ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base

Databases and Archives
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ELMCIP Seminar on Digital Poetics and the Present
ELMCIP Electronic Literature and Pedagogy Workshop
ELMCIP E-Literature and New Media Art Seminar
International Workshop on Databases and Bibliographic Standards for Electronic Literature
ELMCIP Electronic Literature Publishing Seminar
ELMCIP Seminar on Electronic Literature Communities
ELMCIP Events 2010-12: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice
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The ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base is a research resource for electronic literature. An open-access, contributory database developed in Drupal 7, it provides cross-referenced, contextualized information about authors, creative works, critical writing, events, organizations, publishers, teaching resources, and databases and archives.

Contributors' notes: 

The team that originally developed the Knoweledge Base platform included:

Scott Rettberg, Project Leader
Jill Walker Rettberg, Co-Investigator
Eric Dean Rasmussen, Editor
Patricia Tomaszek, PhD student
Elisabeth Nesheim, PhD student
Thomas Brevik, Project Librarian
Stein Magne Bjørklund, Developer

Technical Notes: 

Originally built in Drupal 6. Upgraded to Drupal 7 in the summer of 2011. Makes extensive use of the Views and References modules.

Critical writing that references this Database or Archive:

Title Author Year
A Beam of Light: Reading the Portuguese Electronic Literature Collection Álvaro Seiça 2014
Collective Memory and the Development of a Field: Building the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Scott Rettberg 2012
Developing a Network-Based Creative Community: Electronic Literature as Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) Scott Rettberg 2010
ELD & ELMCIP (Interview with Scott Rettberg & Joseph Tabbi) David Jhave Johnston, Scott Rettberg, Joseph Tabbi 2012
Electronic Literature and Online Literary Databases: The PO.EX and ELMCIP Cases Álvaro Seiça 2014
Electronic Literature in Public Libraries: Introduction Alexandr Belov 2014
ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base in Review Scott Rettberg, Eric Dean Rasmussen, Álvaro Seiça 2018
ELMCIP Knowledge Base Seminar Authors Feedback session Scott Rettberg 2018
Introducing the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Scott Rettberg 2013
Invisible Participation: Language and the Internet Daniel C. Howe, John Cayley, Jason Huff, Mimi Cabell 2012
Manuel Portela and Rui Torres on the Portuguese E-Lit Collection at ELMCIP.net Álvaro Seiça 2013
Mining the Knowledge Base: Exploring Methodologies for Analysing the Field of Electronic Literature Jill Walker Rettberg, Scott Rettberg 2013
Narrative Affect in William Gillespie's Keyhole Factory and Morpheus: Biblionaut, or, Post-Digital Fiction for the Programming Era Eric Dean Rasmussen 2016
Networks of Creativity: Electronic Literature Communities Scott Rettberg, Patricia Tomaszek 2015
O PO.EX, Arquivo Digital da Literatura Experimental Portuguesa: Uma Recensão Álvaro Seiça 2014
The (Problematic) Issue to Evaluate Literariness: Digital Literature Between Legitimation and Canonization Alexandra Saemmer 2012
The Artist, the Database, and the Project of the University John Cayley 2012
The ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base: A Review Álvaro Seiça 2014
The ELMCIP Knowledge Base and the Formation of an International Field of Literary Scholarship and Practice Scott Rettberg 2011
The Future of the Digital Humanities at the University of Bergen Jill Walker Rettberg, Jøregen Sejersted, Anders Fagerjord, Maria-Carme Torras Calvo, Elli Mylonas, Scott Rettberg 2018
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Main page of the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base, editor's view.
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