Research, records and responsibility (RRR): Ten years of the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC)

The conference celebrating ten years of PARADISEC from 2-4 December 2013 engaged musicologists, linguists, and archivists from India, Hong Kong, Poland, Canada, Alaska, Hawai’i, Australia, the UK and Russia in reflections on building records of the world’s languages and cultures. The presentations covered a wide range of topics from community-driven archive projects, the uses of archived materials in current research and community contexts, the national and international sharing of data and metadata to tools for linguistic documentation and a panel discussion of what work still remains to be done. The keynote presenters were Shubha Chaudhuri from the Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology at the American Institute of Indian Studies, Gurgaon, India and Alexandre Arkhipov from Moscow State University. This conference and the PARADISEC project were made possible by grants from the Australian Research Council. We also gratefully acknowledge support from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne, and from PARADISEC, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney

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  • Using the TEI to encode manuscripts of Australian languages 

    Thieberger, Nick
    Published 2013-01-01
    This paper will discuss the value of using the Text Encoding Initiative’s schema (TEI) for a set of manuscript vocabularies of Australian Indigenous languages collected by Daisy Bates in the early 1900s. I will first outline ...
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  • The 'reach' of Digital Language Archives: towards criteria for evaluation 

    Nathan, David
    Published 2013-01-01
    Over the last decade, and with the help of digital media and technologies, archives (with the focus here on archives for endangered and minority languages) have extended their focus from preservation to also becoming ...
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  • The corpus of Polish Sign Language (PJM): Methodology, procedures and impact 

    Rutkowski, Paweł; Łacheta, Joanna; Mostowski, Piotr; Filipczak, Joanna; Łozińska, Sylwia
    Published 2013-01-01
    Polish Sign Language (polski język migowy, usually abbreviated as PJM) is a natural visual-spatial language used by the Polish Deaf community. It emerged around 1817, with the foundation of the first school for the deaf ...
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  • The Archives and the Community 

    Chaudhuri, Shubha
    Published 2013-01-01
    The Community and the archive – preservation, ownership and dissemination. Archives had been thought of remote ivory tower spaces with dim vaults and dusty shelves. However archives have been changing as what is archives ...
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  • WANMA: The Western Australian New Music Archive 

    Hope, Cat; MacKinney, Lisa; Green, Lelia; Mahoney, Tos
    Published 2013-01-01
    In 2013, Edith Cowan University partnered with The State Library of Western Australia, The National Library of Australia, Western Australian music advocacy body Tura New Music, The National Library of Australia and ABC ...
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