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Developing a Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages 

Bow, Catherine, Christie, Michael J. and Devlin, Brian (2014). Developing a Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages . Language Documentation and Conservation,8:345-360.

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Title Developing a Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages 
Author Bow, Catherine
Christie, Michael J.
Devlin, Brian
Journal Name Language Documentation and Conservation
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 8
ISSN 1934-5275   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 345
End Page 360
Total Pages 16
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher University of Hawaii * Department of Linguistics
Language English
Field of Research 200319 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages
2004 - Linguistics
210201 - Archival, Repository and Related Studies
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The fluctuating fortunes of Northern Territory bilingual education programs in Australian languages and English have put at risk thousands of books developed for these programs in remote schools. In an effort to preserve such a rich cultural and linguistic heritage, the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages project is establishing an open access, online repository comprising digital versions of these materials. Using web technologies to store and access the resources makes them accessible to the communities of origin, the wider academic community, and the general public. The process of creating, populating, and implementing such an archive has posed many interesting technical, cultural and linguistic challenges, some of which are explored in this paper.
Additional Notes This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. This article will be published in vol.8 (2014).
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