In 2005, Denise Meredyth and I, wearing our Swinburne hats, co-edited a special issue of Southern Review: Communication, Politics & Culture.
Southern Review is a fully-refereed interdisciplinary journal of communication, politics and culture published by RMIT University, Melbourne.
The theme of the issue was Online Archives and Virtual Collections and it contains our editorial, nine articles and four book reviews.
One of the articles is about my experiences as an editor of Cordite, entitled “That Wicked CIA Technology: Archiving An Online Literary Journal”. Here’s the abstract:
This paper explores issues associated with the maintenance and archiving of a Melbourne-based online poetry journal, Cordite Poetry Review. I reflect upon the pitfalls of online production from the perspectives of editor, writer and researcher. The paper argues that an archiving strategy aimed at satisfying these three perspectives will only succeed if it incorporates both traditional and non-traditional media. Various options are explored in the context of present efforts to permanently archive the journal. While thus addressed primarily to editors of literary journals, the paper has wider application for organisations and creators involved in similar voluntary activities across the arts.