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.