New AFS Collection in IUScholarWorksPosted on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:51pm
The Open Folklore team is happy to announce that a valuable collection of materials on current practice in, and the history of, folklore studies in the US is now available via Open Folklore: the American Folklore Society gray literature collection (“gray literature” refers to media not formally published or distributed, such as reports, works-in-progress, and conference materials). You can find this collection at https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/9004.
This collection includes:
- Programs of, and reports on, every AFS annual meeting — one of the major annual professional conferences of folklorists in the world — from 1889 to the present
- Videos of major AFS annual meeting presentations since 2004
- Indexes to the main AFS journal, the Journal of American Folklore, published since 1888
- The full texts of nine other folklore journals published by AFS interest-group sections
- A collection of syllabi for undergraduate and graduate folklore courses
- Several publications on the history of the US field of folklore studies
- AFS annual reports and reports from AFS member surveys
- A variety of cultural policy, professional development, and consultancy reports from the field of folklore studies
We’ll update this collection as new material becomes available.
The AFS collection is just one example of how Open Folklore can make important materials from our field openly available. We want to hear from other organizations who’d like to work with us to make their own grey literature collections available to all.
Open Folklore at AFSPosted on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 2:42pm
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)!
News from the Quiet PhasePosted on Sat, 08/15/2015 - 11:02am
Open Folklore's quiet phase will continue for a bit longer, but we cannot resist reporting that a lot of new work is underway and some great new people have joined the OF team. We look forward to explaining more about the details in the months ahead, but for now just know that some neat things are happening behind the scenes. The OF team looks forward to seeing many colleagues at the 2015 American Folklore Society annual meetings in Long Beach, California in October.