Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Resources for hip hop scholarship

A new resource has just been brought to my attention, namely the Hip Hop Research Portal, which is a "communication mechanism for people collecting, researching, and preserving Hip Hop culture." The site includes a citation database of books, periodicals, dissertations, and sound and audiovisual materials. The scope notes for the collection being collected and documented can be found here.

Librarian Tiffeni Fontno states that the objectives of this site are:

1) To build a community which fosters support & collaboration of Hip Hop Research & Scholarship.
2) To work together to create a network to promote,preserve, facilitate, and disseminate information about Hip Hop Research & Scholarship.
3) To support the research, study, and preservation of Hip Hop culture in schools, colleges, libraries, museums, and organizations.

There is an accompanying Yahoo Group. Those interested can subscribe at hiphop_rands-subscribe AT


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