ELMCIP Knowledge Base are what really make it valuable. Here is an exemplary entry, with extensive references to works discussed and further documentation.

I want to share this entry as an example of "Going deep" on cross-referencing in the Knowledge Base. The entry for Rustads's Dichtung Digital 41 article on Nordic Electronic Literature is now one of the best examples of a "complete" record, not only including full text of the article and video of the conference presentation that preceded it, but a great deal of very useful cross-reference information. We brought in documentation of all of the Nordic e-lit works and the majority of the other criticism referenced in the article. The more of this type of extensive cross-referencing we can do in the KB, the more useful it becomes in establishing the relations between creative and critical practice in the field.