|Archive Name:||National Anthropological Archives|
|Host Institution:||Smithsonian Institution|
|Contact Person:||Robert Leopold|
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.
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 Americas Asia Europe Oceania|
|Approx Number of Languages:|
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:
The NAA has more than 1,300 sound recordings of Native American myths, legends, stories and songs recorded by John Peabody Harrington and his associates for the Bureau of American Ethnology between 1912 and 1941. The NAA has all of H arrington's aluminum disk recordings, plus newly mastered reel-to-reel audiotapes from which duplicate cassettes are produced on demand.
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?
Do the electronic publications have ISBN numbers?
What plans are there to expand the electronic publication of archive holdings?
The NAA has placed collection guides, finding aids and digital images online, but there are no immediate plans for online publication of language materials.
Who is the legal owner of archived materials?
The United States is the legal owner.
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?
In cases where no electronic publication is planned, why is this so?
(e.g. funding, licensing, technical know-how, lack of interest).
Lack of funds
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)?
Do you have any other comments about digital archives of
language material, or on this survey?