Linguistic Linked Open Data: [Aug 2016]
The OLAC system has now been integrated with the Linguistic Linked Open Data Cloud.
Linked Data is "a recommended best practice for exposing, sharing, and connecting pieces of data, information, and knowledge on the Semantic Web using URIs and RDF." This opens the way for the contents of OLAC's 60 participating archives to be interlinked and queried.
Archive submission policies: [Nov 2015]
As a service to linguists who are in search of an archive that could receive a deposit of language resources they have created, this page lists all of the OLAC participants who have published their submission policy as part of their OLAC repository.
New OLAC Search Service: [Dec 2010]
In December 2010, to mark our 10th anniversary, OLAC announces a new search service.
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and hosted by the University of Pennsylvania
Libraries, the service provides powerful search over the combined catalog of all resources
from all participating archives. It is based on the "faceted search" strategy,
in which search results are successively narrowed by
clicking on available values of standardized descriptors like language, language family,
country, linguistic subfield, data type, format, and more. Click on "Search Strategies"
in the upper left panel for basic documentation:
Language Archives Tutorial at LSA (USA): [Jan 2009]
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: [Sep 2008]
In 2008 and 2009, OLAC is being presented at conferences in Australia, the Philippines, and Hawaii:
the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (Australia),
the Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (Philippines),
and the 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (Hawaii).
OLAC Presents at DRIVER Summit: [Jan 2008]
In January 2008, the DRIVER project (Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research)
convened a Summit to present results of its initial test-bed
phase and to pave the way for establishing an operational confederation of digital repositories.
DRIVER responds to the vision that all relevant scientific content should be easily accessible through internet-based infrastructures.
Like OLAC, DRIVER builds on the OAI (Open Archives Initiative)
OLAC was invited to present its work on developing a
"thematic" federation of repositories focused on language