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Thursday, 27 October 2011

Integrated Broadside Ballads Archive

News from JISC - an award to the University of Oxford for integrating ballad materials:-
Integrated Broadside Ballads Archive, Alexandra Franklin, University of Oxford, £145,244
•The University of Oxford will integrate existing resources for the study of the English folk song and printed ballad tradition. Resources to be clustered are: a corpus of nearly 30,000 ballads, many of them unique survivals, printed between the 16th and 20th centuries, in Bodleian Library collections; nearly 5,000 largely pre-1700 ballads from the University of California’s online resource; and the Roud Broadside and Folk Tune Indexes, comprehensive indexes of the song tradition and references to songs, based at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

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