|Archive Name:||Instituto Lingüístico de Verano (México)|
|Host Institution:||Summer Institute of Linguistics, Mexico branch|
|Contact Person:||Albert Bickford|
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?
No catalog as such. This is a website with electronic publications produced by SIL members working in Mexico. There are some HTML indexes on the site that help people acess materials.
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:||Americas|
|Approx Number of Languages:||20|
|Main Languages:||Seri, plus several varieties of Mixtec, Zapotec, Nahuatl—eventually we hope to cover most of Mexico|
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:
Although this is a part of the SIL International site, it operates somewhat independently from it. It has its own editorial committee, design requirements, "look-and-feel", etc. The content is considerably different from what is currently de
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?
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?
I'm not sure what the question means, but… Much of the material on the site consists of discrete publications, some published only on the site, others converted from print publications. For these, "author" means the same thing as for print
Do the electronic publications have ISBN numbers?
What plans are there to expand the electronic publication of archive holdings?
We are actively posting new materials and anticipate continuing to do so over the next several years.
Who is the legal owner of archived materials?
For most items, the copyright is in the name of the Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., a Mexican non-profit organization that provides legal presence for SIL's work in Mexico.
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?
Before posting anything, the author must approve the final form of the publication. Native speakers who actively contribute to a work as an author are acknowledged as such, and have the same level of control as any author. (Others who pro
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)?
virtually all of the material is in HTML or PDF. There are no concrete plans to use XML, although that could be a possibility for dictionaries and interlinear glossed texts.
Do you have any other comments about digital archives of
language material, or on this survey?