Arch02
Dwelling in the virtual space: digital approaches and archival practices

Convenors:
Lauri Harvilahti (Finnish Literature Society)
Sanita Reinsone (Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia)
Stream:
Archives
Location:
KWZ 2.601
Start time:
28 March, 2017 at 8:30
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

This panel welcomes papers on interactive folkloristic methods of collecting data, including the use of diverse forms of social media, crowd-sourcing, on-line collecting platforms, as well as web-based databases and other digital solutions for using massive folklore collections in digital form.

Long abstract:

Right now a major digital revolution is taking place in the work of tradition archives. For a part, the archives have already changed from analog to digital. This has happened either in course of massive digitizing projects, or due to the fact that more and more material comes to the archives in digital form. The Internet serves as a new field for folklorists. Much of the collecting work done previously by using recording devices and cameras, or by organizing collecting campaigns, is now possible to carry out by using internet platforms. Further, Internet offers possibilities for virtual ethnography research and collecting work based on the material that lives and circulates in the web. Culture expression and communication has mowed to the open graph of the social media or to interactive portals and numerous other Internet-based solutions. Further, the Internet has opened up entirely new possibilities to connect archives, to make archives accessible for a wider audience, and an opportunity to reach the younger generations and international auditory. We have to follow these changes, in order to understand the value of digital and born-digital culture in the present-day life. This panel welcomes papers on interactive folkloristic methods of collecting data, including the use of diverse forms of social media, crowd-sourcing, on-line collecting platforms, as well as web-based databases and other digital solutions for using massive folklore collections in digital form.