Books produced by PARADISEC

Cover of "Research, Records and Responsibility"

Research, Records and Responsibility: Ten Years of the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC)
Harris, Amanda, Nick Thieberger and Linda Barwick. (eds) 2015.
Sydney: Sydney University Press.

front cover of "Sustainable data from digital research"

Sustainable data from digital research
Nick Thieberger, Linda Barwick, Rosey Billington and Jill Vaughan (eds)
Custom Book Centre, 2011
The book is available for free download here:


Wurrurrumi Kun-Borrk
Kevin Djimarr
Sydney University Press, 2007
ISBN: 9781920898618
(Published in conjunction with the National Recording Project)


Sustainable data from digital fieldwork
Edited by Linda Barwick and Nicholas Thieberger
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781920898502

These Conference proceedings have also been published online through the Sydney eScholarship Repository.

The proceedings from PARADISEC’s 2003 conference Researchers, Communities, Institutions and Sound Recordings have also recently been published online through the Sydney eScholarship Repository.

Articles by PARADISEC members

Thieberger, Nick. 2023. Doing it for Ourselves: The New Archive Built by and Responsive to the ResearcherDigital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) Volume 17 Number 1.

Thieberger, Nick and Amanda Harris. 2022. When Your Data is My Grandparents Singing. Digitisation and Access for Cultural Records, the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). Data Science Journal, 21: 9, pp. 1–7. DOI:

Amanda Harris and Nick Thieberger. 2021. Digital curation and access to recordings of traditional cultural performance. UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Courier of the Asia-Pacific.

Nick Thieberger & Amanda Harris. 2021. Be Not Like the Wind: Access to Language and Music Records, Next Steps. Proceedings of the Language Technologies for All (LT4All) , pages 101–103 Paris, UNESCO Headquarters, 5-6 December 2019, European Language Resources Association (ELRA).

Thieberger Nick. 2020. Technology in support of languages of the Pacific: neo-colonial or post-colonial? Asian-European Music Research Journal 5-3 pp: 17-24

Harris, Amanda, Steven Gagau, Jodie Kell, Nick Thieberger, and Nick Ward. 2019. Making Meaning of Historical Papua New Guinea Recordings: Collaborations of Speaker Communities and the Archive. International Journal of Digital Curation. Vol. 14:1, 136–149

Nick Thieberger. 2019. Access to recordings in the languages of the Pacific. Australia ICOMOS Historic Environment. Volume 31: 3: pp 98-104

Mandana Seyfeddinipur, Felix Ameka, Lissant Bolton, Jonathan Blumtritt, Brian Carpenter, Hilaria Cruz, Sebastian Drude, Patience L. Epps, Vera Ferreira, Ana Vilacy Galucio, Brigit Hellwig, Oliver Hinte, Gary Holton, Dagmar Jung, Irmgarda Kasinskaite Buddeberg, Manfred Krifka, Susan Kung, Miyuki Monroig, Ayu’nwi Ngwabe Neba, Sebastian Nordhoff, Brigitte Pakendorf, Kilu von Prince, Felix Rau, Keren Rice, Michael Riessler, Vera Szoelloesi Brenig, Nick Thieberger, Paul Trilsbeek, Hein van der Voort, & Tony Woodbury. 2019. Public access to research data in language documentation: Challenges and possible strategies. LD&C Vol 13: 545-563

Kell, Jodie & Lauren Booker. 2018. Working with ‘Women Only’: Gendered protocols in the digitization and archiving process. Language Documentation & Conservation 12. 461-480. Available here

Linda Barwick & Nick Thieberger. 2018. Unlocking the archives. Pp. 135-139 in Vera Ferreira and Nick Ostler (eds) Communities in Control: Learning tools and strategies for multilingual endangered language communities. Proceedings of the 2017 XXI FEL conference

Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker, Lauren Gawne, Barbara F. Kelly, Tyler Heston, Susan Kung, Gary Holton, Peter Pulsifer, David Beaver, Shobhana Chelliah, Stanley Dubinsky, Richard Meier, Nicholas Thieberger, Keren Rice, Anthony Woodbury. 2018. Reproducible research in linguistics: A position statement on data citation and attribution in our field. Linguistics 56(1): 1 – 18

Nick Thieberger. 2018. Research methods in recording oral tradition: Choosing between the evanescence of the digital or the senescence of the analog. In Levenberg, Lewis, Tai Neilson, David Rheams, (eds) Research Methods in the Digital Humanities Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 233-241

Nick Thieberger. 2016. Documentary Linguistics: Methodological Challenges and Innovatory Responses. Applied Linguistics. 37. 1:88-99. doi: 10.1093/applin/amv076

Nick Thieberger. 2016. What Remains to be Done–Exposing Invisible Collections in the other 7,000 Languages and Why it is a DH Enterprise Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

Nick Thieberger, Anna Margetts, Stephen Morey, Simon Musgrave. 2016. Assessing annotated corpora as research output. Australian Journal of Linguistics. Vol 36: 1, 1-21

Nick Thieberger, Amanda Harris, and Linda Barwick. 2015. PARADISEC: its history and future. Pp 1-16 in Harris, Amanda, Nick Thieberger and Linda Barwick (eds) Research, Records and Responsibility: Ten Years of the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC) Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Nick Thieberger. 2014. Curation of Oral Tradition from Legacy Recordings: An Australian Example. In Oral Tradition, 28.2: 253-260.

Nicholas Thieberger and Linda Barwick. 2012. Keeping records of language diversity in Melanesia, the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC). Pp. 239-253 in Nicholas Evans and Marian Klamer (eds) Melanesian languages on the edge of Asia: Challenges for the 21st Century [LD&C Special Publication No. 5] Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press. (Available here)

Nicholas Thieberger and Michel Jacobson. 2010. Sharing data in small and endangered languages: cataloging and metadata, formats and encodings. Pp.147-158 in Lenore Grenoble and Louanna Furbee (eds) Language Documentation. Practice and values. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Barwick, Linda and Nicholas Thieberger. 2006. Cybraries in paradise: New technologies and ethnographic repositories. Pp.133-149. in C. Kapitzke & B. C. Bruce, (eds) Libr@ries: Changing information space and practice. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.