These instructions are for people with author level access or higher (administrator or editor). Anyone should be able to comment on posts.
Note: if you don’t have a log in, email Patricia Hswe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rob Olendorf (email@example.com) and we’ll get you one.
1) Click on Log in at the lower right sidebar just under Admin. You should be directed to your Dashboard. There is a big button Write a New Post in the orange bar. Click that.
2) You will be directed to a form. Its fairly straight forward. There are both Visual and HTML style editors. You can also add media files using the Add media button at the top of the editor.
You are encouraged to use previously used categories to help others find your post easier. If the proper one doesn’t exist you are able to make a new one. We may “tidy up” things though if the categories get out of hand.
3) Once you are done writing your post click save and publish. Make sure and hit publish! Otherwise your post won’t get posted.
4) You can manage your previous posts by clicking on the Manage tab near the top. You will get a list of all posts, but you should only be able to edit your own.
I think that’s it. As you can see it is pretty straight forward. If you have any problems PLEASE let us know and we’ll get them addressed.
Welcome to the official website/blog of the Preserving Virtual Worlds project, a collaborative project being undertaken by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland, Rochester Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This project is one of many being undertaken as part of the National Digitial Information Infrastructure for Preservation Program sponsored by the Library of Congress, an effort to identify at-risk, born-digital materials, build a network of partners working together to preserve digital content, and develop and use technical tools and services for preservation. Our project will be investigating the preservation of digital games (analog videogames such as the old favorite “Tennis for Two” are outside our scope) and interactive fiction.
We’ll be using this blog to report both on our own work and to discuss interesting related efforts on the preservation of virtual worlds. We will also be working to open up parts of our project Wiki to the gaming community so that you can voice your own thoughts on game preservation and our work, and if you want contribute to our efforts to try to identify both necessary content and potentially successful strategies for the preservation of the games and fiction on which we’ll be focusing. So feel free to drop by often, and join in our conversation!