The Language Archive is always happy to cooperate with researchers who
would like to archive their valuable data, be it from current projects
or older legacy data. The data will be integrated into the TLA data
where it will be persistently stored, regularly backed up
at multiple locations and can be made accessible to other people through
the internet.
To archive research data it has to have metadata attached. This is
generated with ‎Arbil, a flexible metadata editor available for
all major desktop operating systems, that can also be used to structure
the data into reasonable units/bundles.
With LAMUS these bundles can be uploaded into the archive and
restructured if necessary. The upload is done via a web interface and
can happen from anywhere in the world where there is internet access.
Finally the archived resources can be shared with other people. For
this, AMS is used to set fine-grained access rights. They can be
set for different users or groups of users and based on the type of
resource (e.g. video, audio, text).
The archive can be accessed via the internet in various ways, one of
them being the IMDI Browser, but the data is also harvested via
OAI-PMH and for example displayed on the VLO or on the OLAC web
. Additionally one can refer to them directly via PIDs
(persistent identifiers, a sort of ISBN-number for digital
objects), for example from an publication.