The language and culture of the materials in this Collection belong to Australian First Nations people and are subject to both Intellectual Property laws and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property laws, rules and protocols.
Please respect the people, language, and culture of the materials! Some materials have cultural restrictions and are not public. Others are provided with good will with the understanding that you will respect the licences and protocols for using the work.
You can view and use some of the works on this website under the CALL Collection End User Licences or a Creative Commons licence. A statement and icons is shown with each work to let you know which End User Licence and rules to follow. Make sure you use the material the right way.
If you see a Creative Commons licence and icons displayed with a work, you can use the material under that Creative Commons licence.
If you see the CALL Collection End User Licences and icons, you must follow the licence and protocols that are right for who you are and why you want to use the material.
Materials on the CALL Collection website are assigned to one of four availability categories:
Waiting for approval. Sometimes records may be added to the CALL Collection website that do not have completed permissions. In these instances, the record will be categorised as Waiting for approval, and the material will not be available to view or download. Once the material receives the correct permissions, the status will be amended to Public access at which point users will be able to view and download the material. If you see an item that is waiting for approval that you think you have the authority to approve, or can assist with getting approval, please contact the CALL Collection.
Restricted. A small number of items on the CALL Collection database contain restricted information. This means that users can not view or download the material from the website. Users wishing to access restricted material may contact the CALL Collection to request access.
External Link If the CALL Collection is unable to gain permission to publish a work that is available on a different website, the item will be categorised as External link. This means that you will be able to access the work by clicking on the link in the record which will take you to an external website. In some cases you may be able to download the item free of charge, in other instances the material may be available for purchase.
The CALL Collection has three End User Licences:
If you are a member of the general public, you can view the material online or download a copy of the material for your own personal, non-commercial use.
You are not permitted to:
If you are a teacher, student or researcher, you can view the material online, download the material and copy the material for non-commercial educational and research purposes only. For example, a teacher can make copies of material to show their class; a student can make a copy of material for a class presentation.
You are not permitted to:
If you are using the material for your own language or cultural purposes (for example, cultural and language maintenance; study of your language), you can view the material online, download the material; copy the material; and change, alter or adapt the material, for non-commercial, educational, research and cultural maintenance purposes only. Make sure that you have the correct permission from Elders to share, publish, communicate or pass on the material with your community or the public.
For example, children learning their language can copy material to make a talking book; a community can copy a story from their language and pass it to Elders on a trip to country; a member of the community can then add to the story based on what she is told by the Elders and include this story in an article she writes about the trip which is then published in the community newsletter online.
You are not permitted to copy, publish, communicate or pass on the material, or your changes, alterations or adaptations to the material, for any commercial purpose.
Each CALL Collection licence has a group of corresponding icons which explain how it may be used. For example, the eye icon indicates that you are able to view the item online; the page with a downward facing arrow means that you can download the item; and the person icon means that you must respect and acknowledge the owner of the original work. It is up to you as the user to determine which licence applies to you and to ensure that you follow the rules of that licence accordingly.
The CALL Collection uses a set of icons to respect First Nations community protocols for Traditional Knowledge and cultural materials. These icons are only attached to Traditional Knowledge. The icon represents a protocol that is acknowledged nationally or advised by a specific community. Cultural protocols icons may be added or changed from time to time, as directed by individual communities or by First Nations protocols.
The icons are a guide for users, contributors, donors and managers of the website and database, about how items may or may not be accessed and used. The icons are a first-step guide only around cultural protocols and respect; you may need to seek further information from the Collection or Elders and community.
Use the licence that applies to you.
Are you the General Public? — e.g. you are using the materials for your own personal or work interest; you are not using the materials for teaching or research or study; or for your own language and culture (cultural maintenance).
Are you using the works for Education? — e.g. you are a teacher, researcher or student, and using the work for education, study or research.
Are you using the works for your own culture and language? — e.g. you are a language speaker, learning your language, working with your language and culture; you want to use these materials to keep your language strong or find out about it (cultural maintenance, revival, survival).
Some material in the CALL Collection is from External Providers and is subject to External Provider Terms, such as Creative Commons licences, which are different from the three CALL Collection End User Licences.
The name of the licence and icons will be displayed with the relevant materials. Please make sure you understand the right licence for the work.
Some items on the CALL Collection website are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 AU) licence which allows you to download and share the work as long as you follow these rules.
Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the licence terms.
No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the licence permits.
The Collection has protocols about cultural restrictions and removing materials from the website. If you have the right cultural authority and think a work should be restricted or removed, please contact the Collection through the Institute Library. We cannot put a restriction in place if we are not contacted by a person with the right authority.
Sometimes information about material is not yet known, e.g. the names of the people who made a work and/or the language are not on the material; or not much is known about the work. Contact the Library if you are able to give information about materials.
The Collection is keen to organise Search and Rescue workshops and projects in the future, to help identify language materials and gather free translations so there is more information about the materials.
Contact us if you would like to support or sponsor a Search and Rescue or language project.
The CALL Collection team can assist communities or individuals to find out what the CALL Collection holds for their language/s. If you would like a full list of particular languages resources that are housed in the CALL Collection, please contact the Library and we will send you a spreadsheet of those language resources. The spreadsheet of language items can also be used to assist the CALL Collection in getting the correct permissions to make the resources available to the community.
Copyright, moral rights and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property rights for the CALL Collection material on this website rests with the relevant copyright holders and/or creators and Custodians. Intellectual Property rights regarding the website production, content and images rest with Batchelor Institute or other relevant copyright holders, creators and/or Custodians.
Except where items from the CALL Collection are made available for your use under specific End User Licences, or where links to downloadable .pdfs are provided, you may not copy or download images, artworks, text or other content from this website.
Please contact CALL or the Library at Batchelor Institute for further information about using such material from the website.
All photos and artworks on this website are used with permission, and are subject to copyright, moral rights, privacy and in some cases Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property laws and protocols. Contact CALL regarding use of any of these works.
All items provided for public use on this website are made available under consent agreements.
Artwork used in this website by Leigh Fowlestone was commissioned by the Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics and Batchelor Institute Press. Leigh is a Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta man who grew up in Batchelor, NT. He enjoys working in a variety of mediums including watercolour, acrylics and pen with an emphasis on creating real and imagined landscapes. Leigh is currently enrolled in a Certificate IV in Visual Arts at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.