Thursday, July 28, 2011

Archive closed August 1-5

Due to staff travel schedules the Archive public reading room will be closed August 1-5. During this closure materials can still be accessed via the online catalog, and Archive staff can be reached by email at uaf-anla-dept [at] We apologize for this inconvenience and look forward to your visit beginning Monday, August 8.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ANLA now a member of OCLC

Thanks to our continuing partnership with the Rasmuson Library, the Alaska Native Language Archive is now a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). This membership will provide ANLA with improved cataloging resources and will eventually provide users with access to ANLA resources via the OCLC WorldCat service.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

ANL Map featured in UAF Frontiers

The Alaska Native Language map is the subject of a story in the latest edition of UAF Frontiers magazine.

The new map, Indigenous Peoples and Languages of Alaska, is now available from the ANLC Press.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Native Language Preservation guide

The Administration for Native Americans has produced an excellent guidebook for establishing local language archives. It's called Native Language Preservation: A Reference Guide for Establishing Archives and Repositories. It provides comprehensive information on how to start a language archive, including information about costs. It also has two chapters devoted to locating resources in existing repositories. The book can be downloaded in pdf format from the ANA website.