Fonds MsC-139 - Edgewise Electrolit Centre fonds

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Edgewise Electrolit Centre fonds

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  • Records in electronic form (born-digital)
  • Moving images

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  • 1994-2002 (Creation)
    Edgewise Electrolit Centre

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1.8 m of born digital records and moving images

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The Edgewise ElectroLit Centre, started by Heather Haley in 1994, was a non-profit organization with the mandate of increasing the accessibility of poetry and new media. The Edgewise ElectroLit Centre operated as a research site to explore interactive media and technology. Its members organized the Vancouver Videopoem Festival, hosted a videoconferenced poetry reading series, a web magazine, a virtual café and weekly virtual writing workshop.

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Records were in the custody of Heather Haley prior to their acquisition by Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books in 2014.

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Fonds consists of videopoems and digital records from the Edgewise Electrolit Centre.

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  • English

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This fonds has not been processed. Restrictions on access may apply; please consult staff for more information.

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Canadian Rules for Archival Description (RAD), 2008 edition.



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Created December 21, 2015. SS

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  • English

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