Digital Literacy: Its Application to Folklore Studies

Digital Literacy refers to the ability and competence of individuals to research, evaluate and compose clear information through writing and other media on digital platforms. This paper will examine the uses and application of digital literacy to the study, research and publication of folklore. The paper will the proceed to examine both the benefits and challenges of digital literacy to the studies of folklore.

Folklore & the Law: Does the Law Protect Folklore?

This article examines the proposition “Does the law protect folklore?” by examining the legal models and processes to protect the indigenous cultural heritage which comprises folklore. It proceeds to analyse whether these models and processes help to protect indigenous cultural heritage or extend proprietorial rights.

New Funding Models for Folklore Research & Studies

Lack of academic funding has marginalised the study of folklore in comparison to other disciplines and to our own colleagues internationally. New financial models have to be formed and partnerships established both in the public and private sector for funding of folklore and folklore research. This paper proposes formation of a number of relationships and financial models. The models rely less on the traditional and diminishing public sector funding sources, but increased use of the private sector funding and improved technology and media sources to provide research, analysis and distribution of findings.

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