Journal article

Making Meaning of Historical Papua New Guinea Recordings: Collaborations of Speaker Communities and the Archive

Amanda Harris, Steven Gagau, Jodie Kell, Nick Thieberger, Nick Ward

International Journal of Digital Curation | University of Edinburgh | Published : 2019

Abstract

PARADISEC’s PNG collections represent the great diversity in the regions and languages of PNG. In 2016 and 2017, in recognition of the value of PARADISEC’s collections, ANDS (the Australian National Data Service) provided funding for us to concentrate efforts on enhancing the metadata that describes our Papua New Guinea (PNG) collections, an effort designed to maximise the findability and useability of the language and music recordings preserved in the archive for both source communities and researchers. PARADISEC's subsequent engagement with PNG language experts has led to collaborations with members of speaker communities who are part of the PNG diaspora in Australia. In this paper, we sho..

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