What's New:

There’s still time to save on 2015 membership fees. Now through March 2, all organizations will receive a 5% discount when they join for MY2015. MY2014 members are eligible for an additional 5% off the fee when they renew before March 2. 

Don’t miss this savings opportunity. Secure your membership today for access to new corpora as well as discounts on our catalog of over 600 holdings. 2015 publications include the following:

  • CIEMPIESS - Mexican Spanish radio broadcast audio and transcripts     
  • GALE Phase 3 and 4 data – all tasks and languages
  • Mandarin Chinese Phonetic Segmentation and Tone Corpus - phonetic segmentation and tone labels  
  • RATS Speech Activity Detection  – multilanguage audio for robust speech detection and language identification
  • SEAME - Mandarin-English code-switching speech

To join, create or sign into your LDC user account, select your preferred membership type from the Catalog, add the item to your bin and follow the check-out process. The Membership Office will apply any discounts. Alternatively, if you have already received a renewal invoice from LDC, you can simply pay against that.

For more information on the benefits of membership, visit Join LDC

LDC now has a Twitter feed. Start following us today for updates on new corpora releases and the latest LDC news.

We've revamped our user services to make it easier than ever to access LDC data. Now you can become an LDC member, request corpora, sign agreements and submit payment online directly from your LDC user account.

You’ll receive email notifications of key points in the transaction, when for instance, an order is created, agreements are signed, payment is received and data is shipped. You can also track the status of a transaction from your user account. 

Visit the new Managing Your LDC Account page to learn more about user accounts and their privileges and the steps for online transactions.

As always, thanks to our members, sponsors, collaborators and licensees for your continued support.

Podcasts from the complete set of staff interviews conducted as part of LDC's 20th Anniversary can be accessed from the LDC Blog. Hear what long-time staffers had to say about their experiences at LDC.

Christopher Cieri, Executive Director -- Chris reflects on the road that brought him to LDC, some of his early responsibilities and Consortium activities. 

Mohamed Maamouri, Senior Researcher -- Mohamed recounts his personal and professional experiences and comments on Arabic resource development at LDC.

David Graff, Lead Programmer -- Dave was one of LDC's first staff members and offers some insights on LDC's early days.

Yiwola Awoyale, Moussa Bamba, Researchers -- Yiwola and Moussa discuss how they came to LDC, their work on West African langauges and how it benefits multiple communities.

Natalia Bragilveskaya, Business Manager; Ilya Ahtaridis, Membership Coordinator; Marian Reed, Marketing Coordinator -- Natalia, Ilya and Marian recall the early days of LDC and the development of its interactions with the University of Pennsylvania, sponsors, members, licensees and collaborators.