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LINGUIST List 22.1181

Thu Mar 10 2011

Providing: Useful Information for Language Documentation

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.     linguist , Update on EMELD Project

Message 1: Update on EMELD Project
Date: 10-Mar-2011
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Update on EMELD Project
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Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,

The E-MELD project (http://emeld.org/index.cfm), began in 2001, and
was a five-year project designed to aid in the preservation of
endangered languages data and documentation. The project is also
intended to support the development of the necessary infrastructure
for effective collaboration among electronic archives. The E-MELD
Maintenance Team (EMT), founded in 2007, is a continuation of the
E-MELD project, dedicated to keeping the site up-to-date with the
most current resources for field linguists.

The pages on the E-MELD site provide useful information and tips on
how to document and store language data. We are particularly proud
of The School of Best Practices.

Here, users can visit the 'classroom' (http://emeld.org/school/classroom/index.html)
and find lessons and tutorials on how to create archival and presentation
formats for various media types; better understand the concepts behind,
and the recommendations of best practices for various documentation types;
encode, store and render best practice data using assorted technologies;
and make data available to more researchers in enduring formats using
techniques for preservation. There is even Ask-an-Expert, where users
can ask our E-MELD panel members about creating and preserving digital
language documentation.

Our goal is to make E-MELD a useful resource for a wide range of users,
from students who are in the early stages of their research career to
professional field linguists. To keep the E-MELD site live and up-to-date,
we need a maintenance team.

For this, we need your donations!


If you feel that E-MELD is important to you and the linguistic community
at large, please contribute to our 2011 Fund Drive and support its maintenance.
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student assistants at LINGUIST List, including those who work on E-MELD
maintenance. Your donation will help us keep the LINGUIST List site running,
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We appreciate your generosity.

Best Regards,


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