Software, E-Resource Transcription dataset from the Alan Lomax Collection, American Folklife Center By the People transcription campaign title : Man who recorded the world : on the road with Alan Lomax
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- Transcription dataset from the Alan Lomax Collection, American Folklife Center
- By the People transcription campaign title : Man who recorded the world : on the road with Alan Lomax
- This dataset is an export of transcriptions for 11,601 images from the Alan Lomax Collection digital collection created by volunteers participating in the Library of Congress crowdsourcing program By the People (https://crowd.loc.gov) campaign The Man Who Recorded the World: On the Road with Alan Lomax. It contains text created by volunteers through a transcription and review process, volunteer-created tags, digital collections metadata, and metadata representing the arrangement of the items in the By the People platform, Concordia.
- The dataset includes transcriptions and data generated from the pages in the By the People campaign The Man Who Recorded the World: On the Road with Alan Lomax (https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/alan-lomax/). The campaign consisted of all then-available online images of digitized field notes from the Alan Lomax Collection (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/collafc.afc2004004) transcribed in their entirety. The field notes document Alan Lomax's work recording thousands of tradition-bearers in the United States, the Caribbean, and the British Isles from the 1930s to 1960s. They do not include his work in continental Europe. Lomax, his family, friends, and colleagues also transcribed many of the performances and interviews undertaken during his years of folklore fieldwork. The notes record encounters with artists such as Muddy Waters, and Lomax's extensive travels, as well as the toll these took on his personal life. See the Alan Lomax Collection digital collection (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/collafc.afc2004004) for all available online items for this collection, as well as contextual information, such as bibliographic resources.
- This dataset includes: 2022482300.zip - a zip file containing a CSV file and a README file -- alan-lomax_2023-06-05.csv - a .CSV containing campaign, project, item, itemID, asset, and asset status metadata, as well as an image URL, the volunteer-created transcriptions, and volunteer-created tags. This .CSV is the direct export of the The Man Who Recorded the World: On the Road with Alan Lomax campaign.
- Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002, collector
- American Folklife Center
- By the People (Program), compiler
Created / Published
- Washington, D.C. : By the People, Library of Congress, 2023
- - Lomax, Alan,--1915-2002--Ethnomusicological collections
- - Lomax, Alan,--1915-2002--Correspondence
- - Cross-cultural studies--United States
- - Comparative studies of cultures and civilizations
- - Music--Performance
- - Folk music--Analysis, appreciation
- - Folk dance music--Analysis, appreciation
- - Ethnology
- - Folklore
- Data sets
- - "Dataset created 2023-06-05."--README file.
- - "Launched Sept. 4 2019 and completed Jan. 15, 2020."--By the People campaign website, viewed May 21, 2023.
- - Title from README file.
- 1 online resource (dataset)
Call Number/Physical Location
- s-Online Electronic Resource
Library of Congress Control Number
- compressed data
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Chicago citation style:
Lomax, Alan, Collector, and American Folklife Center. Transcription dataset from the Alan Lomax Collection, American Folklife Center. composeds by By The People Iler Washington, D.C.: By the People, Library of Congress, 2023. Software, E-Resource. https://www.loc.gov/item/2022482300/.
APA citation style:
Lomax, A. & American Folklife Center. (2023) Transcription dataset from the Alan Lomax Collection, American Folklife Center. By The People Iler, comp Washington, D.C.: By the People, Library of Congress. [Software, E-Resource] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2022482300/.
MLA citation style:
Lomax, Alan, Collector, and American Folklife Center. Transcription dataset from the Alan Lomax Collection, American Folklife Center. comp by By The People Iler Washington, D.C.: By the People, Library of Congress, 2023. Software, E-Resource. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2022482300/>.