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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

20 June 2009

Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC)


20 Jun 2009

PARADISEC, c/o The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

"PARADISEC (Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures) offers a facility for digital conservation and access for endangered materials from the Pacific region, defined broadly to include Oceania and East and Southeast Asia. Our research group has developed models to ensure that the archive can provide access to interested communities, and conforms with emerging international standards for digital archiving. Our research group is composed of investigators from the four participating institutions [i.e. Universities of Sydney, Melbourne, New England, & ANU - ed.]

PARADISEC collaborates with other groups to promote good practice in field documentation and digital archiving of endangered languages:
Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) [http://www.linguistics.unimelb.edu.au/thieberger/RNLD/RNLDmailing.html],
the Open Language Archives Community (OLAC) [http://www.language-archives.org],
the Digital Endangered Languages and Musics Network (DELAMAN) [http://www.delaman.org/] and the
Electronic Metastructure for Endangered Languages Data project (E-MELD) [http://www.emeld.org/index.cfm].

At September 2008 PARADISEC's collection contains 2051 hours of digital audio and video files on 3.65 TB of disk space. A catalogue of this material is available at the link given in the right hand frame of this page. 614 languages from 60 countries are represented in PARADISEC's collection."

Site contents:
* About Us;
* Services (Access Our Database, Make a Deposit, Downloads, Training Workshops, Commercial Services);
* Links (Archives and Archiving, Audio Preservation, Digitisation and Digital Links, Digital Image and Video Collections, Endangered Music and Languages, Linguistics Software Annotation and Dictionaries, Metadata, Pacific Languages and Resources, Software, XML);
* Contact Us;
* Administration;
* Sitemap;
* PARADISEC Quick Links (PARADISEC NEWS - Winners of 2008 VERSI prize... , Recent PARADISEC publications, Ethnographic Eresearch (EthnoER), Transient Languages & Cultures Blog);
* How you can help;
* Basic metadata describing PARADISEC's collection;
* Internal catalogue records (Search/Browse fields: #Persistent identifier, #Item name, #Collector name, #Source Language, #Dialect, #Country, #Region / village, #Longitude, #Latitude);
* Privacy Policy.

URL http://paradisec.org.au

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/paradisec.org.au

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Corporate Info./Documents/Online Guide

* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:

* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:

* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 1000

Please note that the above details were correct on 17 October 2005. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com