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- PARADISEC Open Day, University of Sydney, June 2007

- Conference Sustainable Data for Digital Fieldwork December 2007. Refereed conference proceedings available online or through Sydney University Press.

- "Using Digital Audio for Research" Workshop, presented by PARADISEC and SHSSERI, University of Sydney, 28 July 2006.

- Nick Thieberger's paper and photos from the International Conference on the Indigenous, Malaysia, July 2005.

- Nick Thieberger's visit to the University of Hawaii in January 2005 - PHOTOS

- PARADISEC Training Workshop in association with the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity at Melbourne University, October 20th, 2004. Attended by 14 linguists covering issues of transcription, time-alignment and interlinearising texts. The software demonstrated was Elan, Transcriber, Audiamus and Shoebox, as well as a brief discussion of regular expression parsers.

- PARADISEC Digital Audio for Research workshop at Computing Arts in July, 2004

- REPORT on 17th APAN (Asia Pacific Advanced Networks) meeting January 2004

- Digital Audio Archiving Workshop hosted by PARADISEC September/October, 2003 program and papers

- PARADISEC LAUNCH - View photographs from the PARADISEC launch on 1st of October, 2003

- PARADISEC STAFF TRAINING - Details of the PARADISEC staff training in April, 2003

- REPORT on PARADISEC's 2003 ARC, Seed Funding



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