September 2002

Role: Member, ELO Board of Directors, 2002-present.

Chair, ELO PAD (Preservation/Archiving/Dissemination) Technology/Software Committee, 2002-2003.

The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1999 to promote and facilitate the writing, publishing, and reading of electronic literature. Since its formation, the Electronic Literature Organization has worked to assist writers and publishers in bringing their literary works to a wider, global readership and to provide them with the infrastructure necessary to reach one another. ELO’s PAD initiative arose in 2002 with the goal of creating the institutional and technical protocols needed to “preserve” works of new media literature (vulnerable to changing hardware and software platforms) by migrating them into future technological environments.

Suggested Citations:

  • Electronic Literature Organization. Home page. Retrieved [Date of access, e.g., 27 September 2006]. <>Electronic Literature Organization PAD Initiative. Home page. Electronic Literature Organization. Retrieved [Date of access, e.g., 27 September 2006]. <>

    Citation: Bruce Bimber, Kevin Almeroth, Rob Patton, Dorothy Chun, Andrew Flanagin, and Alan Liu. March 4, 2002. Center for Information Technology and Society, University of California, Santa Barbara. Retrieved [date of access]. <>

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