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.

The course material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. BCS-1653380 (Susan S. Kung and Anthony C. Woodbury, PIs; September 1, 2016, to August 31, 2020). The course is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. At the moment, the course is available only in English; the next steps are to translate the curriculum into Spanish and Portuguese to make it more accessible to AILLA’s Latin American audience. We invite translations into these and other languages, as well; for this reason, we chose the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

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