OLAC Mission

OLAC, the Open Language Archives Community, is an international partnership of institutions and individuals who are creating a worldwide virtual library of language resources by: (i) developing consensus on best current practice for the digital archiving of language resources, and (ii) developing a network of interoperating repositories and services for housing and accessing such resources.


OLAC Joins the Linguistic Linked Open Data Cloud: The OLAC system has now been integrated with LLOD... More...

New OLAC Page Listing Archive Submission Policies: As a service to linguists who are in search of an archive that could receive a deposit... More...

New OLAC Search Service: In December 2010, to mark our 10th anniversary, OLAC announces a new search service... More...

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OLAC Standards - specify how OLAC operates

Recommendations - express consensus of OLAC members regarding language resource archiving

Notes - background information and guidance for implementers

General Information:
Overview | FAQ | Implementers' FAQ

Find Language Resources

Use OLAC's search engine at: http://search.language-archives.org/

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Region: Africa Americas Asia Europe Pacific

OLAC Coverage

OLAC Archives contain over 300,000 records, covering resources in half of the world's living languages. More statistics on coverage.

Join the OLAC Community

Sign-up for the OLAC mailing list and stay current with standards and best practices for language resource archiving (Archives).

The OLAC coordinators may be contacted via email.

Last modified: Thr 24 Feb 2011 14:40:37 EST