|Archive Name:||Alaska Native Language Center Archives|
|Host Institution:||University of Alaska Fairbanks|
|Contact Person:||Gary Holton|
If the archive has a catalog in a standardized format, what fields does it
contain? If not, what contextual information about the resources are
collected? What other information would you like to collect if you could?
If the electronic catalog conforms to some standard, please tell
us the name of the standard.
archive uses non-standard catalog format
To what extent have the archived materials been cataloged
If there is an online public access catalog, please give its URL.
3.1 What geographical regions and languages are covered?
|Main Regions Covered:||Americas|
|Approx Number of Languages:||20|
|Main Languages:||Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Eyak, Inupiaq, Yupik, Alaska Athabaskan|
3.2 Please give impressionistic estimates of the archive holdings for each of the data types.
Please list any other data types which are not included above,
or any other comments on the archive holdings:
This archvie contains near-comprehensive coverage of published and unpublished material regarding Alaska Native Languages.
What proportion of the holdings are unique to
the archive and not available elsewhere?
a significant amount
To what extent are the archive holdings published
electronically, where "published" means that there is
a well-defined procedure such that
anyone at all can get a standard copy of the data,
either on digital media or over the internet?
To what extent are the archive holdings accessible over the web?
just some samples
Is permission required before materials can be accessed?
Is there any fee for materials?
How are author and/or editor defined for the electronic publications?
Is there a bibliographical citation method?
Author/editor refer in general to the collector. For general fieldnotes and wordlists the speaker(s) are usually not listed (I'm not necessarily endorsing this policy). Where a language worker and speaker have collaborated both names are listed as author. Publications are cited as: Author. Date. Title. Catalog number. Alaska Native Language Center Archives.
Do the electronic publications have ISBN numbers?
What plans are there to expand the electronic publication of archive holdings?
We are currently in the process of creating an electronic catalog of the holdings, which will be web-accessible. At this point, we have completed the cataloging of the Gwich'in Athabaskan materials. We will begin making selected materials available over the web in PDF format. Complete digitization is planned but awaits funding. Note that some ANLC materials are available on the ALASKOOL website: http://www.alaskool.org/
Who is the legal owner of archived materials?
The original author remains legal owner of the materials. In the case of language materials collected from a speaker by a language worker, ownership is shared between the speaker and language worker.
Beyond legal ownership,
are there any asserted or perceived moral rights concerning
Do the holders of the archive see the original speakers or
their representatives as controlling publication?
ANLC strongly believes that the original speakers and their representative communities hold ultimate authority regarding distribution of materials. While most materials circulate freely, speakers retain the right to restrict circulation. (In the past such restrictions have been requested only for recordings, not for printed materials; however, we anticipate the possibility of more such requests as material is made available over the web.
In cases where no electronic publication is planned, why is this so?
(e.g. funding, licensing, technical know-how, lack of interest).
Publication is limiting mostly by funding, though several funding possibilities are in the works.
Is any of the data in a proprietary format (e.g. MS Word)? If so,
are there plans to transfer it to an open standard (e.g., XML)?
Most electronic data is in tagged-file format. Some is in MS Access format.
Do you have any other comments about digital archives of
language material, or on this survey?
Thanks for the survery.