The Collection thanks all those people who have offered texts, images and recordings to the archive. Without you the Collection would not exist.
This community of contributors includes students, staff, linguists, language workers, teachers, researchers, project workers, publishers and many others.
People offer materials to:
The Collection accepts materials that fit the Selection Criteria, in both analogue and digital formats, including text, audio, audio-visual, still image and e-book materials.
Contact us if you would like to offer or donate materials to the Collection.
The CALL Collection accepts materials in Australian First Nations languages, and materials that have significant amounts of First Nations language or are about First Nations languages and culture.
All materials must be:
These materials must fall within at least one of these categories:
Material types — all: text, audio, audio-visual, still images, e-books
Formats — all formats, analogue and digital.
*May include works in English with words in Australian Indigenous languages.
A special shelf in the Collection holds items of rare or community or cultural significance that are not necessarily in a First Nations language or about language, e.g. oral histories, cultural knowledge works, community newsletters, Batchelor Institute photos. Contact the Library for more information.
If you would like to offer materials to the collection, please check the Selection Criteria and the catalogue or contact the Library. If items don’t fit the criteria or are duplicates they will not be accepted. Please contact the CALL Collection first to check if the material fits the criteria and is not already in the Collection.
If you want to offer a digital copy of material, or ask for material to be digitised, returned to you and a copy held in the Collection, please contact the Library. You may be asked to fill in a form to help us know more about the materials.
Where people donate materials to the Collection, items are not returned to donors. Once the materials are digitised the donor can download a copy for the materials when all permissions have been completed. If the material does not fit the Selection Criteria, the Library may offer the material to another organisation.