Kennen Sie schon … das Endangered Language Archive?

The Endan­gered Lan­guages Archive (ELAR) is a dig­i­tal repos­i­to­ry for pre­serv­ing mul­ti­me­dia col­lec­tions of endan­gered lan­guages from all over the world, mak­ing them avail­able for future gen­er­a­tions.

ELAR’s mis­sion is to:

- pro­vide a safe long-term repos­i­to­ry for lan­guage doc­u­men­ta­tion col­lec­tions
- train and sup­port depos­i­tors in col­lec­tion cre­ation and preser­va­tion
- make col­lec­tions acces­si­ble free of charge to researchers, com­mu­ni­ties, and the pub­lic
- sup­port users in dis­cov­er­ing and access­ing record­ings

In ELAR’s col­lec­tions you can find record­ings of every-day con­ver­sa­tions, instruc­tions on how to build fish traps or boats, expla­na­tions of kin­ship sys­tems and the use of med­i­c­i­nal plants, and learn about art forms like string fig­ures and sand draw­ings. ELAR’s col­lec­tions are unique records of local knowl­edge sys­tems encod­ed in their lan­guages, described by the hold­ers of the knowl­edge them­selves.

Im Blog gibt es regelmäßig Ein­blicke in die Arbeit hin­ter den Kulis­sen des Archivs oder auch „im Feld“.
ELAR ist zudem auch bei  Twit­terInsta­gram and Face­book vertreten.

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