Open Folklore at AFS

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 2:42pm -- ofadmin

Much has been happening behind the scenes at Open Folklore, with several projects bearing fruit and others about to begin. Watch this space over the next several months as we report on what's been accomplished and introduce new endeavors.In the meantime, we are pleased to announce a session at the American Folklore Society annual meeting showcasing some of the new developments at Open Folklore. 

New Digital Tools and Resources for Folklore Scholarship

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10:15 am-12:15 pm  
Tuttle Prefunction Room, Hyatt Regency Miami 
Sponsored by AFS and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries


          Participants: Julie Bobay (Indiana University Bloomington Libraries), Jason Baird Jackson (Indiana University), Shannon Larson (Indiana University), Tim Lloyd (American Folklore Society), Moira Marsh (Indiana University Bloomington Libraries)

We admit it: Archive-It, the HathiTrust, IU ScholarWorks, and the MDPI may be mysteries to most folklorists—but they shouldn’t be. In this session, folklorists and librarians from the Open Folklore Project (a partnership of AFS and the Indiana University Libraries) will introduce you to several of a growing number of new digital tools and resources that you can use to enhance your folklore research, and to disseminate your work openly online to the widest possible audience. Previous digital humanities experience and technical savvy are most emphatically not required. Come for a glimpse of the future (available today)!