OLAC, the Open Language Archives Community, is an international
partnership of institutions and individuals who are creating a worldwide
virtual library of language resources by:
developing consensus on best current practice for the digital
archiving of language resources, and
developing a network of interoperating repositories and services
for housing and accessing such resources.
New OLAC Search Service:
In December 2010, to mark our 10th anniversary, OLAC announces a new search service...
Language Archives Tutorial at LSA:
In January 2009, an OLAC-endorsed tutorial on language archives was held at the winter meeting of the Linguistic Society of America...
OLAC Presented at three Pacific Conferences:
In 2008 and 2009, OLAC is being presented at conferences in Australia, the Philippines, and Hawaii...
OLAC Presents at Driver Summit:
In January 2008, the DRIVER project convened a Summit [re] an operational confederation of digital repositories...
OLAC Presents at NSF Workshop on Documenting Endangered Langauges:
In October 2007, the US National Science Foundation put on a workshop to assess the state of the
art in documenting endangered languages...
OLAC receives new NSF Sponsorship:
The US National Science Foundation has funded a project
OLAC: Accessing the World's Language Resources...
More news ...
OLAC Standards - specify how OLAC operates
Recommendations - express consensus of OLAC members regarding language resource archiving
Notes - background information and guidance for implementers
| Implementers' FAQ
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OLAC Archives contain over 100,000 records,
covering resources in half of the world's living languages.
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