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Metadata and file-naming
LAT News is a useful blog with discussions of language archiving technology run by the MPI.
Metadata guidelines & software
Archive Builder (ARBIL) is an application developed by MPI for arranging research material and associated metadata into a format appropriate for archiving. It is basically the successor to the IMDI Editor.
Archon is software (developed by U Illinois) for archivists and manuscript curators which automatically publishes archival descriptive information and digital archival objects in a user-friendly website.
Arts and Humanities Data Services (AHDS), UK, Metadata for your Digital Resource 2004.
Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure (CLARIN) (an initiative of the European Science Foundation) is committed to establish an integrated and interoperable research infrastructure of language resources and its technology. Semantic data description and descriptive metadata are vital factors for determining if the data can be reused in the future.
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) is an open organization engaged in the development of interoperable metadata standards that support a broad range of purposes.
Endangered Languages Archive Metadata (ELAR) offers guidelines on the preparation of metadata.
ExSite9 is a tool for optimising fieldwork data description and submission to institutional repositories
Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a simple, very flexible text format which is playing an increasingly important role in the exchange of a wide variety of data on the Web and elsewhere.
Field Helper is a desktop application (developed at Sydney U) that enables you to quickly view and categorise groups of related digital files and then submit the resulting package to a repository for long term preservation and access.
ISLE Meta Data Initiative (IMDI) is a metadata standard developed by MPI to describe multi-media and multi-modal language resources. It is now being superceded by ARBIL.
Open Language Archives Community (OLAC) metadata set defines the format used by the OLAC for the interchange of metadata within the framework of the Open Archives Initiative OAI.
SayMore has been developed by SIL to help keep all the files and metadata that result from language documentation organised and converted to archive formats.
File-naming — This link offers a range of advice on file-naming conventions.