The NYS Folk Arts Roundtable was held jointly with the Mid-Atlantic Folklife Association this year at Cooperstown, NY. In a fascinating keynote address Steve Zeitlin and Amanda Dargan discussed the various Latino and Caribbean manifestations of song dueling. The focus of the meeting was on archives, featuring presentations on planning and implementing digitization projects; law and ethics relating to archives; the major collections of the New York State Historical Archives; and how archival collections are being made more widely accessible through the web and other methods. Anna Lomax Wood gave a presentation about the ACE website.
Originally posted: April 10, 2008