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PARADISEC Activity Update – Jan 2021

Well, we made it through 2020! Archiving of new material has proceeded throughout various phases of lockdowns, workings-from-home, etc. A huge thank you to all of our staff, depositors, and broader community for their flexibility and patience.

We flew past the 100TB-archived milestone (for which our upcoming online conference is named, PARADISEC@100), and are now at over 112TB. The 595 collections in the archive contain 30,987 items, which in turn house 322,287 essence objects.

We’re also excited to be partnering with the British Library on the True Echoes research project, which “aims to reconnect a rich archive of early sound recordings of Oceanic cultures with the communities from which they originate.”

We’re looking forward to being joined by contributors and attendees from all over the world at the PARADISEC Conference, Feb 17-19 2021. Hope to see you there!

PARADISEC Activity Update – May 2020

Well, this has been the strangest quarter on memory, I’m sure a lot of folks can relate. All PARADISEC staff and affiliates, across our three main institutional location (Universities of Sydney & Melbourne, and ANU in Canbera) have been working at home for the past 6+ weeks. This has slowed down some aspects of our operations such as processing and accessioning to archive large volumes of large files (especially video), and digitising certain tape media that require specialised equipment not easy to re-locate.

That said, we recently passed a significant milestone, adding our 300,000th file into the collection! As ever, we’re proud of the ongoing work we’re doing in keeping this amazing and valuable set of materials growing.

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Current collection stats:

84.2 Tb total

572 collections
28,515 items
300,073 essence objects

94 universities

X-WAV    63,661 files   20.5 TB  12,343 hours

MXF 54.6 Tb

MP4 5,933 files 4.62 TB 1,146:30 hours

PARADISEC Activity Update – Feb 2020

We had a busy 2019, and are continuing that trend into 2020.

The archive now houses 541 collections, containing 27,126 items, and representing 1232 languages.

We have 74.4 TB of data, of which 20.4 TB is our 11,977 hours of audio files.

 

 

PARADISEC Activity Update

PARADISEC is steaming in to 2017, with plenty of activity across our offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

It’s been a huge year of increasing our quantity of archived material, growing 79% in 13 months since April 2016 from 14TB to 25TB, in part due to the contribution of the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language. The collection now represents 1,085 languages in nearly 153,000 files. This could be an interesting challenge we will face in the coming years – the continued growth in our requirement for digital storage space. This 11TB represents an increase to 7,150 hours of audio recordings (growth of 125% since April 2016!), with 40 new collections and nearly 2200 new items.

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