The Humanities Lab Archive offers secure, long-term storage of structured language data in digital form. Furthermore, the Humanities Lab Archive can function as a collaborative workspace, where a group of researchers can download, enrich, and upload data and metadata.
Metadata are publicly visible, browsable and searchable through the archive browser, while access to data may be restricted. With this setup, other researchers can still search for relevant data without risking circulation of sensitive data. The user may then request specific access depending on restrictions. See the user info for more information.
The Lab is a node in the national consortium SWE-CLARIN, itself a part of CLARIN, a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) devoted to developing language technology (LT) and language resources as e-science.
The Humanities Lab Archive provides CMDI metadata (profiles clarin.eu:cr1:p_1407745712035 and clarin.eu:cr1:p_1407745712064) and is indexed by the Virtual Language Observatory (VLO) meta-archive of CLARIN, and gives us status as a Metadata Providing Centre (C-centre).
The archiving software was developed by The Language Archive (TLA) at Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. TLA also develop ELAN, an advanced tool for time-aligned multimedia annotations.