When I started working on I ♥ E-Poetry, I was focused on poetry as a genre and therefore didn’t read many works of e-literature that fit other genres in the publications and exhibitions I covered. I have now expanded on the project’s focus to include all e-lit genres and have published a CFP (Call For Postings– a play on the traditional meaning of CFP: Call for Papers) to direct guest and regular contributors to help me expand the project’s coverage of electronic literature.
The images in I ♥ E-Poetry are in multiple locations on the Web, which makes it vulnerable to changes in servers and server outages. They also contain no metadata, which makes them problematic for search engines and inaccessible to readers who are visually impaired or can only use a text-based browser.
So here’s what needs to be done:
Go to each of your assigned entries from last week’s task.
Download the image(s) to your hard drive by right clicking on it(them) and selecting “save as.”
Edit the entry and delete the image(s).
Upload to the gallery and insert each image in the same location as you found it.
While you’re inserting each image, center it, have it not link to anything, and let it be either original size (most are 150-200 pixels high) or medium size.
In the alternative text box, type in “screen captured image from [title] by [author(s)]”– I suggest cutting and pasting the title of the entry, which is written in that format.
You are assigned to the same entries as in Week 4.
It is necessary to acknowledge the contributions made to these projects by students who generously volunteered their time. During the Fall 2012 semester, Ricky Padilla and Dane Font helped me tag a sizeable portion of the Arteroids Archive with metadata as it was ingested into the Omeka installation (graciously hosted by Jim Andrews at Vispo.com). In the Spring 2013 semester, Hannelen Leirvag created hundreds of records in the ELMCIP KB from entries in I ♥ E-Poetry, linking the two databases and solidifying the partnership between both projects. I am extremely grateful to them for helping me develop these projects.
For this Fall semester, I have enlisted three talented students from my English Department– Aleysha Arce, Cynthia Román, and Ian Rolón– to become interns with me to continue the work begun with. The mechanism is an interdisciplinary course (INTD 4995) designed to award credit to students participating in an internship. My students will work 9 hours per week during the semester to earn 3 credits in this course, which will fulfill a recommended elective in their curriculum. Working and collaborating in several digital humanities projects should provide valuable experience and help them develop 21st century skills that will be useful for their future studies and professional lives.