OLAC activities at LSA 2007

Steven Bird sb at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Mon Dec 4 06:44:03 UTC 2006

OLAC will be hosting a tutorial on digital language archiving at
the upcoming annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America,
January 4-7, in Anaheim, CA. OLAC will also host office hours on two
subsequent days in order to allow for one-on-one follow up with the
tutorial presenters and for interaction with OLAC representatives
about how to implement a data provider and join the community.
For conference details, see http://www.lsadc.org/info/meet-annual.cfm

Below is the schedule of relevant events.


OLAC events at LSA 2007, Jan 4-7, Anaheim CA

1. Tutorial session Thursday, Jan 4, 4:00 - 7:00
"A field linguist's guide to making long-lasting texts and databases"

Laura Buszard-Welcher   Best practice in your back pocket: Getting the
                           most out of the tools you have
Deborah Anderson        A field linguist's guide to Unicode
Michael Appleby         How to use Unicode on your computer
Jessica Boynton         Transcription, time-alignment, and annotation
Naomi Fox               Using FilemakerPro to produce archivable
                           language documentation
Connie Dickinson        The Tsafiki Text Factory
Laura Buszard-Welcher   Summary and Q&A

2. OLAC Office hours    Oceanside Room
Friday, Jan 5, 10:30 - 11:30
Saturday, Jan 6, 10:00 - 1:00

Three services offered:
a. consultation with the tutorial speakers
b. advice about corpus management & formats
c. advice how to set up an OLAC data provider

Heidi Johnson <hjohnson at mail.utexas.edu> will post a more specific
schedule of advisors available during our office hours at a later
time.  All OLAC members are welcome to participate in the office
hours. If you want to offer consultation on some relevant topic
during some specific subset of our hours, let Heidi know and she'll
note that on the schedule.

3. LINGUIST-LIST office hours       Oceanside Room
Friday, Jan 5, 9:30 - 10:30
Saturday, Jan 6, 1:00 - 2:00

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