OLAC

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, …

Resource Discovery at the Linguistic Lab Level

By participating in OLAC Linguistic Labs can advertise their services and their products. This can raise the profile of the entire lab.

OLAC Subject Terms and Their Equivalents

An initial look issues in developing a cross-walk between Library of Congress Subject Heading terms to OLAC subject terms.

Language Archive Records: Interoperability of Referencing Practices and Metadata Models

SIL-UND M.A. Thesis Defense where I discuss some sailent related to the ability to easily re-use archival metadata records to produce references in scholarly publications.

Describing Serials in Dublin Core

A short bibliography of works to consult when looking at how to describe serials in Dublin Core.

From CV to OLAC

I demonstrate how a researcher can use their personal website to advertise their publications and presentations in OLAC. I use open source technologies to take markdown files and convert them into a compliant XML feed. The result is greater exposure of one’s academic experience to those looking for language resources.

SEO Considerations for Linguistic Resources

SEO for standard websites is pretty straight forward. I happen to be working on a website redesign (in Drupal) which presents Linguistic resources both published and unpublished. I recently came across two specialized SEO options which are useful: