The New South Wales state library has just launched an exciting new project to preserve vocabularies and word lists of Indigenous languages from its archives. ‘Discovering Indigenous Languages’ is planned to be a three year project and has been made possible with funding from mining giant Rio Tinto. As part of the language preservation process documents from the library’s archives are being digitised and some can be accessed online here. The official media release for the project launch is available here.
This looks like a promising project that will give open access to documents, enabling their preservation and use for research and education purposes.