|Archive Name:||Language and Popular Culture in Africa|
|Host Institution:||University of Amsterdam|
|Contact Person:||Vincent A. De Rooij|
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?
Until now the LPCA text archives catalog simply consists of a list of titles of the texts. As the texts will grow in number, we will catalog text materials according to fields such as geographical origin, author(s)/speaker(s), collec tor, language, topic, and period.
If the electronic catalog conforms to some standard, please tell
us the name of the standard.
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:||Africa|
|Approx Number of Languages:||2|
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:
a bibliography of books and articles containing popular Swaili texts,
What proportion of the holdings are unique to
the archive and not available elsewhere?
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?
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?
References to LPCA publications should be in confomity with the citation method of the Columbia Guide to Online Style,
Do the electronic publications have ISBN numbers?
What plans are there to expand the electronic publication of archive holdings?
LPCA text archives will be expanded to include materials from languages other than Swahili.
Who is the legal owner of archived materials?
The original collector or his/her estate.
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?
If the original speakers/writers or their representatives should bring forward serious objections to publication, the LPCA editors will reconsider publication.
In cases where no electronic publication is planned, why is this so?
(e.g. funding, licensing, technical know-how, lack of interest).
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)?
All materials are in HTML format. There is a desire to transfer the existing files to XML. Whether and when this will be realized is as yet unclear.
Do you have any other comments about digital archives of
language material, or on this survey?