Monday, November 10, 2003

And, because the Folklore research guide needs updating:

The American Folklore Society's Web page

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
A personal web page at University of Pittsburgh, linking to online primary texts.

UCLA Folklore and Mythology Archives
Includes online folk art archive.

Seattle Folklore Society
Dedicated to folk and traditional arts in the Seattle area.

A couple of things worth keeping track of, while I'm here:

Data for Local Communities

A website put together by the dedicated librarians and staff at the University of Oregon's Knight Library. It grew out of a list of links to local community information sources, which Documents librarian Tom Stave and his merry bande turned into a good-looking, deep, easy-to-search site collating all manner of sites offering information on substate regions. This means that you can find out information by county, city, metropolitan region, neighorhood, watershed, school district, ZIP code, and a lot of other subdivisions. I'm still tooling around in this to figure out all that I can do with it, but it's already muy cool.


Little Blue Light

An interesting little site with brief essays, biographies, and summaries of criticism about selected literary authors. Not perfect (someone needs a proofreader) but one I haven't seen before.

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

This is my inaugural post as Bibliophagus, the all-consuming Eater of Pages. I'm experimenting with the Blogger software in order to keep a public weblog and also as a preliminary trial for a course I'm teaching in Winter 2004, LIB 323: Modern Information Environment.

I don't have time this evening to play with the formatting of this blog, but I'm going to assume that I can change colours, fonts, and layout at a later time. For now, let's just post and publish.