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Findings from the Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives

Description: This white paper comprehensively describes the insights that emerged from the Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives. Key topics include a typology of language archives, the perspectives of stakeholder groups, and improving access to language archives.
Date: July 25, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary & Roth, Heather
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Transcript Summary 1: Introduction and Background

Description: This document provides a transcript summary of the first part of the Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives; it contains an overview of language archives by Gary Holton and an overview of user-centered design by Christina Wasson.
Date: July 15, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary & Roth, Heather
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Transcript Summary 4: Sunday Discussion

Description: This document provides a transcript summary of the fourth part of Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives; it contains a detailed summary of discussions on the second day of the workshop.
Date: July 15, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary & Roth, Heather
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Transcript Summary 2: Individual Presentations by Workshop Participants: Perspectives of Stakeholder Groups

Description: This document provides a transcript summary of the second part of Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives; it contains a detailed summary of individual presentations by all workshop participants on the perspectives of stakeholder groups.
Date: July 15, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary & Roth, Heather
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Transcript Summary 5: Conclusions

Description: This document provides a transcript summary of the fifth and final part of Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives; it contains a detailed summary of the concluding discussion at the end of the workshop.
Date: July 15, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary & Roth, Heather
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Transcript Summary 3: Saturday Discussion

Description: This document provides a transcript summary of the third part of Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives; it contains a detailed summary of discussions on the first day of the workshop.
Date: July 15, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary & Roth, Heather
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Organization of knowledge and information in digital archives of language materials

Description: This article reports the first empirical investigation of various dimensions of organization and representation of recorded knowledge and information in language archives. The study used a combination of semi-structured interviews and content analysis. Results demonstrate that, while some of the phenomena related to organization of information in language archives are specific to these types of archives, others are more typical and have been addressed by libraries in past research and practice.
Date: April 13, 2021
Creator: Burke, Mary; Zavalina, Oksana; Phillips, Mark Edward & Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Strategies for Increasing Findabilitiy of Language Data

Description: Poster discussing practical methods for ensuring the quality of descriptive metadata associated with linguistic datasets in language archive deposits. Digital language archives are valuable tools for facilitating language revitalization, providing data on lesser-known languages, and supporting reproducibility of research and development of linguistic theory, though their potential remains unrealized as the data available in language archives are rarely accessed by linguists or language communit… more
Date: January 4, 2020
Creator: Burke, Mary
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Challenges to Representing Personal Names and Language Names in Language Archives: Examples from Northeast India

Description: Article reviewing one particular challenge to data management relevant to South Asia, which is the complexity of names (of individuals, groups, and languages). It was presented at the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on September 30-October 1, 2021 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021.
Date: October 7, 2021
Creator: Burke, Mary & Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Collaborating with Language Community Members to Enrich Ethnographic Descriptions in a Language Archive

Description: Article describing a pilot project undertaken at the Computational Resource for South Asian Languages (CoRSAL) which explores a collaborative archiving approach to enable language community members to tell their own stories by adding contextual information to archival materials. It was presented at the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on September 30-October 1, 2021 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021.
Date: October 7, 2021
Creator: Burke, Mary
Partner: UNT College of Information

Identifying Challenges for Information Organization in Language Archives: Preliminary Findings

Description: Conference paper elucidates the issues facing language archive managers and users through two steps: content analysis of information organization in language archives, and semi-structured interviews with language archive managers and users. Primary challenges identified include lacking institutional support and a range of factors which impact authority control in language archives. This version is the author's accepted manuscript.
Date: March 19, 2020
Creator: Burke, Mary & Zavalina, Oksana
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Creating Workflow for Mediated Archiving in CoRSAL

Description: Article on the development of a workflow process that can accommodate the range of different language depositors in the Computational Resource for South Asian Languages (CoRSAL). It was presented at the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on September 30-October 1, 2021 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021.
Date: October 7, 2021
Creator: Dale, Merrion
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Leveraging Digital Library Infrastructure to Build a Language Archive

Description: Article introduces the collaboration between the Computational Resource for South Asian Languages (CoRSAL) group and the University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Library to build a series of interconnected digital collections for various language communities. It was presented at the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on September 30-October 1, 2021 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021.
Date: October 7, 2021
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Burke, Mary; Tarver, Hannah & Zavalina, Oksana
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Using existing metadata standards and tools for a digital language archive: a balancing act

Description: Article discusses how building a digital language archive requires a number of steps to ensure collecting, describing, preserving and providing access to language data in effective and efficient ways. This paper introduces the reader to the background of this project and discusses some of the areas important for representing language materials where both University of North Texas Libraries (UNTL) metadata and CoRSAL metadata practices were adapted to better fit the needs of intended audiences.
Date: June 16, 2022
Creator: Burke, Mary; Tarver, Hannah; Phillips, Mark Edward & Zavalina, Oksana
Partner: UNT College of Information

Descriptive richness of free-text metadata: a comparative analysis of three language archives

Description: This article analyzes item‐level metadata in three language archives by focusing on free‐text metadata: the Endangered Language Archive, Pacific Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures, and the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America. The study identified categories of information included in Description metadata fields and the relative distribution of these categories.
Date: October 22, 2020
Creator: Burke, Mary & Zavalina, Oksana
Partner: UNT College of Information

Investigation of Descriptive Richness of Free-Text Metadata in Language Archives

Description: This presentation introduces language archives and analyzes item‐level metadata in three of them by focusing on free‐text metadata: the Endangered Language Archive, Pacific Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures, and the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America. The study identified categories of information included in Description metadata fields and the relative distribution of these categories.
Date: October 26, 2020
Creator: Burke, Mary & Zavalina, Oksana
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Proceedings of the International Workshop on Digital Language Archives: LangArc-2023

Description: Conference proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on June 30, 2023 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2023. It includes 10 peer-reviewed papers that were presented at the workshop and an introduction from the workshop organizers.
Date: July 3, 2023
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana & Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Making Photographs in Language Archives Maximally Useful: Metadata Guidelines for Community and Academic Depositors

Description: Article focusing on metadata creation for photographs in language archives. It was presented at the 2nd International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on June 30, 2023 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2023.
Date: July 3, 2023
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information
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A CARE- and FAIR-Ready Distributed Access Control System for Human-Created Data

Description: Article describe the approach which the authors are taking to access control and a design for a distributed access control system which can look after the A-is-for-accessible in FAIR data while respecting the CARE principles. It was presented at the 2nd International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on June 30, 2023 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2023.
Date: July 3, 2023
Creator: Sefton, Peter; Sacal Bonequi, Moises; Musgrave, Simon & Fewster, Jenny
Partner: UNT College of Information
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An Ethnography of a Digital Archive: A Usability Study of the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA)

Description: Digital language archives are used for the preservation of documented language data, such as video and voice recordings, transcriptions, survey data, and ethnographic fieldnotes. This data is most often used for research and linguists and anthropologists are generally heavily involved in the creation of language archives. Ideally, Indigenous communities that are represented in the archives are also able to access their data, but this is not always the case, especially if poor internet access an… more
Date: December 2021
Creator: Ewing, Michael
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Exploration of Information Organization in Language Archives

Description: This article reports preliminary results of the first stage of a research project that seeks to identify the information organization methods and techniques currently offered in the language data archives and the gaps between the tools and techniques available and the needs of actual and potential users of language data archives.
Date: October 18, 2019
Creator: Burke, Mary & Zavalina, Oksana
Partner: UNT College of Information
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