An OLAC Perspective on Services: The Forgotten Language Resources

What is the overlap between services and language resources? How ought these be described in the OLAC application profile?

OLAC Term Consolidation

A quick look at how OLAC can benefit from term consolidation.

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 …

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, …

Corpora, Collections, and Datasets

There has been some discussion of what constitutes a collection among language documentation practitioners. Johnson (Citation: Johnson, 2004, p. 142) Johnson, H. (2004). Language documentation and archiving, or how to build a better corpus.