It is the goal of the Open Folklore project to continue to expand the range and diversity of the open access folklore scholarship that is made discoverable and accessible via the Open Folklore search tool.
These collections are available for aggregated search here because they have been made available online using software tools and interoperability standards that allow for the "harvesting" of associated bibliographic data (i.e. metadata). A great many important open access publications have been made available online using software systems that do not provide interoperable and harvestable metadata. Journals of this type are enumerated on the Open Folklore Journals page, from which users can link to them directly. For those who are publishing folklore journals or building folklore studies digital archives, it is useful to note that repository and journal publishing software systems such as Open Journal Systems, DigitalCommons, Fedora, DSpace, E-Prints, and OpenStax CNX work in such a way as to allow projects like Open Folklore to harvest and aggregate metadata so as make the kind of unified search provided by the Open Folklore search tool possible. Consult the Open Archives Initiative for additional information on these questions.
We harvest the following integrated journals and repository-based folklore collections:
Folklore Studies-Related Collections in the IUScholarWorks Repository
- American Folklore Society Publications (Selected)
- Publications and Other Materials of the Indiana University Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
- Folklore and Folk Music Archivist Backfiles
- Fund for Folk Culture Publications
- New Directions in Folklore Backfiles
- Publications from Trickster Press, Including:
- Folklore Forum Backfiles (Including Special Series)
- Selected Trickster Press Books
Folklore Studies-Related Journals Published Through the IUScholarWorks Journals Program
- Anthropology of East Europe Review
- Museum Anthropology Review
- New Directions in Folklore
Folklore Studies-Related Books Published by Utah State University Press
Folklore Studies Published Through the National Folklore Support Centre (Chennai, India)
This group of twelve journals and one book series, includes two key titles published by the Centre itself—Indian Folklore Research Journal and Indian Folklife—plus titles published by programs in ethnic studies, folklore studies, and ethnomusicology from throughout India.
The journal Ethnobotany Research and Applications Materials archived or published by the Center for Folklore Studies at the Ohio State University in the KnowledgeBank at OSU.