The ANA Native Language Preservation Reference Guide for Establishing Archives and Repositories explains why language repositories are vital to long-term language preservation efforts. In addition to offering practical advice on what to preserve and how to think about cataloging, the guide includes helpful interviews with curators of large collections and descriptions of construction techniques that will assist in the preservation of irreplaceable treasures. It includes policies for repositories and instructions on how to find materials that have already been saved in government and other collections. The guide also contains information on how to develop a disaster preparedness plan, including contact information for people who may be able to assist you. To order the Native Language Preservation: A Reference Guide for Establishing Archives and Repositories, please contact the ANA Helpdesk at ANAComments@acf.hhs.gov or (877) 922-9262.
Publication Date: January 1, 2006