MOMFER : a search tool for motifs in folklore in the humanities in the digital age

The twentieth century has brought significant emergence of information technology in research carried out in the area of the humanities. The intervention of information units, especially university libraries, has played -and must still have- a significant role in processes such as scanning, but also in training and dissemination of resources. Folklore as a discipline of humanities is not exempt from this evolution. This is the context where MOMFER is analyzed, an online resource that substantially improves the use of Thompson's Motif-Index of Folk Literature. However, considering the ambitious goal for which the tool forms the basis of a comprehensive universal index, leadership will be required; and surely, to enable or to develop linked spaces of virtual collaboration.