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New Digital Tools and Resources for Folklore Scholarship

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Open Folklore presentation sponsored by AFS and the Indiana University Bloomington Library. AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting, Miami, Florida, October 19-22, 2016

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New Digital Tools and Resources for Folklore Scholarship

  1. 1. Scan the QR code to see these slides at Open Folklore “New Digital Tools and Resources for Folklore Scholarship” Sponsored by AFS and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  2. 2. New Digital Tools and Resources for Folklore Scholarship Sponsored by AFS and the Indiana University Bloomington Library AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting, Miami, Florida, October 19-22, 2016 openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  3. 3. Who are we? • Julie Bobay, Executive Associate Dean, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, and co-leader, Open Folklore Project Team • Shannon K. Larson, PhD Candidate, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University, and 2015-2016 AFS Graduate Assistant • Tim Lloyd, Executive Director, American Folklore Society, and co-leader, Open Folklore Project Team • Moira Marsh, Folklore Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  4. 4. What are they, and why should you care? • Open Folklore (www.openfolklore.org) • HathiTrust Research Center (https://analytics.hathitrust.org/) and HathiTrust Digital Library (www.hathitrust.org/) • Folklore Collections Database (www.folklorecollections.org) • Indiana University Folklore Archives (www.indiana.edu/~folkarch/) • Indiana University Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI; www.mdpi.iu.edu) • Indiana University Media Collections Online (media.dlib.indiana.edu/) openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  5. 5. Open Folklore Tim Lloyd openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  6. 6. Open Folklore openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  7. 7. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  8. 8. Open Folklore: Gray Literature Tim Lloyd openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  9. 9. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  10. 10. AFS Gray Literature Collection in the IU ScholarWorks Repository openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  11. 11. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  12. 12. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  13. 13. Alan Dundes, 2004 AFS Annual Meeting, “International Folkloristics in the 21st Century” openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  14. 14. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  15. 15. Open Folklore: Web Archives Moira Marsh openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  16. 16. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  17. 17. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  18. 18. Why care about web archives? • Saving vanishing websites • Track an organization’s history though changes in its website • Fight link rot by citing permanent URLs openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  19. 19. OF Web Archive Scope • Websites that capture the institutional history of folklore study: 1. Academic folklore programs • U of Oregon Folklore Program • GMU Folklore Studies 2. Folklore societies and organizations: • Institute for Cultural Partnerships • ISFNR • Compare to American Folklore Center’s Web Archive of digital folklore, now in the works: • Urban legends, e.g., creepy pasta • LOLspeak • DIY crafts openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  20. 20. Will Open Folklore archive our website? YES, if it: • Belongs to a folklore organization or academic program AND is: • Open access (freely available to the public) • Not a commercial or personal site • Not just a list of links CONTACT US from openfolklore.org to enquire openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  21. 21. Open Folklore: Books and Journals Moira Marsh openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  22. 22. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  23. 23. Indiana University Libraries Folklore Collection 47,600 books 1,138 journals … and more 16,049 published before 1966 1,605 published since 2013 http://iucat.iu.edu/catalog?f%5Bitemcat1_facet%5D %5B%5D=IU+Bloomington+-+Folklore+Collection openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  24. 24. HathiTrust Folklore Collection https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/mb?a=listis;c=992786597 75,530 titles
  25. 25. Opening a Collection of Distinction 13,086, 17% 62,444, 83% full view limited (search only)
  26. 26. Digitized, Public Domain Books in Hathi openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  27. 27. Digitized, Open Books in Hathi openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  28. 28. Born Digital Open Access Books openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  29. 29. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  30. 30. Selection of Open Folklore Journals • Free & Open Access (born digital) • Digitized & opened with permission of rights holder openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  31. 31. Born Digital OA Journals openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  32. 32. Why should you care about liberating journals? • Public domain: 70 years + life of author • Need permission of rights holder to open works under copyright • Orphan works: • not public domain • Rights holder unknown or no longer exists • Contact OF to open journals that your organization published openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  33. 33. HathiTrust Research Center Moira Marsh openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  34. 34. HathiTrust Bookworm openfolklore.org | @openfolklore • Visually explore lexical trends in 4.6M public domain texts • Open to the public • Hours of fun! • https://bookworm.htrc.illinois.e du/
  35. 35. Show Trends, Raise New Questions openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  36. 36. HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) openfolklore.org | @openfolklore • Data mining of textual corpora • Over 14 million volumes • Both public domain AND in-copyright works • Over 1,000 registered users • Register for an account at https://analytics.hathitrust.org/
  37. 37. HTRC Results Visualized openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  38. 38. Use Our Worksets, or Make Your Own openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  39. 39. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  40. 40. Summer 2016 ACS Projects • Fighting Fever in the Caribbean: Medicine and Empire, 1650-1902 – University of Iowa • Inside the Creativity Boom – Brown University • The Chicago School: Wikification as the First Step in Text Mining in Architectural History – Illinois Institute of Technology • Signal and Noise and Pride and Prejudice: Toward an Information History of Romantic Fiction – Augsburg College
  41. 41. HTRC Seeks New Research Partners • Contact htrc-help@hathitrust.org openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  42. 42. Folklore Collections Database Tim Lloyd openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  43. 43. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  44. 44. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  45. 45. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  46. 46. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  47. 47. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  48. 48. Indiana University Folklore Archives Moira Marsh openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  49. 49. IU Folklore Archives • Archives Online at Indiana University: http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu /findingaids/welcome.do • Contact archives@indiana.edu to arrange access openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  50. 50. IU Folklore Archives Searchable Finding Aid • Student papers, 1967–2000 • Go to Container List • Search for authors, subjects, key words • Contact archives@indiana.edu to arrange access • Small selections digitized on request openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  51. 51. Detailed, Searchable Metadata openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  52. 52. Unexpected Finds • 7 hits for “Jackie Kennedy” • Dated 1969 • Co-occurs with “Aristotle Onassis” and “joke” openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  53. 53. Oral History of IU Folklore Institute • Oral history interviews conducted 1986–87 • Faculty and former students of Folklore Institute, 1940s–1980s • Now open for researchers openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  54. 54. More Folklore Archives • Beliefs collection, 1967–1970 (350 beliefs) • Legends, 1959–1980 (5 archival boxes) • Material culture papers, 1953–1984 (9 boxes) • Folklorists’ papers • Folklore Institute projects and department files • Folklore Forum, Trickster Press, etc. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  55. 55. Indiana University Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative Julie Bobay and Shannon K. Larson openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  56. 56. Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI) • Presidential initiative to preserve, via digitization, more than 300,000 audio, video and film recordings by 2020 (IU’s bicentennial) • Archives of Traditional Music • William and Gayle Cook Music Library • Center for Documentary Research and Practice (formerly the Center for the Study of History and Memory) • Folklore Collection • Much more… openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  57. 57. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  58. 58. Indiana University Folklore Institute Oral Histories (Center for Documentary Research and Practice) • Edward D. “Sandy” Ives (1925- 2009) on how Alan Dundes helped prepare him for his dissertation defense • Interview by Jeanne Harrah- Conforth on October 20, 1985 • Original format: Cassette tapes [audio not available] openfolklore.org | @openfolklore Photo: The Journal Courier (Jacksonville, IL)
  59. 59. Folklore and Songs of Maine and Rhode Island (Archives of Traditional Music) openfolklore.org | @openfolklore • Renowned Maine storyteller Curt Morse tells a humorous tale about a rooster • Recorded by Richard Dorson (1916-1981) in Jonesport, Maine, on July 1, 1956 • Original format: Sound tape reels Photo: Indiana University Archives
  60. 60. Verbal Art and Speech Play of Chican@ Children (Archives of Traditional Music) • Clip #1: Michelle, age six, narrates her encounter with a vampire • Clip #2: A group of boys, ages six to nine, tell some jokes • Recorded by John McDowell and his assistant, Leonice Santamaría, in 1974 in East Austin, Texas • Original format: Cassette tapes openfolklore.org | @openfolklore [audio not available]
  61. 61. Archive of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories (Archives of Traditional Music) • Eugenia Vasilievna Miaskovskaia was born in Balta, Ukraine, in 1930 • She sings a Yiddish song about an “old couple” that she learned from her grandmother • Interviewed in 2008 by Dov-Ber Kerler and Moisei Lemster • Original format: MiniDV tapes openfolklore.org | @openfolklore [audio not available]
  62. 62. The Mardi Gras Traditions of Mermentau, Louisiana (Archives of Traditional Music) • Mardi Gras revelers performing the circle dance • Recorded in 2007 by John Laudun in Mermentau, Louisiana • Original format: MiniDV tapes openfolklore.org | @openfolklore [audio not available]
  63. 63. Proceedings of the 1962 Summer Meeting of AFS (Archives of Traditional Music) • Ben Botkin finishes off the panel “The Prospects for Folklore Studies” with a presentation on “the popular” and “the folk” • Sol Tax provides concluding remarks for the panel [audio not available] openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  64. 64. How can researchers get access? • Individual collection owners starting to manage their digital collections • They will make access determinations, file-by-file, based on legal, contractual and ethical rights considerations • IU’s “Media Collections Online” • Range of access levels from a single individual for a specified time to open access to the world openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  65. 65. openfolklore.org | @openfolklore
  66. 66. Now You Know! • Open Folklore (www.openfolklore.org) • HathiTrust Research Center (https://analytics.hathitrust.org/) and HathiTrust Digital Library (www.hathitrust.org/) • Folklore Collections Database (www.folklorecollections.org) • Indiana University Folklore Archives (www.indiana.edu/~folkarch/) • Indiana University Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI; www.mdpi.iu.edu) • Indiana University Media Collections Online (media.dlib.indiana.edu/) openfolklore.org | @openfolklore

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