We digitise and archive records of the many small languages of the world. We have worked to ensure that the archive can provide access to interested communities and conforms to international standards for digital archiving. While our original focus was the Asia-Pacific region, we now hold material from all over the world, and currently have over 1,000 languages represented in the collection.
In September 2016 we were given a Special Commendation by the UK’s Digital Preservation Awards.
In 2018 we received the University of Melbourne award for excellence in team-based research.
PARADISEC has developed into a centre for activities including: