First INNET conference

The first INNET conference focused on digital language archiving (Best practices in digital language archiving of language and music data) was organized in 6-7th September, 2012 at the University of Cologne. Below is the official programme and the abstracts of the presentations to be held during the event.

The presentations of the participants can be found here.


"Best practices in digital language archiving of language and music data"

September 6–7., University of Cologne


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Presentations and panel : Thu 9.15 – 16.45, Fri 9.15 – 12.45 (Seminargebäude S22)
Business meetings: Thu 17.00 – 18.30, Fri 14.00 – 18.00 (Institute of Linguistics, Seminar room, Meister-Ekkehart-Str. 7., 3rd floor)


Thursday, September 6th

9.15 – 9.30       Welcome and Introduction (Dagmar Jung, Linguistics, University of Cologne)

9.30 – 10.15    The role of the archive in mediating endangered language documentation (Gary Holton, Alaska Native Language Archive, University of Alaska Fairbanks)

10.15 – 11.00  The Language Archive in the context of emerging research infrastructures (Paul Trilsbeek,  The Language Archive, Nijmegen)

11.00 – 11.20  Coffee

11.20 – 12.05  ELAR: experiences from a social networking archive (David Nathan, ELAR, SOAS University of London)

12.05 – 12.50  Metadata for Endangered Languages and Global Biodiversity (Mary S. Linn, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma)

12.50 – 14.15  Working Lunch (@Institute)

14.15 – 15.00  What's so special about music? – Some methodological aspects of ethnomusicological field data in the Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna (Jürgen Schöpf, Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Wien)

15.00 – 15.15 Coffee

15.15 – 16.00  Networking digital ethnographic archives (Nick Thieberger, University of Melbourne / PARADISEC )

16.00 – 16.45  Speech Resources and Tools at BAS - the World seen by Speech Database Providers (Christoph Draxler, Bayrisches Archiv für Sprachsignale (BAS), München)

17.00 – 18.30 Business meeting (I) (@Institute)


Friday, September 7th


9.15 – 10.00    Audit and Certification of Digital Repositories (Natscha Schumann, GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Datenarchiv für Sozialwissenschaften, Köln)

10.00 – 10.45  Why and how we use the OAIS model for cost-effective long-term and medium-term preservation of digital resources (Bernard Bel, Laboratoire Parole et Langage, CNRS - Université d'Aix-Marseille)

10.45 – 11.05  Coffee

11.05 – 12.45  Panel discussion on interoperability and joint access Moderators: Sebastian Drude (The Language Archive, Nijmegen), Panel: Kakia Chatsiou, Gary Holton, Mary S. Linn, David Nathan, Nick Thieberger, Paul Trilsbeek

12.45 – 14.00 Working Lunch (@Institute)

14.00 – 15.30  Business meeting (II) (@Institute)

15.30 – 16.00  Coffee

16.00 – 10.00  Business meeting (cntd.)


If you would like to attend the conference, please contact Dagmar Jung

(djung @ beforehand due to limited seats available.

Abstracts of the conference