Open Folklore: Exploring New Ways to Build Collections
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Bobay, Julie; Marsh, Moira; Montanez, Garett
Open Folklore, launched in October 2010 by the American Folklore Society and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, is a new scholarly resource that will make a greater number and variety of useful resources, both published and unpublished, available for the field of folklore studies and the communities with which folklore scholars partner. In this session, speakers will describe the partnership, the technologies used to support the site, and the accomplishments and goals of the project. They will describe the site, the search functionality that brings together relevant folklore materials into a searchable collection via OAI records, and the larger aims of the partnership, such as advising researchers about good choices for scholarship in Folklore and educating about and advocating for open access models.
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