An Archive Model with Long Term Benefits

Posted on Thursday, January 13th, 02011 by Laura Welcher
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On January 9, The Rosetta Project presented a poster at the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting, describing a distributed archive model we’ve developed and implemented with the Rosetta digital collection. Here is a video describing this model, and some of its long-term benefits:

A pdf of this poster is available for download here (12 MB).

The Rosetta Project: A Distributed Archive Model

  • Jonathan Pool

    Important and valuable presentation. Some questions that it raises include:

    1. Is a free host free?

    2. Is each component host a potential single point of failure or obsolescence?

    3. How can archives be robust against dynamic sources’ changes in schemas and data?

    4. When new data are crowd-sourced, corpus-generated, and process-generated, and are contested and/or probabilistic, how can they be assimilated into archives?

    5. What granularities, response times, and thus computational performance are necessary for various anticipated applications?

    6. How can public interfaces to data on all languages also interact with speakers of all languages, given that they are essential as both users and sources of these data?

    7. Is this model novel for language archives, or for archives in general?

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