398 Folklore

MoTIF Pilot Thesaurus of Irish Folklore

"MoTIF, the pilot thesaurus of Irish folklore, is intended to accompany the Thesaurus Construction Guidelines: An Introduction to Thesauri and Guidelines on Their Construction and act as a sample thesaurus and demonstration of the international principles and best practices outlined in that document. The pilot thesaurus should not be considered a tool for indexing and retrieval of content. Rather, it can act as a base from which such a tool can be constructed.

ATU Types of Folktales

"In 'The Types of International Folktales', the 'ATU Catalogue' edited by Hans-Jörg Uther (2004), ATU numbers replace AT numbers. And ATU (from the surname initials of Aarne, Thompson, and Uther) allows 'the type numbers that have been in use for nearly one hundred years [to] remain unchanged,' says Uther. To allow that and to accomplish that are two different things, though, for at least one Norwegian folktale that is well over a hundred years, is missing completely in the new ATU system. Its old AT number (211*) has disappeared.

Motif-Index of Folk-Literature

"Folklorists also use motif to refer to the recognizable and consistently repeated story elements (e.g., common characters, objects, actions, and events) that are used in the traditional plot structures, or tale types, of many stories and folktales. These motifs, which Dr. Margaret Read Macdonald calls 'each small part of a tale,' (.) were indexed in 1932 by Stith Thompson and published as the Motif-lndex of Folk-Literature.

Tesauro de Folclore e Cultura Popular Brasileira

"Este Tesauro é fruto de trabalho sistemático que envolveu uma equipe multidisciplinar, com vasta experiência na área da cultura popular brasileira. Sua primeira versão, patrocinada pela Unesco, resultou em 2.092 termos, selecionados a partir dos acervos documentais e museológicos do CNFCP."

"This thesaurus is the result of systematic work involving a multidisciplinary team with extensive experience in the area of Brazilian popular culture." Its first version, sponsored by Unesco, resulted in 2,092 terms, selected from the CNFCP's documentary and museological collections.