Preserving MMOs: An Archivist's Challenge

Preservation of 'new media' has gotten some attention in recent months - a lot of venerable collections are moving to figure out the best ways to preserve games and gaming media in an archival setting, while building useful collections for the future. The University of Texas at Austin was recently awarded over $250,000 to study the collection and preservation of MMOs. In addition to the obvious bits of preservation problems - software and the like - the project is also pretty broad in scope, including an oral history component, as the project head Megan Winget explained:

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