Stack Exchange for Language Resource Archiving

I wonder if it would be productive to have language archive discussions via stack exchange. OLAC implementation, cataloging, and indexing discussions.

1000 questions in 6 months with 70% answers... that means 6 people asking one question a day for 6 months. Do we have that many questions? Do we have that big of a community?

OLAC language view pages

There are several views in the OLAC website. Each with specific purposes.

Dublin Core Uses

There are several Dublin Core Uses... but what are the models behind them? Are they the same? Are they different? If they are different then does this mean that Dublin Core is more like a brand name than a metadata standard?


Note that in they use DC1.0

When another application profile "borrows" the DC property/term/element... how do they borrow it?

Cataloging Serials


git for field linguistics

Using Git for Database: Why It Works and How to Persist Where It Doesn’t
The book is a good introduction to basic workflows, however if you are looking for help with managing complex projects, look elsewhere. It does not even mention submodules (or its alternatives), which is the cornerstone of managing independent but shared subprojects.,Did%20you%20get%20them%20all%3F

The Guide to Data Versioning

Data Version Control – A Data Engineering Best Practice You Must Adopt

Git for Data Science – A Guide For Data Scientists

Confusing submission guidelines

I need to use this as an illustration of confused document guidelines:


How should a manuscript be prepared for initial submission?
As of Volume 11 of LD&C (2017), authors submitting manuscripts should follow the Generic Style Rules for linguistic publications and the LD&C Style Sheet. LD&C formerly used the Unified Style Sheet for Linguistics. Authors are also expected to include a brief (no more than 200-word) abstract with their submission. Authors may use British or American English spellings as long as they are consistent within one article.

Manuscripts should be anonymised, please do not include author name(s) or email addresses, and make sure that the document properties do not include the author’s name.

A Citation Style Language (CSL) template for use in Zotero or similar tools can be found here. A very useful guide to using CSL can be found here.

What are LD&C‘s style conventions for published articles?
Language Documentation & Conservation editorial style follows The Chicago manual of style, 16th edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003) and the Generic Style Rules for linguistics.

Citation of primary data
For researchers in the field working with datasets, we encourage the use of the Tromsø recommendations for citation of research data, both in the bibliography and in the text of linguistics publications.