Open Folklore: Improving Open Access

Saturday, June 29, 2013 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

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Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Author: Garett Montanez, Lead Web Architect, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
Author: Juliet Hardesty, Metadata Analyst/Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

Open Folklore, from the American Folklore Society and Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, is an Open Access scholarly resource. It brings together feeds of freely available online scholarly materials from collections as diverse as HathiTrust, institutional repositories, and online journals that focus specifically on materials relevant to the study of folklore. The next step for Open Folklore is to make the search and discovery of these materials as user-friendly as possible. Gathering the harvested collection feeds into Drupal, an open-source content management system, and creating Drupal-specific Biblio records allows Open Folklore to index and provide tailored access for the folklore researcher – creating faceted searching on indexes of date ranges, subjects, authors, sources, and collections specific to the field of folklore. Contextual help also provides educational information to folklore researchers on what types of sources are being used and how Open Access resources benefit folklorists and open the scholarship of folklore to new venues, audiences, and ideas.

This poster will showcase the plans and progress of Open Folklore’s new faceted searching interface and report feedback from the folklore community on ease of use and educational impact.

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ALAPosterOpenFolklorePortal_Final36.pdf - Uploaded by Juliet Hardesty (Jul 8, 2013 - 153.19 KB
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