Here’s my first session idea: I’m compiling a corpus of both old and new media vernacular texts as part of a semantic/anthropological examination of American beliefs about health. (It’s called CADOH—Corpus of American Discourses on Health). I’ve been using the pilot stages of it to look at the distribution of terms such as fat, stress, cold, and oil. I’m envisioning its final form as a mix of vernacular discussions. While good corpora exist already for contemporary magazine, newspaper, and fiction (e.g. COCA), I’m aiming to capture more transient conversations about health, including blog posts and their comments, listervs, online forums and wikis, letters to the editor, and radio transcripts. To make it useful for others, I will need copyright approval for sharing the texts. So I’m proposing a helpathon in order to hear from others who have dealt with compiling current materials. What ways to request copyrighted info have been helpful? For those items not under a Creative Commons license, are the costs prohibitive for re-using current material? And, once the copyright issues are dealt with, what’s the best way to make the corpus accessible? Would this be a good Omeka-type project?