Preserving a living archive of Indigenous language material

Neil Godfrey, Jayshree Mamtora, Catherine Bow

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This paper describes how Charles Darwin University Library is directly helping to sustain and preserve Aboriginal languages and culture that have been facing hurdles for long-term survival. The Library, in partnership with an ARC-funded research project known as the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages (, supports this effort with a repository, web application and digitisation program to preserve endangered Indigenous resources and facilitate both Indigenous community engagement and international linguistic research. The project serves as a rich case study demonstrating how academic libraries can work with researchers to support the archiving of cultural heritage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVALA2016 - Libraries, Technology and the Future
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Biennial Conference and Exhibition
Place of PublicationWarrandyte, VIC
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event18th Biennial Conference and Exhibition - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 9 Feb 201611 Feb 2016


Conference18th Biennial Conference and Exhibition
Abbreviated titleVALA2016 - Libraries, Technology and the Future
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