Readers of Folklife Today might enjoy a series of posts on the Library of Congress’s digital preservation blog, The Signal. In a two-part Insights Interview series, folklorist Trevor J. Blank talks about digital culture on the web. The first post, earlier this week, focused on the kinds of online interactions that make up digital folklore. Today, the second post explores the records of digital folklore and what roles libraries, archives and museums might play in ensuring long-term access to those records. Today’s post was featured as a Digital Humanities Now editor’s choice selection.
Blank, who is helping to lead the upcoming CURATECamp focused on digital cultures, is an assistant professor of communication at the State University of New York at Potsdam. He also served as contributing curator for the American Folklife Center’s web cultures archiving pilot project. The Signal is produced by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress.