The purpose of the New Generation Documentation and Archiving Thread is to ensure that all material (including primary recordings, transcripts, experimental results, dictionaries, and so on) created by research participants at CoEDL is managed and archived effectively. This supports the citation of primary material, essential for verifying claims made by researchers, but also makes the materials accessible to the speakers who were recorded and their community.
CoEDL takes the need to create records that will be available in the long term very seriously. All CoEDL researchers have been trained and provided with guidelines for creating records during their research, as well as how to deposit those records in an archive with information that specifies how they can be used. The primary archive we use across the Centre is the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). Some of our materials are also stored with AIATSIS.