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PARADISEC at 100, Feb 17-19, 2021

Archiving, Nick Thieberger, PARADISEC

Date: 1 September 2020

Event website: 

Demangar dwonk-kaadidjiny: Vois blong bubu i kam bak: Entendre les ancêtres: Fa'aro'o i te mau tupuna: Hearing the ancestors

L'appel à contributions français est ci-dessous

The Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources In Endangered Languages is hosting a conference in Sydney and online, Wednesday, February 17-19th, 2021. We celebrate over 100 TB in the PARADISEC archive! Registration is free.

Papers can be short (10 minutes), or long (20 minutes)

We particularly welcome presentations from people in the Pacific and from Indigenous Australians

Please submit proposed presentations of no more than 250 words below.

The call for papers closes on Friday 9 October 2020. You will be informed about your submission in mid-October.

The conference will explore a range of themes around community access to research materials, the archive and its role in collaborative research, including, but not limited to the following topics:

  • How to get archival materials back to source communities
  • Archival interfaces, landing pages and contextual information about collections
  • Increasing the number of digital language and music archives
  • Podcasts for public engagement with archives/research
  • The future of archiving catalogue systems
  • Possibility of new collaborative microservices for managing collections
  • What could be done with my collection
  • Diaspora populations reconnecting with Traditional Cultural Expression in archives
  • Relearning Traditional Cultural Expressions from archived recordings
  • Automated methods for getting text from primary sources (automated speech recognition, enhanced OCR)
  • Ethics of digital distribution and of not digitising collections

Presentations can be given in any language, but we encourage pre-recording and subtitling into English if possible.

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University