Open Folklore Preserves Folklore Studies Websites
Monday, June 2, 2014
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
Open Folklore (www.openfolklore.org),
the AFS-Indiana University portal to open-access folklore scholarship, is
preserving and making available a collection of archived versions of
carefully selected websites relevant to the study of folklore, and this
collection now includes 67 sites of academic and public programs in folklore
Having archived versions of these sites
available means that they are preserved even if the original site goes away.
You can browse or search the full text of all of these 67 sites by
We will continue to build this collection into the future. To recommend a site
you think should be included, please contact Moira Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To create this collection we use Archive-It,
a subscription service from the Internet Archive, itself founded in 1996 to
build an "Internet library" that offers permanent access for
researchers, historians, and scholars to collections in digital format.
Archive-It allows us to build and preserve collections of born-digital
The Open Folklore portal is at the center of
a growing family of AFS-Indiana University Bloomington Libraries scholarly
communications partnerships, including the folklore volume of the MLA
International Bibliography, the AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus (www.openfolklore.org/et/),
and the National Folklore Archives Initiative's Folklore Collections Database (www.folklorecollections.org).