[Lingtyp] Archiving dictionary files

Nick Thieberger thien at unimelb.edu.au
Sat Oct 13 18:19:25 UTC 2018

Dear Colleagues,

PARADISEC is seeking to archive your digital files representing
dictionaries created over the past generations. The availability of
dictionaries in primary text files is particularly important, as it allows
future re-use of the material without requiring laborious text recognition
or retyping of the work.

Such files can be held on restricted access, but keeping them in an archive
will ensure that the files are findable in the future.

Draft versions can also be held as safe copies with later versions added

PARADISEC currently holds a number of dictionaries, some examples of which
are listed below. Some are image files that permit out of print
dictionaries to be available more widely, and some are textual files.
OE1-AmarasiDictionary (text)
WS1-Namakir (text)
TD2-KoitaEnglish (text)
CHA1-dictionary Chamorro (text)
ER1-dictionary Middle Wahgi Dictionary (text)
JL2-anejom A dictionary of Anejom̃ (text)
Kiwai Vocabulary John Harris (images only)
JMJ1-KimDic Kimaragang Trilingual Dictionary: Kimaragang, Malay, English
KR1-pohnpeian Pohnpeian dictionary (images only)
JW2-Azumeina Azumeina - English Dictionary (images only)
NT8-TEXT Dictionary and texts in South Efate (text)
JTJ1-dictionary Yapese dictionary (text)
MFD1-HARDACRE_DICTIONARY Dictionary of Raga (North Pentecost) Language by
Miss Hardacre (images only)
AC2-VATC201 Atchin - English Dictionary (images only)

(see more examples here:

Please contact me if you would like to deposit a copy of your dictionary
files. There is no charge for this service.


Nick Thieberger


Assoc.Prof. Nick Thieberger

ARC Future Fellow

School of Languages and Linguistics

The University of Melbourne

Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia

+61 3 8344 8952

*http://* <http://languages-linguistics.unimelb.edu.au/thieberger>*nthieberger.net

Director, *Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered
Cultures (PARADISEC)* <http://paradisec.org.au/>

Editor, *Language Documentation & Conservation Journal *

CI in the  *Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language*
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