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Open Folklore Makes Big Strides Heading into its Second Year, Still Lacks Governance Model

It’s been a while since I’ve written about the Open Folklore project. It’s been on my radar, but I haven’t had much time to process the steady stream of announcements, additions, and accolades. Launched last year, Open Folklore is a … Continue reading

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Open Folklore Website Launched at Annual Meeting of American Folklore Society

Earlier this week, Jason Baird Jackson announced that the new website for the Open Folklore project would be launched at the first day of the American Folklore Society‘s Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.   I know I’m one of many who … Continue reading

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Open Folklore, Open Access, and the Future of Scholarly Publishing

When the American Folklore Society (AFS) and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries announced the Open Folklore project, it was hailed as a model for scholarly publishing in the humanities.  It is promoting open access publishing, branding various open access projects, … Continue reading

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5 suggestions for the Open Folklore project

The American Folklore Society (AFS) and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries have embarked on an exciting new project called Open Folklore. According to the project website, the vision is to create an online portal that will “make a greater number and variety of useful resources, both published and unpublished, available for the field of folklore studies and the communities with which folklore scholars partner.” The project partners “intend for Open Folklore to be a multi-faceted project that combines digitization and digital preservation of data, publications, educational materials, and scholarship in folklore; promotes open access to these materials; and provides an online search tool to enhance discoverability of relevant, reliable resources for folklore studies.” Continue reading

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