A major motivation for PARADISEC has been locating and digitising analog recordings before they are lost. As can be seen from various posts to this blog reporting on the progress of the collection (for 2006, for 2007, for 2008, and for 2011) we have steadily accessioned collections that would otherwise have become unplayable.
We have now initiated a survey to identify more collections of this kind: http://www.paradisec.org.au/PDSCSurvey.html.
If you know know of recordings of small or endangered languages that are not yet digitised, could you please fill in the survey form? These recordings could be in personal collections or in established repositories that do not plan to digitise their collections. They may range in size from a few cassettes to a large corpus of hundreds of recordings.
We will use the results to target future work.