April 20, 2018


Q. What’s a Larchiveum (L-archiv-eum)?

A. The (imaginary) combination library/archive/museum that might collect massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, which often involve interactive role-playing.

Credit for this coinage goes to Megan Winget (pictured) of the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information, recently awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to study such preservation issues.

For LJ‘s interview with Winget, including her history with gaming, the goal and scope of her project, and the relationship of such games to art, go to LibraryJournal.com.