Technical Guides & Downloads

Here is a set of resources to support language recording, transcribing, and data management.

A video of a session on language data management:

Intro videos to data management, Elan, and FLEx:

Lameta is a tool for metadata creation, keep track of metadata on your laptop and build collections ready to be archived:

A 1 hour introduction to regular expressions for linguists:


Corti, Louise, Veerle van den Eynden, Libby Bishop, and Matthew Woollard. 2014. Managing and Sharing Research Data: A Guide to Good Practice. London: Sage Publications, Ltd.
Available for free download here:

Jody Butterworth, Andrew Pearson, Patrick Sutherland and Adam Farquhar (eds.). 2018. Remote Capture: Digitising Documentary Heritage in Challenging Locations. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers

Technical Guides and Workflows


PARADISEC promotional flyer PDF (2 Mb)

PARADISEC basic metadata import spreadsheet XLSX (74 KB)

PARADISEC Deposit Form (includes the statement of access conditions): RTF or PDF

PARADISEC Metadata Set RTF (278 KB)

PARADISEC Information Leaflet in:

English PDF (114 KB)

French PDF (111 KB)

Simplified Chinese PDF (162 KB)

Bislama PDF (99 KB)

Tok Pisin PDF (99 KB)

Bahasa Indonesian PDF (165 KB)

Japanese PDF (248KB)


Data storage PDF (802 KB) or DOCX (748 KB)

Filenaming PDF (504 KB) or DOCX (211 KB)

Getting Started with PARADISEC PDF (419 KB) or DOCX (58 KB)

Metadata Instructions PDF (705 KB) or DOCX (349 KB)