May 26, 2022

Research Tools: New Open Archive Chronicles Endangered and Under-Documented Languages

From Language Magazine:

The Pangloss Collection, an open archive containing more than 3600 audio and video recordings in 170 languages from across all continents, is now being revamped with a new website.

Examples from the archive include stories and songs in Xârâgurè (New Caledonia), conversations and tales in Kakabe (Guinea), and cooking recipes in Koyi rai (Nepal) and Na-našu (Italy)—a total of 780 hours of listening.


In order to be more accessible to the general public, who can freely listen to and download these precious documents and hereby get a sense for the world’s linguistic diversity, the redesigned website can now be consulted via two levels of access. As the content is largely under a Creative Commons license, it is available for use in museographic projects or audio creations.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.