: [RNLD] Links between publication and sound corpus

Colleen Hattersley colhatts at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 18 02:17:22 UTC 2013

Ruth and others
At the recent ALW there was some discussion about a company that associates
sound to a printed document. The sound is heard by swiping a special
pen-like instrument over particular spots on the page.  Not sure if this
process would be suitable for academic documents but it might be worth
investigating.  Here is the linkk: http://www.printingasia.com/
Colleen Hattersley

On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 2:02 PM, Ruth Singer <ruth.singer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Steffen and others,
> So we've got the technological know-how and we've got archives that
> will store these sound files in a way that we can link to. The problem
> is how to publish documents with linked audio files in way that will
> receive the same academic recognition as a print publication without
> linked audio. Mouton de Gruyter has gone backwards in their policy
> regards audio files. The latest information I received is that they
> will not include CDs in their linguistics books or host audio files
> without obtaining intellectual property over the sound files.
> I am interested in publishing descriptive work on an endangered
> language with linked audio files. At the moment I'm hoping that the
> OALI initiative will produce academically recognised way to publish
> this:
> http://hpsg.fu-berlin.de/OALI/
> Here's a bit pasted from their website:
> OALI is an Open Ac­cess ini­tia­tive of Ste­fan Müller (and other
> lin­guists at FU Berlin) and Mar­tin Haspel­math that was start­ed in
> Au­gust 2012 and quick­ly found many promi­nent sup­port­ers (more
> than 100 by now). Please refer to back­ground and mo­ti­va­tion to
> learn more about the se­ri­ous prob­lems that we see with the
> tra­di­tion­al prac­tice of book pub­li­ca­tion in our field. An
> ex­tend­ed ver­sion of this doc­u­ment in­clud­ing de­tailed num­bers
> and case stud­ies can be found in Müller, 2012.
> Our pro­posed so­lu­tion is open-ac­cess pub­li­ca­tion in which the
> (freely avail­able) elec­tron­ic book is the pri­ma­ry en­ti­ty.
> Print­ed copies are avail­able through print-on-de­mand ser­vices.
> We are plan­ning to set up a pub­li­ca­tion unit at the FU Berlin,
> co­or­di­nat­ed by Ste­fan Müller and Mar­tin Haspel­math, that
> pub­lish­es high-qual­i­ty book-length work from any sub­field of
> lin­guis­tics.
> Cheers,
> Ruth
> On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 12:59 PM, Mat Bettinson <mat at plothatching.com>
> wrote:
> > On 8 March 2013 13:25, Doug Cooper <doug.cooper.thailand at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Yes, this states the server solution exactly.  This does not pose any
> >> technical barrier (it's just a matter of providing a wrapper for
> >> something like sox or mp3splt).
> >
> >
> > I recently knocked up something that did exactly what John described. I
> > implemented it as a Python CGI script running on a web server. You pass a
> > filename and the start/end time periods and it uses the Python Wave
> library
> > to simply generate a new wave file and then sends that to the web
> browser as
> > Content-Type: audio/wav.
> >
> > As you say if you're working on mp3 data it would need to be more
> > sophisticated, piping to mp3splt etc.
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Mat Bettinson
> >
> --
> Ruth Singer
> ARC Research Fellow
> Linguistics Program
> School of Languages and Linguistics
> Faculty of Arts
> University of Melbourne 3010
> Tel. +61 3 90353774
> http://languages-linguistics.unimelb.edu.au/academic-staff/ruth-singer

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