Welcome to Coping with Bits!

“Coping with Bits” is a large-scale project led by the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) to develop a repository of born digital media. The ultimate aim is to make works discoverable and accessible to the public as well as viewable in their native software environments.

The first stage, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and entitled “Comprehensive Online Portal for Electronic Literature (COPE), aims to migrate the seven collections owned or managed by the ELO to an open source repository system that ensures their preservation and access to the public. It will lay the groundwork for preserving other works endangered by obsolescence and lack of archival support.