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Community Memory and Language: Archiving and Curation Training 
LAMlang Arc Training Project

Project Description

This is a new initiative from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to develop a training with a strong experiential component to educate the next generation of information professionals in the archiving and curation of resources that provide the means to revitalize community memory, language, and culture. The project will address the need for extending the LAM curriculum by incorporating content focusing on meeting information needs of the users and creators of diverse community language archives (i.e., community archives with language content). The LAMlangArcTRaining project provides training and financial support for students advancing careers in archival and cultural preservation studies, digital content management, etc.

Project Team

The LAMlangArcTRaining project’s interdisciplinary team includes Information Science and Linguistics faculty, information professionals, and Information Science doctoral students with a strong background in Linguistics. We also work in collaboration with community language experts and archivists. See the Project Team for detail.

Project-Developed UNT Course and Tuition Stipend 

The project-developed graduate-level course, Community Language Archiving and Curation for Information Professionals, will be offered at UNT Department of Information Science in summer semesters starting 2024.  Topics covered in the course are listed in the Course Description in UNT Catalog section below. The course is open for interested graduate and graduate-track students in any concentration of Library Science, Information Science, Linguistics, Anthropology, History, and other relevant academic programs.

The IMLS-funded stipend will cover enrollment in the Community Language Archiving and Curation for Information Professionals course (offered as INFO 5680 in Summer 5-week 2 session 2024 and as INFO 5385 in summer 10-week session in 2025 and beyond) for a total of 25 UNT graduate students in Information Science and Library Science degree programs.

To request enrollment in the Community Language Archiving and Curation for Information Professionals course and apply for the stipend that covers tuition for this course, please complete this online form by March 31, 2024:

With any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. See the Contact section of this website for details.

Course Description in UNT Catalog

Theory and practice of community language archiving and curation in the digital environment. Developing and managing a community language archive to support community user needs and language revitalization. Digital content management and web archiving for community language archives. Metadata element sets and data value standards for community language archives. Preservation and access issues for community language archives. Dissemination and use of community language archive content. Evaluation of community language archive services.


For more information, please contact:
Dr. Oksana L. Zavalina,
PI and Project Manager

Funded By                              

This project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services — project number RE-254860-OLS-23.

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