Catherine Foley

Catherine Foley is Director of Digital Library and Archive Projects at MATRIX. Foley has considerable experience working with KORA. She has managed NEH-funded projects to preserve and provide access to the public television series American Black Journal and to create a database to provide access to and analysis of multiple datasets about African slaves in North and South America. She manages several digital repository projects with multimedia resources from Africa, including the Community Video Education Trust digital archive , Diversity and Tolerance in the Islam of West Africa, African Oral Narratives: life histories, interviews, folklore & song from sub-Saharan African,Pluralism and Adaptation in the Islamic Practice of Senegal and Ghana and Biographies: The Atlantic Slave Data Network.


KORA: A Digital Repository and Publishing Platform



MATRIX has developed an open source application that cultural and educational institutions can use to preserve digital materials and display them online. The application, KORA (, is particularly well-suited for working with digital objects of all media types and for easily creating displays of these objects in multiple ways that enhance their educational and research value.

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