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New Funds Help Folklore Society Make Visible More Folklore Collections

Friday, September 11, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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The National Folklore Archives Initiative (NFAI), an effort by the American Folklore Society to document and provide access to folklore archival collections, recently received a second round of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Earlier funding in 2011-2013 resulted in the creation of the Folklore Collections Database (FCD), a stable framework hosted by the Indiana University Library at www.folklorecollections.org through which archives can catalog and share metadata describing their collections. The latest grant builds upon the framework to enable 25 archival partner organizations to begin cataloging their collections, adding content to the FCD, and testing training materials that will be developed by the NFAI project team, and to aid future database users.

To read the full post, which includes the transcript of an interview with AFS Executive Director Timothy Lloyd and NFAI co-directors Andy Kolovos and Steve Green, go to Folklife Today on the Library of Congress website: http://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2015/09/new-funds-help-folklore-society-make-visible-more-folklore-collections/?loclr=eaftb.

The original post was written by Nicole Saylor and published on September 10, 2015.



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