Slides from a brief (7 minute) presentation at the 2010 American Folklore Society meeting in which the presenter provided an overview of the Open Folklore project and its associated Open Folklore portal site.
Jason Baird Jackson with Julie Bobay, Timothy Lloyd, Jennifer Laherty, Garett Montanez, and Moria Smith
What is Open
Buckets and Buckets by Josh Kenser CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Generic http://
Open Folklore is a manifestation of the open
access movement in the discipline of folklore
Open-access (OA) literature is digital,
online, free of charge, and free of most
copyright and licensing restrictions.
What makes it possible is the internet
and the consent of the author or
Open Folklore is a partnership of the
American Folklore Society, the Indiana
University Bloomington Libraries and the IU
Digital Library Program.
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Open Folklore is an effort to make available
a greater range and diversity of reliable
scholarly resources in folklore studies.
Buckets and Buckets by Josh Kenser CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Generic http://www.ﬂickr.com/
Leveraging the power of
Open Access Journals
Open Access Book Projects
HathiTrust Digital Library
Archive-It (Internet Archive)
Open Folklore is a Drupal-based
scholarly portal that will serve folklore
scholars and the communities with
whom they collaborate.
Curate, Educate, Link
Guidance on Genres
Harvest and Search
Harvesting Folklore Scholarship via
Open Archives Initiative Standards and
An OF Search
This Takes You
Right to It.
Open Folklore is an experiment in re-
imagining the work of scholarly
publishing, scholarly societies, and