Klezmer Archive Blog

Documenting Folklore in Digital Structures — The Fuzzy Genre Boundary Conundrum

Christina Crowder
October 24, 2022

How do we make sense of conflicting data to arrive at genre designations that resonate with historical practice? How do we account for overlapping or confusing genre classifications, especially when there may be more than one “correct” answer? How do we organize classifications and typologies in such a way that they are useful for search? These questions were posed in a letter from me to librarian Beth Dwoskin on 06/20/2021 and discussed in a team session at the October 2021 retreat. ...

Welcome to the Klezmer Archive Project Blog!!

Christina Crowder
June 4, 2022

In our first post we’d like to briefly describe how The Klezmer Archive Project and the Kiselgof-Makonovetsky Digital Manuscript Project (KMDMP) relate to each other while being distinct projects with different design, audience and objectives. The KMDMP corpus is being used as a “test corpus” for the Klezmer Archive Project, and the crowdsourcing and community-building aspects of the project are informing Klezmer Archive research in the areas of user experience, data ingestion, and ontology building among others. ...