Preserving a living archive of indigenous language material
VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 5: Warding the Past
Tuesday 9 February 2016, 15:20 – 15:50
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2016-proceedings/vala2016-session-5-mamtora
Neil Godfrey, Jayshree Mamtora and Catherine Bow
Charles Darwin University, NT
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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 (www.cdu.edu.au/laal), 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.
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