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Information for Depositors

AILLA is now accepting new deposits even though the new website still has not launched.

To make a deposit to AILLA, the first step is always to contact us. For now, please follow the instructions below. After the new site launches, AILLA will have new deposit procedures that all depositors will be asked to follow. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through our repository transition.

AILLA does not purchase collections or pay for any archive resources; all materials are donated by our depositors.

If you plan to deposit at AILLA any materials that will be collected, digitized or organized as part of a grant-funded research project that requires you to archive your data, there is a service fee of 8% of the budgeted direct costs (please read this information carefully). Otherwise, archiving with AILLA is free of charge.

If your grant does not allow you to budget for archiving or if you do not have a grant, you will be able to use AILLA's new Self-Deposit Tools to add your born-digital collection to AILLA after the launch of the new site later in 2017.

How to make a deposit

Step 1: Contact AILLA.

Step 2: Download and complete the required forms:

Step 3: Send your completed forms to AILLA and wait for further instructions.

What kinds of materials do we accept?

AILLA welcomes any legitimate materials in or about the indigenous languages of Latin America. Legitimate materials are those produced by or in collaboration with native speakers of those languages. For example, we will gladly archive an original poem written in Kuna by a native speaker of Kuna, but we will not archive a poem written in Kuna by a non-native speaker.

Literature: Original writings or recordings produced by native speakers of indigenous languages in their native languages, including poetry, fiction, documentaries, and essays. Also works of oral literature performed by native speakers and recorded in any medium by non-native researchers.

Oral history: Audio or video recordings of a native speaker telling stories or talking about his/her life, culture, community, etc. in an indigenous language of Latin America.

Scholarly works: Transcriptions, translations, grammars, dictionaries, commentaries, annotations, analyses, etc. We can also accept books and journal articles whose copyrights are retained by the author.

Be advised that we are unable to preserve some kinds of highly structured materials, such as databases, websites, or executable files. If you have databases, hyperlinked documents, or other complex materials, please review the information about media formats carefully.

Educational materials: Textbooks, primers, workbooks, community event materials, etc. Anything you produce that speaker communities might find useful is most welcome.

Please note: Your materials do not have to be perfect and complete to submit them to the archive. You can add new versions of them whenever you choose. It is important to safeguard your primary materials, like recordings, as soon as possible.

Delivery methods

Please contact AILLA to establish the best delivery method for your collection.

Other pertinent information

AILLA is a joint effort of the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, the Department of Linguistics, and the Digital Library Services Division of the University Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin.
AILLA is also grateful for support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation.
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