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Endangered Music and Languages Links

These pages were correct at the end of 2009 but are no longer maintained

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Plateau Music Project The Tibetan Endangered Music Project was founded in order to preserve endangered songs on the Tibetan Plateau. Most of this music will disappear in the next decade. Our members, all local volunteers from the English Training Program at Qinghai Normal University, Qinghai Province, PR China, have since 2005 recorded more than five hundred Tibetan traditional songs. Beginning in late 2007, our project expanded to record endangered songs of other ethnic minority groups such as the Naxi and Pumi ethnicities in China’s Yunnan Province. To reflect this new diversity, we have changed our name to the Plateau Music Project.
Arts and Humanities Data Service, University of Glasgow AHDS Performing Arts collects, documents, preserves and promotes the use of digital resources to support research and teaching across the broad field of the performing arts: music, film, broadcast arts, theatre, dance.
The Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity The Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity is being developed to target a comprehensive approach to language maintenance and recording, develop a network between language maintenance practitioners, and support linguistic diversity by maintaining a website of resources, together with occasional symposia and conferences in the region.
MusicAustralia The MusicAustralia vision is to develop a web-based music service that will provide integrated access to Australian music resources and information to all Australians and other interested users.
Technology Enhanced Language Revitalization This project develops a manual to enable community language specialists and language teachers to use multimedia technology in language teaching. The manual draws from language revitalization field work and the teaching of a computer applications course at the University of Arizona's American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI). The manual is being prepared for distribution.
National Networked Facility for Research in Australian Music The National Networked Facility for Research in Australian Music aims to make more accessible the scattered and often hidden materials and resources related to Australian music. What you see is a beginning. Use the site and add to it to assist the research effort in Australian music!
Archive of Maori and Pacific Music The Archive of Maori and Pacific Music houses the world's largest ethnographic sound collection relating to the Pacific. Established in 1970 to promote research into the music of the indigenous people of New Zealand, the Maori, and those of the people of the Pacific Islands, its holdings today include material from most tribal groups of New Zealand and most Pacific Islands areas, and both commercial and field recordings of vocal and instrumental music.
DELAMAN Digital Endangered Languages and Musics Archive Network A number of initiatives have been established recently with the goal of documenting and archiving endangered languages and cultures worldwide. DELAMAN has been set up to form an international network of archives that will stimulate intensive interaction about practical matters that result from the experiences of fieldworkers and archivists, and to act as an information clearinghouse. DELAMAN is intended as an open organisation where any initiative actively contributing to documentation and archiving of endangered languages and musics can participate. We welcome collaboration with other initiatives as appropriate.
SIBMAS, International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts Since 1954 SIBMAS has been the forum for colleagues from all over the world promoting research, practical and theoretical, in the documentation of the performing arts
Publication of Early Papua New Guinea Recordings, Don Niles We have devoted much energy to researching the whereabouts of early PNG recordings, located in archives throughout the world, and arranging their repatriation.

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