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Open Folklore Preserves Folklore Studies Websites

Monday, June 2, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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Open Folklore (, 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 studies.

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 visiting We will continue to build this collection into the future. To recommend a site you think should be included, please contact Moira Marsh at

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 content.

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 (, and the National Folklore Archives Initiative's Folklore Collections Database (

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