OLAC is inviting every researcher and archive to become a data provider by submitting information about available language-oriented resources, e.g., field notes, grammatical sketches, lexicons, unpublished papers, and so forth. The information submitted by the researcher includes the language described or analyzed, the format of the resource (e.g., web page, hard copy, cassette), method of access, and so on. Note that the data itself is not requested, so the researcher still has full control over who sees it.
The OLAC Repository Editor is one way to submit this information. You should use ORE if your repository is small and you do not want to learn to use XML -- ORE will convert your information into XML for you. The ORE is a series of online forms used to submit information to the Open Language Archives Community (OLAC) about language data or documentation. ORE will convert the data into the XML format accessible to the OLAC search engine.
IMDI produces various tools to help in metadata creation and manipulation. For example:
- IMDI Editor facilitates the creation of metadata descriptions that are in keeping with the IMDI 3.0 metadata schema.
- IMDI Browser is used to display metadata in a hierarchical tree and enables the searching of metadata files.
- IMDI CV-Editor allows users to edit and create lists of "controlled vocabulary terms."
- IMDI Metadata Search Tool facilitates metadata searches.
- IMDI Tree Builder enables the creation of hierarchical metadata trees.
Metadata Presentation Styles
IMDI OLAC Comparison