ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation for OF Covered in American Libraries MagazinePosted on Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:37pmYesterday, American Libraries: The Magazine of the American Library Association shared news of the Open Folklore project's winning of the The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services' (ALCTS) 2010 Outstanding Collaboration Citation. ALCTS is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital and print formats. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association. Find the American Libraries piece online at http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/open-folklore-project-receives-alcts-outstanding-collaboration-award
OF In Library JournalPosted on Sat, 02/19/2011 - 12:36pm
In a new article in Library Journal, Barbara Fister offers a very thoughtful discussion of the current scene in university libraries and highlights the promise of projects like Open Folklore. Read all about it http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/889330-264/what_a_provost_could_do.html.csp .
Anthropology News Commentary Considers Open Folklore ProjectPosted on Wed, 02/02/2011 - 12:35pm
Anthropologist and science studies scholar Kim Fortun has written an essay discussing the Open Folklore project for Anthropology News. Her piece is currently accessible (toll free) via the AAA website. Professor Fortun is the outgoing co-editor of Cultural Anthropology and a thoughtful advocate in anthropology for scholarly communication reform.Update: With the publication of newer issues of Anthropology News, the best place to obtain Professor Fortun's article online is now via Wiley Online Library. As of March 7, 2011, the article was being made available for free (courtesy of the AAA) at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1556-3502.2011.52206.x/abstract