Dublin Core's DCMIType ‘PhysicalObject’ and its use across the Open Language Archives Community

This study explores the composition of linguistic and anthropological language-focused artifact records which use the DCMIType term ‘PhysicalObject’. However, the results are broadly applicable to all users of Dublin Core. Dublin Core’s …

Dublin Core's DCMIType ‘PhysicalObject’ and its use across the Open Language Archives Community

This paper presents an analysis of research involving the use and validity of the DCMIType value ‘PhysicalObject’ in the OLAC network of data providers.

Where Have All the Collections Gone?: Analysis of OLAC Data Contributors' use of DCMIType 'Collection'

Language materials, as commonly conceptualized by academics, are resources which specifically exhibit or provide evidence of a naturally spoken language. The modern area of academic practice known as language documentation has its roots in …

On Rights Management in Anthropological and Linguistic Sound Collections

Archivists and curators benefit from well-documented rights declarations and agreements in the provenance of artifacts. Linguists, folklorists, anthropologists, and increasingly computer scientists, during the course of their work may create large …

Media Rights for Organizations

This whitepaper is a basic introduction to legal concerns organizations which produce media should address. It addresses copyright, and creative commons licenses.

Where Have All the Collections Gone?

The Open Language Archives Community (OLAC) aggregator currently compiles 443,217 records from 65 providers. Participating archives each provide Dublin Core metadata via an OAI feed.Based on the needs of both linguists and language community members, …

Language Documentation Collections: Assessment and Recognition

We edited a special collection at the Journal of Open Humanities Data which addressed the issue of Language Documentation Collections: Assessment and Recognition.

Language Archive Records: Interoperability of Referencing Practices and Metadata Models

With the rise of the digital language archive and the plethora of referenceable content, a critical question arises: “How easy is it for authors to use existing tools to cite the content they are referencing?” This is especially important as people …

From Archive to Citation

I present an overview of the kinds of challenges that authors have when they try to import metadata from archives into Zotero, where they will later use the data to craft references and citations.

Open Source Code Serving Endangered Languages

We present a database of open source code that can be used by low-resource language communities and developers to build digital resources. Our database is also useful to software developers working with those communities and to researchers looking to …