By Open Language Archive we mean a digital repository of language data, documentation and description, including texts, recordings, dictionaries, grammars and field notes, where there is an intent to make the materials openly available. "Open Language Archive" is construed broadly, to include any such repository which has an accessible digital component, even if it is just an online catalog or a few digital holdings. It also encompasses organizations which publish language data in electronic form. (NB. Our use of "open" is inspired by the Open Archives initiative.)
Examples of the kinds of archives we have in mind are listed here: Archives for Language Documentation and Description.
The purpose of this survey is to identify:
Additionally, we would like to find out about the metadata (i.e. catalog fields) used for classifying archived language materials.
Preliminary survey results are available here.
Please respond to as many questions as possible, especially to the questions in red. You can submit a survey response for an archive whether or not you are the maintainer. Omit questions that are irrelevant or too time-consuming. Please pass the survey on to any other archivists, librarians and language specialists. Thank-you!