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dc.contributor.authorBarwick, Linda
dc.contributor.authorThieberger, Nick
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-10T01:06:47Z
dc.date.available2019-05-10T01:06:47Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationBarwick, Linda, and Nicholas Thieberger. “Unlocking the Archives.” In Communities in Control: Learning Tools and Strategies for Multilingual Endangered Language Communities. Proceedings of FEL XXI Alcanena 2017, edited by Nicholas Ostler, Vera Ferreira, and Mosely, Chris, 135–139. Hungerford, UK: Foundation for Endangered Languages, 2018.en_AU
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-9560210-9-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/20395
dc.description.abstractThe popular expression ‘locked in the archive’ suggests that items are impossible to find and access once they are archived. Benefiting from new technologies, digital language and music archives nowadays provide an increasing number of records online in and about the world’s small languages. Just six of these archives list between them over 31,000 items, representing something like 2,300 languages. We can certainly do better at making records more widely available—especially records from small, marginalised and sometimes isolated communities—but how do we build pathways for re-use? We discuss the practice of the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC) through the rubric provided by the FAIR principles. Building resources for learning and teaching language, history and culture, revitalising local performance traditions or reinforcing social identity through broadcasting are all possible pathways for future re-use of archival material. Ultimately, it is up to community members to decide on what they will do with archival materials once they have access; and it is up to language archives to listen and do our best to keep the pathways open to enable that.en_AU
dc.description.sponsorshipEndangered Archives Programme grant 693 (Preservation of Solomon Islands analogue recordings), Australian Research Council LIEF program (2003, 2004, 2006, 2011), ELDP LMG0009 Vanuatu Cultural Centre tape digitisation, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, ARC Future Fellowship FT140100214, Australian Research Council DP1096897, LP140100806, LP160100743.en_AU
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dc.publisherFoundation for Endangered Languagesen_AU
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dc.subjectdigital archivingen_AU
dc.subjectcommunity archivesen_AU
dc.titleUnlocking the archivesen_AU
dc.typeConference paperen_AU
dc.contributor.departmentSydney Conservatorium of Musicen_AU


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