Dennis Moser is a rare book librarian and archivist at the Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He also is a musician who has performed live concerts in the Second Life virtual world for many years as avatar Aldomanutio Abruzzo. His experience with virtual reality and its transient nature informs his academic writing. Two recent papers of his that you now can download from academia.edu explore the issues and history related to documenting and archiving new media works. More of his papers on archival preservation of virtual material are available for download here.