Sunday, June 28, 2009

Endangered Cultures - digital sources

Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC)
From: Reviews of Internet resources for Asian Studies

PARADISEC, c/o The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

"PARADISEC (Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures) offers a facility for digital
conservation and access for endangered materials from the Pacific region, defined broadly to include Oceania and East and
Southeast Asia. Our research group has developed models to ensure that the archive can provide access to interested
communities, and conforms with emerging international standards for digital archiving. Our research group is
composed of investigators from the four participating institutions

PARADISEC collaborates with other groups to promote good practice in field documentation and digital archiving of
endangered languages:
Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD)
the Open Language Archives Community (OLAC) [http://www.language-],
the Digital Endangered Languages and Musics Network (DELAMAN)
[] and the
Electronic Metastructure for Endangered Languages Data project
(E-MELD) [].

At September 2008 PARADISEC's collection contains 2051 hours of digital audio and video files on 3.65 TB of disk space. A
catalogue of this material is available at the link given in the right hand frame of this page. 614 languages from 60
countries are represented in PARADISEC's collection."

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