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Mesoamerican Archive

Alternate Title:
Archivo mesoamericano

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Vendor:
Open Access
Producer:
Indiana University
Coverage:
varies


The CLAMA and CAMVA projects encorporate digital archives of video, research notes, audio interviews, photographs, and other digital sources stored at physical archives in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras with the explicit goal of preserving and disseminating sources related to minority languages and cultures.

Indiana University Project CLAMA abstract
World political and economic changes have fragmented communities and profoundly altered the lives and traditions of rural people in Latin America. Land loss and socio-economic changes associated with the agro-export economy combined with the Central American conflicts of the 1980s to cause a massive migration of indigenous and farming communities to the United States. The end of the Cold War and the return of peace to Central America did not stem the flow of migrants in search of work and the promise of a better life. It is of vital national interest that U.S. researchers and educators work to increase understanding of these cultures and the languages they speak. Project CLAMA proposes to employ a unique technological infrastructure to preserve, disseminate and teach key pieces of the linguistic and cultural traditions of the people of Central America and Mexico.

The CLAMA project aims to accomplish the following:
To create a digital archive of video, research notes, audio interviews, photographs and other digital sources stored at physical archives in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras with the explicit goal of preserving and disseminating sources related to minority languages and cultures.
To create a suite of freely available software tools to simplify the process of annotating a digital object (video, audio, or photo). CLAMA will extend existing software to create an "Annotator's Toolkit" which will function with video, audio and photographic content.

Institutional relationships: At Indiana University, CLAMA is sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the Digital Library Project (DLP). Based at IU, Project CLAMA is a consortium of three leading research institutes in Central America and Mexico: The Institute of Nicaraguan and Central American History (IHNCA, Nicaragua), the Museum of Words and Images (MUPI, El Salvador) and the Center for Advanced Research and Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS, Mexico).

Number of Users:
Unlimited
Interlibrary Loan:
Not Permitted
Resource Advocate:
Gonzalez, Luis
SFX Source:
No
Federated Search:
No

IUB Library Subjects:
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Anthropology