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1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives LangArc 2021
ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries JCDL 2021 

We are delighted to invite you to the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021 online in Zoom platform on September 30, 2021. The program of the workshop is available here.  The workshop will consist of two live session(s) held virtually (registration available here) and scheduled to accommodate participants from different time zones across the world. Session recordings and transcripts will be available for registered participants.

This interactive virtual workshop seeks to address a growing need. It will explore a broad scope of issues related to digital language archives -- digital libraries that preserve and provide online access to language data. The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers, practitioners, educators, and students from around the world who are currently working or are interested in working in different areas related to collecting, archiving, curating, organizing, and providing access to born-digital or digitized language data, and evaluation of digital language archives. Workshop participants will interact and explore solutions to facilitating discovery of language materials in digital archives, effective and efficient access to them, and reuse of this rich data. The workshop will help foster collaborations among information professionals; library and information science, linguistics, data science, computer science, and humanities researchers; educators; representatives of language communities (including indigenous communities, refugees, speakers of under-resourced languages); and other interested audiences. The event is expected to become the first one in the series of regular workshops focused on the digital language archives.

Authors of 14 submissions accepted for presentation at the LangArc-2021 workshop will register for the workshop by Monday, September 20, 2021, through the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021 conference registration tool using the appropriate Workshop/Tutorial Only registration options or Main Conference Resgistration options. 

Accepted brief papers of workshop presenters will be published in LangArc-2021 workshop proceedings and made available through two digital repositories: UNT Scholarly Works and IDEALS. Participants of the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives -- including but not limited to workshop presenters -- will be invited to submit articles to the Digital Language Archives special issue of the peer-reviewed journal The Electronic Library published by Emerald. A formal call for journal submissions will be distributed shortlyu after the workshop. 

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