UNESCO heritage adds PARADISEC digital archive to its Memory of the World register

A digital collection of endangered languages, co‐managed by The University of Melbourne, has been added to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World collection to protect it for future generations.

The collection PARADISEC (Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures) was created to digitise research and cultural records to make sure they don’t get lost, damaged or destroyed.

“The archive contains over 8900 entries based on research and projects on endangered languages and cultures around the world,” said Dr Nick Thieberger, a Senior Research Fellow in the University’s School of Languages and Linguistics and a PARADISEC Project Manager.

More information: “UNESCO heritage adds digital archive of endangered cultural records,” on The Melbourne Newsroom website.

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