Referencing Our Material

Guidelines for Citing Cork Folklore Project materials: to be used in print, broadcast, online and creative outputs.

Permissions and guidelines

Prior to publication or dissemination of material from the Cork Folklore Project, permission is required from the CFP Research Director or Project Manager. Please contact the Project by email, attaching a description of the proposed publication or use, with the proposed excerpts and their references.
On receipt of permission to publish or disseminate, the following acknowledgement is required for inclusion in the publication:
The Cork Folklore Project, University College Cork (UCC).

Note: When using our materials in print, the researcher undertakes to accurately transcribe the relevant audio passage.

On dissemination, please email us at with the reference or link to the dissemination piece in which you have used CFP material.

Broadcast and creative use
Each extract should be identified as being from a CFP interview. Interviewees should be identified wherever duty of care permits, along with a reference to the interview date or year. As the CFP provides material to non-profit undertakings without charge, the CFP must be credited for its collaboration in the piece and in any accompanying text in print or online.

Written citation of audio interviews
Cork Folklore Project (henceforth CFP) audio interview: Sound Recording Number, (contributor/interviewee name) interviewed by (interviewer name), date of interview.

Example:CFP audio interview: Sound Recording 315, Noreen Higgins interviewed by Alice Murphy, 01 July 2004.

Referencing the CFP at conferences
Please refer to the Cork Folklore Project Audio Archive (CFP Audio Archive) and give the Sound Recording Number when referring to or quoting material from the archive. Give written reference as above.

Use of CFP images and photographs
When referencing CFP photographs, make sure that the copyright is attributed to the CFP and that all correct acknowledgements to our different collections are observed on the advice of the CFP.

Use of CFP Online Audio Archive Catalogue material (at
Please follow the written citation guidelines as above, adding the URL and date accessed.
The Sound Recording Number (listed in our catalogue as part of the identifier: e.g. CFP_SR00392_mckeon_2010) is the primary necessary element of any citation. Online catalogue platforms may give suggested citation content: please privilege the instructions for written citation as outlined here over what the website may display, as that may be automated to a format that is not suitable.  

Cork Memory Map material (at
As with citing catalogue material, follow the written citation guidelines as above, adding the URL and date accessed.
Note: memory map entries are linked to the Audio Archive Catalogue entries, but the interview content accessed on the Memory Map may not be the same as the extract used in the Catalogue Entry.