Folklore: A Collaboration Open

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CNI Program Briefing

December 11, 2011

Folklore: A Collaboration

Open

December 12, 2011

CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

O
utline


Perspectives from the IU Library and the
American Folklore Society


Overview of project


Some lessons learned and challenges
remaining


Discussion


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CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

Speakers


Brenda Johnson, Ruth Lilly Dean of University
Libraries, Indiana University


Timothy Lloyd, Executive Director, American
Folklore Society


Julie Bobay, Associate Dean for Collection
Development and Scholarly Communication,
Indiana University Libraries

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CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

Radically changing roles for libraries


Exploring new models for library collections and services


Imperatives for success:


deeper engagement with scholars at all stages of their
work


partnerships with organizations and individuals with
converging missions and goals


Leveraged expertise, resources and commitment

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CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

Building on our strengths


Premier Folklore and Ethnomusicology Department at IU


World
-
class Folklore Collection, much in HathiTrust


IU technical and librarian expertise and infrastructure


American Folklore Society


a major presence in the
discipline and an enthusiastic partner



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CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

The beginning (Spring 2010)


Project team


Julie Bobay (Co
-
Principal Investigator)


Timothy Lloyd (Co
-
Principal Investigator)


Jason Baird Jackson, Associate Professor of Folklore, Indiana University
Bloomington


Jennifer Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian, IU Libraries


Sherri Michaels, Intellectual Property Librarian, IU Libraries


Garett Montanez, Lead Web Architect, IU Libraries


Moira Smith, Folklore Librarian, IU Libraries



Plus IU’s Digital Library Program!

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CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

openfolklore.org (October 2010)


A “bazaar” instead of a “cathedral”


Folklorists proclaim it to have “Rock Star
Status”


American Library Association ALCTS
Outstanding Collaboration Award


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CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

Open Folklore


the Project


Education and advocacy to enable access,
discovery and collection development


Fostering partnerships
between dispersed
professional organizations





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CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

The Power of Collaboration

“Open Folklore could only have happened
through the knowledge, insight, commitment
and passion of its collaborators in different
spheres of the scholarly communication
environment.”



John Wilkin, ALCTS nomination letter

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CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

A View from the

American Folklore Society

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CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

Open Folklore

an overview

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CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

Technology and Content Sources


Drupal
-
the
open source content management system


The
eXtensible

Catalog (XC) Drupal Toolkit's OAI harvester
-
to harvest metadata
using the Open Archives
Initiative


Protocol
for Metadata Harvesting (OAI
-
PMH)


Bibliography (
Biblio
) Module
-
to store records in Drupal


Apache
Solr
-
a faceted search index

:


DSpace

repositories (included in search)


DigitalCommons

repositories (included in search)


Open Journal Systems journals (included in search)


Archive
-
It/Internet Archive


HathiTrust

Digital Library


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CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

Some indications of use


Visits to openfolklore.org: 13,208


from 125 countries


Bounce Rate (percent that don’t immediately
hit the back button): 53%


Facebook “likes”: 411


Websites archived: 9


National Awards: 1


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CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

Portal

OF

Websites:
Archive
-
It

AFS

Ethnographic

Thesaurus

Monographs

Open Access Journals:

HathiTrust
,

Open Journal Systems,

Institutional Repositories

Gray

Literature

IU’s Folklore

Collection in

HathiTrust

Search

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CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

Strategic Partners and Friends of Open
Folklore

Strategic Partners

Open Folklore strategic partners are organizations with content that is critically important to folklore scholarship, whose v
alu
es and goals are closely aligned
with Open Folklore’s, and who are committed to devoting resources to achieve shared goals. Open Folklore will highlight these

or
ganizations' content,
acknowledge their importance to the success of the project, and actively pursue new forms of collaboration with them.



The Open Folklore Project Team has invited the Utah State University Libraries to join us as our first Strategic Partner. ..A
lso

within the USU Libraries is the
USU Press, publishing cutting
-
edge folklore studies for over thirty years. Many of these collections, including all the Press bo
oks, are freely available to
researchers in digital form, with records for new items and collections from the USU Libraries continually added to Open Folk
lor
e.



Friends of Open Folklore

Central to the success of Open Folklore are those publishers, repositories, and organizations that are actively increasing th
e r
ange of openly available
scholarly resources in folklore studies. A large number of organizations and rights holders have generously contributed to th
e b
uilding of the Open Folklore
portal and cultivating an open access scholarly communications system in folklore studies; so many, in fact, that we cannot l
ist

them all here. The full range
of OF content contributors can be found by consulting the Havested Content page. The Journals, Books, Websites, and Grey Lite
rat
ure pages also identify
organizations producing open access folklore scholarship more generally.



Some organizations, however, have taken special and conscious steps to partner with the Open Folklore Project, and we would l
ike

to explicitly recognize
them as Friends of Open Folklore. These organizations’ goals and values align with the project, they are actively pursuing pa
rtn
erships with the Open
Folklore project, and in making their scholarly materials accessible, have made the conscious choice to use interoperable sys
tem
s that facilitate their
inclusion in the Open Folklore search tool. Friends of Open Folklore are:



• Center for Folklore Studies, Ohio State University

• Ethnobotany Research and Applications

• Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics

• National Folklore Support Centre

• World Oral Literature Project


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CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

Lessons Learned in the first year


Starting small was good


So was starting with existing digital content


Growing that content and applying new
technologies is attainable one step at a time



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CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

More lessons


An engaged, highly
-
functional and
interconnected social network is as important
as technical developments


Just as everyone told us, we’ve learned that
it’s hard work building and maintaining that
social network


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CNI Project Briefing: Open Folklore

Some challenges and unanswered
questions



Can we maintain our energy and
commitment?


What can we generalize from this experience
to other disciplines?


Does OF provide real
-
world example of (using
library terms) “Collections as Services?”


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Discussion


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