ADELTA is the Australian Directory of Electronic Literature and Text-based Art.
The directory emerges from the Creative Nation ARC Discovery funded project: Writers and Writing in the New Media Arts led by Associate Professor Anna Gibbs and Dr Maria Angel from the Writing and Society Research Centre in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University.
This project is building and/or adapting open source software (using the Islandora repository platform) to house an interactive directory of Australian writers and writing in the New Media Arts.
The project is taking place in the context of work on the Consortium of Electronic Literature (CELL) (opens in a new window). This consortium addresses the development of collaboration for the purposes of researching, publishing and archiving electronic works, and is currently working on the interoperability of international databases of electronic literature. Founding partners of CELL are Western Sydney University (ADELTA), ELMCIP, Po.Ex, NT2, Electronic Book Review, University of Siegen (Likumed), Hermeneia, and Archiveit.org/Library of Congress.