University folklore archives are expanding collections through cultural documentation projects run by students and community members. These new collections are a rich source of potential digital content. Bringing these collections online requires keeping the research audience in mind with thoughtful processing, modernizing traditional folklore archives description techniques, and working collaboratively with multiple library departments. The end results include expanded holdings and new digital resources for local historians.
Elizabeth Smart is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at BYU's Harold B. Lee Library (HBLL). Kristi Young is the Folklore Archivist of the William A. Wilson Folklore Archives in HBLL's L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
Smart, Elizabeth and Young, Kristi
"Fruits of Their Labors Digital Collection: A Case Study,"
Journal of Western Archives:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/westernarchives/vol4/iss1/3