Preserving a living archive of Indigenous language material

Neil Godfrey, Jayshree Mamtora, Catherine Bow

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    Abstract

    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.
    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
    PublisherVALA
    Pages1-16
    Number of pages16
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event18th Biennial Conference and Exhibition - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 9 Feb 201611 Feb 2016
    https://www.vala.org.au/conf2016

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    Conference18th Biennial Conference and Exhibition
    Abbreviated titleVALA2016 - Libraries, Technology and the Future
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period9/02/1611/02/16
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    Godfrey, N., Mamtora, J., & Bow, C. (2016). Preserving a living archive of Indigenous language material. In VALA2016 - Libraries, Technology and the Future: Proceedings of the 18th Biennial Conference and Exhibition (pp. 1-16). VALA.