: [RNLD] Links between publication and sound corpus
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/
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
> 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
> On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 12:59 PM, Mat Bettinson <mat at plothatching.com>
> > On 8 March 2013 13:25, Doug Cooper <doug.cooper.thailand at gmail.com>
> >> 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
> > 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
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