Public access to research data in language documentation: Challenges and possible strategies
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CitationSeyfeddinipur, Mandana. Ameka, Felix. Bolton, Lissant. Blumtritt, Jonathan. Carpenter, Brian. Cruz, Hilaria. Drude, Sebastian. Epps, Patience L. Ferreira, Vera. Galucio, Ana Vilacy. Hellwig, Brigit. Hinte, Oliver. Holton, Gary. Jung, Dagmar. Buddeberg, Irmgarda Kasinskaite. Manfred, Krifka. Kung, Susan. Monroig, Miyuki. Neba, Ayu'nwi Ngwabe. Nordhoff, Sebastian. et al. (Incl. Rießler, Michael). (2019). Public access to research data in language documentation: Challenges and possible strategies. Language documentation and conservation, 13, 545-563.
The Open Access Movement promotes free and unfettered access to research publications and, increasingly, to the primary data which underly those publications. As the field of documentary linguistics seeks to record and preserve culturally and linguistically relevant materials, the question of how openly accessible these materials should be becomes increasingly important. This paper aims to guide researchers and other stakeholders in finding an appropriate balance between accessibility and confidentiality of data, addressing community questions and legal, institutional, and intellectual issues that pose challenges to accessible data.