Alan Lomax’s Global Jukebox Goes Digital

Alan Lomax’s staggering assemblage of folklore materials goes digital at long last.

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Long, long ago, when I was in college, I worked for Alan Lomax on an early incarnation of the Global Jukebox project, so it is a pleasure to see it going digital. I think the question remains about how, in digital form, to make this archival material more interactively robust, but it’s a delight to see it coming into print, sound, image, and online formats in breathtaking abundance:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/arts/music/the-alan-lomax-collection-from-the-american-folklife-center.html

http://culturalequity.org/features/globaljukebox/LomaxCollection/ce_features_LomaxCollection.php

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