Partners of Folkstreams
IBIBLIO.ORG at UNC, is a diverse and expansive collection of information on the Internet, created and maintained by the public, for the public. Dubbed "The Public's Library and Digital Archive,” ibiblio is home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet. ibiblio.org is a contributor-driven and author-managed conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. ibiblio also offers streaming audio and video. Paul Jones, one of the members of the Folkstreams committee, directs ibiblio.org. Jones is a faculty member in the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), established in 1931, a dynamic interdisciplinary educational and research environment. SILS was ranked first in the nation for overall excellence in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey of 50 accredited graduate schools of information and library science. The School strives to achieve excellence and leadership as it conducts inquiry devoted to information and its role in society; fosters effective access to information; prepares reflective, adaptive information professionals for action in the present and the future; and inspires in its students an uncompromising advocacy for knowledge.
THE SOUTHERN FOLKLIFE COLLECTION is one of the nation's foremost archival resources for the study of American folk and popular music and culture. SFC holdings extensively document all forms of Southern musical and oral traditions and their related traditions in the rest of the United States. The Southern Folklife Collection contains over 250,000 sound recordings including cylinders, acetate discs, wire recordings, 78-rpm and 45-rpm discs, LPs, cassettes, CDs, and open reel tapes. Moving-image materials include over 3,000 video recordings and 8 million feet of motion picture film. Paper-based materials include tens of thousands of photographs, song folios, posters, manuscripts, and ephemeral items. Steve Weiss, the Sound and Image Librarian for this collection, is a member of the Folkstreams committee.