SESSION 201 - Videogame Archives: Collecting, Preserving, and Providing Sustained Access to Complex Digital Artifacts

Aug 13, 2009
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Location: Salon H


Brenda S. Gunn, CA , FSAA (Chair)
Associate University Librarian for Archives and Special Collections
University of Virginia Library

Megan A. Winget, PhD
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Henry Lowood
Curator for History of Science & Technology Collections
Stanford University

Jerome McDonough
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Warren Spector
Director, Interactive Media
Disney Online Entertainment


Videogames offer some of the thorniest aspects of digital preservation and also raise questions related to traditional models of creation, representation, access, and stability. This interactive discussion provides a general overview of videogame preservation theory and practice. Panelists address specific archival issues of collecting, describing, preserving, and providing sustained access to these materials.


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