Open Source Folklore Archives - Disseminating Small Memory Boxes

Liviu Pop

The article presents an alternative solution to the long term preservation of the documents from the Folklore Archive of the Romanian Academy. This solution can be viewed from several organic perspectives: on of the zoo, one of the seed-bank and, finally, the guerrilla gardening perspective. The first one insists on the importance of returning into the wild what was once captured on the field of research, the second one is about the seed-bank as a live database for future generations and the last one offers a way of adopting the seed bombing method to the problem of disappearing immaterial cultural heritage. This article is trying to describe a conceptual model, rather than technical details.