News and Announcements

Heidi Anna Johnson / Anna Castle (1956-2022)

AILLA has heartbreaking and unexpected news to share. Our friend, mentor, and colleague, Heidi Anna Johnson, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. Heidi was the manager of AILLA from 2001 through 2012, and she built this archive into the internationally recognized language repository that it is. She laid the groundwork and built the foundation for everything that we do today.

AILLA Launches Free Online Course on Archiving

The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA) is delighted to announce the launch of a free online course called Archiving for the Future: Simple Steps for Archiving Language Documentation Collections, available at The course is a resource to aid people of all backgrounds in organizing born-digital and digitized language materials and data for deposit into any digital repository (not just AILLA) for long-term preservation and accessibility.