If you wish to explore VG/Voices from the Gaps as it existed as an active website, it is archived on the UDC’s Web Archive page (https://wayback.archive-it.org/org-121/*/Navigating This Site There are many ways to navigate the VG archives.
The pioneering site’s focus was largely educational, aimed at a diverse audience of students in secondary schools and institutions of higher education.
Created just as Internet use exploded, VG reached a global readership and cultivated a collaborative and intercommunal group of scholars, students, educators, and women artists.
Students, volunteers, and VG readers submitted the majority of the site’s entries, including author biographies, book reviews, academic essays, and interviews with women artists.
Additionally, the site’s creators developed a robust selection of pedagogical materials to help instructors incorporate VG resources in secondary school and undergraduate classrooms.
Hosted by the English department at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, VG underwent two major redesigns during its 18 years as an active website.
The first in 2004 expanded the materials included in the collection, incorporating multimedia works, such as interview video/audio files.This project also expanded the scope of the collection to feature women artists regardless of genre of work, race, minority status, or geographical location.The second project three years later updated the site’s design and navigation.VG was decommissioned as an active website in 2014; the site’s content is now hosted by the University Digital Conservancy.The transition ensures VG will still be free and accessible over time, and enhances the collection’s visibility to search engines such as Google Scholar.Users of VG are still encouraged to use site content in their personal research or in the classroom, but the site is no longer able to accept submissions for new author pages, reviews/essays, or interviews.