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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 (www.cdu.edu.au/laal), 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.
|Title of host publication||VALA2016 - Libraries, Technology and the Future|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 18th Biennial Conference and Exhibition|
|Place of Publication||Warrandyte, VIC|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||18th Biennial Conference and Exhibition - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 9 Feb 2016 → 11 Feb 2016
|Conference||18th Biennial Conference and Exhibition|
|Abbreviated title||VALA2016 - Libraries, Technology and the Future|
|Period||9/02/16 → 11/02/16|
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