I saw this on the worldchanging blog today:
According to their website at storybases.org, the purpose of the organization is as follows:
To nurture the oral heritage of minority cultures in a digital world by combining:
â€¢ A trustworthy participatory process that engages and empowers the youth, dispersed communities and displaced members of minority cultures to embrace and grow their traditional narratives.
â€¢ A generalizable technology which provides appropriate, two-way access for all the population and a dynamic audio database architecture that reflects the culture, inviting further contributions and stimulating internal social debate.
Pretty good idea, I say.