Basic metadata describing PARADISEC's collection can be freely and easily searched through OLAC, ANDS or the LINGUIST LIST gateway.

Access to the collection and catalogue records is available here:

Access to data in the PARADISEC repository is available to those who have signed an access form. A nominal fee may be charged for files delivered on CD/DVD. Completed forms should be posted or faxed to PARADISEC (Sydney).

PARADISEC has been funded by the Universities of Sydney, Melbourne, New England, ANU the Australian Research Council and Grangenet.

View a glossary of acronyms used on this site.

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Please note that the PARADISEC website has been redesigned.

The new website can be found at

PARADISEC gateway listings

· 'Australian digitisation projects' site within the Australian Libraries Gateway (ALG)

· 'Australian E-Humanities Network gateway'

· National Registry of Audiovisual Collections

Other Listings

PARADISEC has been cited as an example of a Data Sharing Framework in Fitzgerald, Anne and Kylie Pappalardo. (2007) Building the Infrastructure for Data Access and Reuse in Collaborative Research: An Analysis of the Legal Context. Brisbane: The OAK Law Project: 104-106.

PARADISEC International affiliations

PARADISEC has established links with relevant agencies in the region and is keen to establish more. PARADISEC conforms to international metadata and audio archiving standards and is actively pursuing links with other digital archives of endangered cultures through DELAMAN and OLAC.

· one of 43 participating archives within the Open Language Archive Community

· foundation member of the Digital Endangered Languages and Musics Archives Network, an international body formed in October 2003 to support documenting and archiving of endangered languages and cultural materials.

· affiliation with EMELD (Electronic Metastructures for Endangered Languages Data)

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