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  • Open Folklore
    Open Folklore Open Folklore is devoted to increasing the number of useful resources published and unpublished available in open access form for folklore studies and the communities with which folklorists partner Learn More Books Books you know what they are but finding them online is a challenge We can help you navigate this shifting terrain Journals Academic journals let you into the scholarly conversations about folklore but but it can be difficult to find them online We can help Web Archives Websites are here today and gone tomorrow but we are archiving the best ones in folklore so they will always be there when you need them Gray Literature Confused about gray literature You re not alone We use the phrase to refer to works in progress syllabi white papers educational materials and other informally published work OF News News from the Quiet Phase Remembering OF Team Member Garett Montanez The Open Folklore Web Archive Collection Grows Past 100 Sites more Twitter Feed RT MathersMuseum We re happy and proud to welcome the American Folklore Society to the IUBloomington campus http t co b4Lclz5kV3 4 months 3 weeks ago RT grantpotter Just discovered brilliant openfolklore http t co dNQ81qUGTK via

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  • About Open Folklore | Open Folklore
    in progress syllabi teaching materials and other forms of gray literature educational materials such as exhibition catalogs or interpretive materials from performance events created by public folklore programs the publications of American Folklore Society interest groups and sections and many newsletters A 2009 American Folklore Society survey of communications practices in folklore studies significant numbers of respondents indicated that these categories of fugitive materials were critically important to their research and educational efforts but were difficult for them to access An increasing amount of this material is published on the Internet but the Internet is notoriously ephemeral and lacks dependable preservation making it difficult to reliably locate material after the passage of time Generic Internet search engines like Google are not precise especially in a popular field like folklore Identifying reliable scholarly content in a sea of popular and sometimes unreliable online content poses a greater challenge for those interested in folklore topics than it does in other areas of scholarship Open Folklore builds on the new developments in digital circulation of folklore materials to respond to these troubling access and preservation problems We will work with rights holders to make books and journals including those that have already been digitized fully and openly available online We will support the publication of existing and new journals in folklore with an open access publishing platform We will digitize older grey literature and educational materials produced by public folklore programs and will provide digital preservation for such resources and publications that are born digital We will select and digitally archive websites of public and academic folklore programs with their permission We will provide an online tool that will offer searching of all of the above classes of material while filtering out unreliable sources Ultimately Open Folklore will become a multi faceted resource

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  • People | Open Folklore
    University Bloomington Libraries 812 855 7743 bobay at indiana edu Timothy Lloyd Co Principal Investigator Executive Director American Folklore Society 614 292 3375 lloyd 100 at osu edu Jason Baird Jackson Outreach Lead Director of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures Associate Professor of Folklore Indiana University Bloomington 812 856 1868 jbj at indiana edu website Moira Marsh Collections Lead Librarian for Open Folklore Indiana University Bloomington Libraries 812 855 1550 molsmith at indiana edu Shayna Pekala Communications Lead Open Access Publishing Manager Indiana University Bloomington Libraries 812 855 7769 spekala at indiana edu Garett Montanez Technology Lead Lead Web Architect Indiana University Bloomington Libraries 812 856 4668 gmontane at indiana edu OF News News from the Quiet Phase Remembering OF Team Member Garett Montanez The Open Folklore Web Archive Collection Grows Past 100 Sites more Twitter Feed RT MathersMuseum We re happy and proud to welcome the American Folklore Society to the IUBloomington campus http t co b4Lclz5kV3 4 months 3 weeks ago RT grantpotter Just discovered brilliant openfolklore http t co dNQ81qUGTK via EDUCAUSEreview 5 months 1 week ago more About Us Open Folklore is supported by the American Folklore Society and the IU Libraries learn more Contact

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  • Folklore Studies | Open Folklore
    to embrace recording technology in the many formats that have been cutting edge over time as a means for documenting cultural voices for preservation analysis and education Today the field of folklore studies and its core concepts including art context and folk genre group and identity and performance text and tradition continue to make uniquely meaningful contributions to scholarship and understanding in the humanities and social sciences Contemporary folklorists communicate knowledge about community based creativity in a global economy the relations of lay and expert knowledge in complex societies cultural communication or its lack across religious and ethnic divides and in situations of conflict and the advancement of understanding and respect within the world s diverse cultural commons A humanities discipline that uses locally based qualitative research founded on fieldwork to understand culture and community through expressive life the field of folklore studies is more relevant to the academy and to public education today than at any time in its history OF News News from the Quiet Phase Remembering OF Team Member Garett Montanez The Open Folklore Web Archive Collection Grows Past 100 Sites more Twitter Feed RT MathersMuseum We re happy and proud to welcome the American Folklore Society

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  • Partners | Open Folklore
    The USU Libraries Special Collections and Archives is home to the American Folklore Society Papers and the Fife Folklore Archives one of the largest repositories of American folklore in the United States The Fife Folklore Archives boasts the renowned Fife American and Mormon collections the flourishing Folklore Student Collection a robust oral history program the G Malcolm Laws Ballad Collection and many others Also within the USU Libraries is the USU Press publishing cutting edge folklore studies for over thirty years Many of these collections including all the Press books are freely available to researchers in digital form with records for new items and collections from the USU Libraries continually added to Open Folklore Friends of Open Folklore Central to the success of Open Folklore are those publishers repositories and organizations that are actively increasing the range of openly available scholarly resources in folklore studies A large number of organizations and rights holders have generously contributed to the building of the Open Folklore portal and cultivating an open access scholarly communications system in folklore studies so many in fact that we cannot list them all here The full range of OF content contributors can be found by consulting the Harvested Content page The Journals Books Websites and Grey Literature pages also identify organizations producing open access folklore scholarship more generally Some organizations however have taken special and conscious steps to partner with the Open Folklore Project and we would like to explicitly recognize them as Friends of Open Folklore These organizations goals and values align with the project they are actively pursuing partnerships with the Open Folklore project and in making their scholarly materials accessible have made the conscious choice to use interoperable systems that facilitate their inclusion in the Open Folklore search tool Friends of Open Folklore are 01

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  • Technical Information | Open Folklore
    in search DigitalCommons repositories included in search Open Journal Systems journals included in search Archive It Internet Archive HathiTrust Digital Library OF News News from the Quiet Phase Remembering OF Team Member Garett Montanez The Open Folklore Web Archive Collection Grows Past 100 Sites more Twitter Feed RT MathersMuseum We re happy and proud to welcome the American Folklore Society to the IUBloomington campus http t co b4Lclz5kV3 4 months

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  • Books | Open Folklore
    Index of Folk Literature We provide open copyrighted books online so anyone can read them Use Open Folklore search when 01 When you want to read a book in the public domain usually published before 1923 02 When you want to read recent books published in open access form 03 When you want to read a copyrighted book that has been opened What s not here 01 Most books published between 1923 and 2000 including orphan works 02 At Hathi Trust and Google Books you can search the full text of all books both in copyright and public domain Results will appear with page numbers and sometimes snippets of text How Tutorial on how to use the Open Folklore website to discover and access Open Access folklore books Coming Soon If you publish or have published folklore studies books and would like help to make it freely available online we would love to work with you Contact us Contact Us Please send us recommendations of new books that are already open access or that should be open access How to read books online 01 Use the Open Folklore Search tool to find open access books 02 Read public domain works from Hathi Trust Digital Library Internet Archive or Google Books 03 Access Folklore Studies Books from Utah State University Press 04 Access Folklore Studies Books in Google Books 05 Search the IU Folklore Collection in the Hathi Trust Digital Library 06 Search the IU Folklore Collection via the Indiana University Library catalog Where available the catalog will link to digital copies that you can read preview or search OF News News from the Quiet Phase Remembering OF Team Member Garett Montanez The Open Folklore Web Archive Collection Grows Past 100 Sites more Twitter Feed RT MathersMuseum We re happy and

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  • Journals | Open Folklore
    crucial journals in the field are available by subscription for example from JSTOR and ProjectMUSE Browse Folklore journals online Why Today most academic journals are published online but copyright laws lock most of them behind pay walls The most current up to date folklore scholarship is published in journals How nbsp Tutorial on how to use the Open Folklore website to discover and access Open Access folklore journals Tutorial If you publish a current folklore studies journal or manage the affairs of a legacy journal in the field and would like help to make it freely available online we would love to work with you Contact us Contact Us Please send us recommendations of new journals that are already open access or that should be open access OF News News from the Quiet Phase Remembering OF Team Member Garett Montanez The Open Folklore Web Archive Collection Grows Past 100 Sites more Twitter Feed RT MathersMuseum We re happy and proud to welcome the American Folklore Society to the IUBloomington campus http t co b4Lclz5kV3 4 months 3 weeks ago RT grantpotter Just discovered brilliant openfolklore http t co dNQ81qUGTK via EDUCAUSEreview 5 months 1 week ago more About Us Open

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