Journal article

What remains to be done: Exposing invisible collections in the other 7,000 languages and why it is a DH enterprise

Nick Thieberger

Digital Scholarship in the Humanities | Oxford University Press | Published : 2017


For most of the world's 7,000 languages, there are few records available via the Internet. Recognizing this digital divide and the consequential underrepresentation of most languages in any linked open data efforts is a motivation for some solutions offered in this article. Efforts to increase the documentation of the world's small languages have led to the development of tools and repositories over the past decade. However, as not all digital language archives currently provide metadata in standard formats, their collections are invisible to aggregated searches. Other repositories (including many institutional repositories-national libraries and archives, mission archives, and so on) have l..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The work reported on here was supported by Australian Research Council grants DP0450342, DP0984419, and FT140100214.