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  Preserving Virtual Worlds Final Report

Full APA Reference

McDonough, J., Olendorf, R., Kirschenbaum, M., Kraus, K., Reside, D., Donahue, R., Phelps, A., Egert, C., Lowood, H., & Rojo, S. (2010).  Preserving Virtual Worlds Final Report. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois.

Publication Abstract

First paragraph of Executive Summary:

The Preserving Virtual Worlds project is a collaborative research venture of the RochestervInstitute of Technology, Stanford University, the University of Maryland, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Linden Lab, conducted as part of Preserving Creative America, an initiative of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress. The primary goals of our project have been to investigate issues surrounding the preservation of video games and interactive fiction through a series of case studies of games and literature from various periods in computing history, and to develop basic standards for metadata and content representation of these digital artifacts for long-term archival storage.