Friday, June 12, 2015

Papers on Documentation and Archiving of Virtual Creations by Dennis Moser

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 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.

Understanding the Impact of the “New Aesthetics” and “New Media” Works on Future Curatorial Resource Responsibilities for Research Collections [originally published in Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America, September, 2013]

‘Memories are Just Dead Men Makin’ Trouble:’ Digital Objects, Digital Memory, Digital History [Chapter excerpted from A Digital Janus: Looking Forward, Looking Back, edited by Dennis Moser and Susan Dun. Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2014.     ISBN: 978-1-84888-305-5]

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