The Digital Endangered Languages and Musics Archives Network was established in 2003 as an international umbrella body for archives and other initiatives with the goal of documenting and archiving endangered languages and cultures worldwide. Our aim is to stimulate interaction about practical matters that result from the experiences of fieldworkers and archivists, and to act as an information clearinghouse. DELAMAN is intended as an open organisation where any initiative actively contributing to documentation and archiving of endangered languages and musics can participate.

Members of DELAMAN meet annually, usually in the autumn. We meet each year in a different region of the world, to make it easier for members to attend at least some of the time. Information about our next meeting, links for pages to past meetings, and a tentative schedule for the next few years can be found on the meetings page.

We welcome inquiries from potential new members. If you are interested in joining DELAMAN, please visit the membership page.

One of DELAMAN's goals is to serve as a clearinghouse for information. See links to resources that will be useful to those interested in establishing digital archives for endangered languages. Please write to us if you know of a site or resource that ought to be listed.

Read the resolution that DELAMAN proposed to the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) concerning the archiving of language documentation materials.