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Preserving a living archive of Indigenous language material

Godfrey, Neil, Mamtora, Jayshree and Bow, Catherine (2016). Preserving a living archive of Indigenous language material. In: VALA 2016 - Libraries, Technology and the Future, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 9-11 February 2016.

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Author Godfrey, Neil
Mamtora, Jayshree
Bow, Catherine
Title Preserving a living archive of Indigenous language material
Conference Name VALA 2016 - Libraries, Technology and the Future
Conference Location Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Conference Dates 9-11 February 2016
Place of Publication Warrandyte, VIC
Publisher VALA
Publication Year 2016
Total Pages 16
Field of Research 280103 Information Storage, Retrieval and Management
200319 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages
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 (, 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
Keyword Digitisation
Living archive
Keeping culture alive
Community memory
Additional Notes This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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