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Sat 26 Oct 1991

FYI: Aboriginal Material, Semiotics

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  1. David Nash, An Archive of Australian Aboriginal Linguistic Material
  2. AHARRIS - Alan Harris, PLEASE POST RE:SEMIOTICS COMMISSION AT SCA/BUSINESS MEETING

Message 1: An Archive of Australian Aboriginal Linguistic Material

Date: Fri, 25 Oct 91 13:13:43 EST
From: David Nash <dgn612csc2.anu.edu.au>
Subject: An Archive of Australian Aboriginal Linguistic Material
 A List of Machine-Readable Texts held at AIATSIS, Canberra
			 September 1991
A catalog giving brief details of material held in the Aboriginal
Studies Electronic Data Archive of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander Studies is available on the LINGUIST
listserv. This catalog may be obtained by sending the message:
get aboriginal-cat
to the address:
listservuniwa.uwa.oz.au
 *** *** ***
What is the Aboriginal Studies Electronic Data Archive?
The archive provides a service to researchers in the field of Aboriginal
Studies. By accessing information in electronic form researchers can
engage in comparative linguistic work, can locate references that are not
available by keyword searching of catalogues, and can 'add value' to
existing work (by producing various forms of output from existing data
files). Researchers may request particular searches or other uses of the
archive.
The archive offers a free service of secure long term storage of
electronic data. It also arranges for the production of information in
electronic form from paper texts, using optical scanning technology. Data
and scanned graphics can be obtained from the archive for use in
literature production.
The archive is available to researchers, subject to deposit and access
conditions. It currently has material of the following types:
	* Dictionaries of Aboriginal languages.
	* Texts in Aboriginal languages.
	* Graphics for use in literature production.
	* General texts relating to Aboriginal Australia.
	* Theses on topics in Aboriginal Studies.
In addition the archive has software and can provide information and
advice about use of Macintosh computers.
What restrictions are there?
Normal copyright restrictions apply, and there may be additional
restrictions placed on items in the archive by depositors. Deposit and
access forms accompany each item, specifying the type of access permitted.
Many items are freely available for the use of researchers.
Deposit and access forms are included in the centre pages of this
catalogue.
How can I use the archive?
In two ways. First, you can deposit information with the archive. Any
information that you produce or have produced on disk can be deposited.
Any information that would normally be deposited with the AIATSIS in a
hard copy can now also be deposited in electronic form.
Second, you can request information from the archive. You will then be
sent a copy of the data, subject to the access restrictions placed on it
by the depositor. There may be nominal charges for disks and
documentation.
For further information contact:
 Nick Thieberger
 Aboriginal Studies Electronic Data Archive
 AIATSIS
 GPO Box 553
 Canberra ACT 2601
 Australia
 +61-6 246 1170
 +61-6 249 7310 (fax)
 e-mail: aiatsispeg.pegasus.oz.au (within Australia)
 aiatsispeg.apc.org (outside Australia)
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Message 2: PLEASE POST RE:SEMIOTICS COMMISSION AT SCA/BUSINESS MEETING

Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1991 05:37:11 EDT
From: AHARRIS - Alan Harris <vcspc005VAX.CSUN.EDU>
Subject: PLEASE POST RE:SEMIOTICS COMMISSION AT SCA/BUSINESS MEETING
TO: ALL COMMUNICATORS/SEMIOTICIANS ATTENDING SCA IN ATLANTA.
WE WANT TO REMIND YOU ONCE AGAIN OF THE DROP IN BUSINESS MEETING(S)
WE WILL BE HAVING AT sPEECH cOMMUNICATION aSSOC. NATIONAL CONVENTION IN
ATLANTA. THURS. OCT.31 (THE FIRST DAY OF THE CONVENTION) BETWEEN 12-5 PM TO
DISCUSS PLANS, ROUND UP SIGNATURES FOR THE PETITION(S) TO POPOSE THE
COMMISSION ON SEMIOTICS IN THE SCA (SEMCOM), GET A WORKING GROUP OF OFFICER(S)
AND THE LIKE. IF NECESSARY, A SECOND BUSINESS MTG. ON SATURDAY, noV. 2,
7:15-8:45. THE THURS. MTG IS IN TOWER 3; THE SATURDAY ONE, TOWER 16.
COME AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT; LEND A VOICE! WE CANNOT DO IT ALONE.
JACKIE MARTINEZ (BABSON COLLEGE)
ALAN HARRIS (CSU, NORTHRIDGE)
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