The organization of OLAC is set out in the
OLAC Process document.
Current membership for each of the categories is listed below.
Advisory Board (2016-17)
|Helen Aristar Dry||University of Texas at Austin|
|Chu-Ren Huang||Hong Kong Polytechnic University|
|Brian MacWhinney||Carnegie Mellon University|
LINGUIST List, Detroit, USA
Linguistic Data Consortium,
Alaska Native Language Center,
Archive of the Indigenous Languages of
Max Planck Digital Library,
Oxford Text Archive,
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with standards and best practices for language resource archiving
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in technical discussions concerning OLAC archives
The Open Archives Initiative
OLAC is part of a larger community known as the
Open Archives Initiative.
The OAI develops and promotes interoperability standards
for digital archives, and currently spans dozens of archives and
a total of over a million records. The OAI community page lists
OAI mailing lists, archives, and websites.
The OAI Community
Many of OLAC's participating archives are also members of
DELAMAN, the Digital Endangered Languages and Musics Archives Network.
DELAMAN is an international umbrella body for archives and other initiatives with the goal of documenting and archiving endangered languages and cultures worldwide.
The DELAMAN Community
Building OLAC Services
Building OLAC is a community-wide effort involving people in many
countries. The services running on the OLAC site have been developed
by Steven Bird, Gary Simons, Haejoong Lee, Éva Bánik,
Alan Lee, Baden Hughes, Amol Kamat, David Ormiston-Smith and Debbie Chang.
Work on the core infrastructure was funded by US National Science
Foundation grants to the University of Pennsylvania, CMU and
Wayne State University:
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the
Digital Library Research Group
at Old Dominion University and the
Walls team of the Los Alamos National Laboratories.
The OLAC website is hosted at the Linguistic
Data Consortium at the University of Pennsylvania.