Collection metadata are the
information linguists and librarians need to archive your data.
Think of it as the card catalogue information of the 21st century.
All linguists, especially those working with endangered languages,
should archive their data for
Your collection metadata are the kinds of
public information that would ordinarily appear in the introduction
and bibliography of a book, monograph, or major article on the
languages covered by the collection. Your personal identifier is
automatically filled in from your Wordcorr user metadata.
OLAC, the Open Language Archives
Community. The terminology for metadata comes from both the
linguistically specific OLAC metadata standard and the broader Dublin Core
Metadata Initiative, which provides the framework
libraries now use for handling and searching for all types of data
including bibliographies via the Internet.
The collection metadata use the set of
precise categories defined by OLAC. There is also a Remarks
field for information that is useful but doesn't fit the metadata
framework. Variety metadata are stored
in the Varieties panel of Wordcorr, but their name and ISO/DIS
639-3 code elements are transmitted to OLAC as one kind of
Example. Here is an example of
Wordcorr's information categories, with the metadata for the
SulSel12 test data collection as an example. The creator's initials
and email are supplied automatically from the user's metadata. You
fill in the rest on the Collection panel of Wordcorr, as shown
When you're ready, you can go directly
to speech varieties:
contributor(s), if any:
glossing language, if any:
languages, Sulawesi, historical linguistics
languages of the southern peninsula of Sulawesi Island,
Indonesia, collected by Charles and Barbara Grimes and
Francis Dawson in the mid 1980s.
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IPA (not reproducible here), then replace 'Ry' with 'rj'.
source(s), if any:
Charles E. and Barbara D. Grimes. 1987. Languages of South
Sulawesi. Pacific Linguistics Series D, volume 78, i-viii,
source(s), if any:
peninsula of Sulawesi, north to the Toradja and PUS areas
School for Pacific Studies, Australian National University,
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documentation (choose one)
(blank if not asserted; asserted does not mean registered)