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Indiana University and American Folklore Society launch Open Folklore Portal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Oct. 13, 2010



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Starting today (Oct. 13), students, researchers and the general public will have free access to scholarship that documents people's everyday lives in communities around the world, in cities as disparate as Bloomington, Indiana, and Banaras, India.



The Open Folklore portal web site, www.openfolklore.org, launched today during the 2010 American Folklore Society meetings in Nashville,… Continue

Added by Jason Baird Jackson on October 16, 2010 at 6:29am — No Comments

Project Announcement: Open Folklore (A Library+Society Partnership)

The American Folklore Society and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries have recently announced a new scholarly communications project called Open Folklore. As described in the announcement:



The vision for this open-access online portal for folklore studies is to make a greater number…
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Added by Jason Baird Jackson on July 30, 2010 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Published: New (and Enhanced) Issue of Museum Anthropology Review

(Reposted) I am very pleased to announce the publication of Museum Anthropology Review 4(1). This is the spring 2010 issue and there are a number of things to say about it. First, a huge expression of thanks go to everyone who worked to bring it into the world. Managing editor Janice Frisch in particular deserves special credit for working hard to bring several new features online.



First things first, the issue…

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Added by Jason Baird Jackson on April 23, 2010 at 4:51am — No Comments

New Issue of Museum Anthropology Review Published

The editors and staff of Museum Anthropology Review are pleased to announce the publication of the journal's latest issue, 3(2). Publication of the issue is timed to coincide with the celebration of Open Access Week. Thanks go to the authors,… Continue

Added by Jason Baird Jackson on October 19, 2009 at 3:14am — No Comments

Resisting Corporate Enclosure in Scholarly Communications

Members of the OAC concerned with questions and issues in scholarly communication may find an essay that I have recently written of interest. In it, I suggest 5 basic steps that scholars can choose to undertake to diminish the corrosive influence of for-profit scholarly publishing relative to not-for-profit publishing of several kinds. One need not be an advocate for open access publishing to see value in the proposition that we are harming ourselves by freely giving our time, labor, and… Continue

Added by Jason Baird Jackson on October 18, 2009 at 3:03am — 12 Comments

New Issue of Museum Anthropology Review

I am pleased to announce the publication of volume 3, number 1 of Museum Anthropology Review. MAR a free-to-users-and-authors open access journal of museum and material culture studies published in partnership with the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries through its IUScholarWorks program. It uses the open source software toolkit called Open Journal Systems and its content is licensed using Creative Commons licenses.



The new issue can be found at… Continue

Added by Jason Baird Jackson on August 2, 2009 at 5:58am — No Comments

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