Endangered Language ARchive (ELAR)

The Endangered Language ARchive (ELAR) is a digital repository preserving and publishing endangered language documentation materials from around the world. The archive holds audio and video recordings from over 450 languages from all over the world. The materials ELAR holds are digital and are access is free of charge.

ELAR is part of the Library at SOAS University of London. The archive was originally funded by Arcadia and is in operation since 2002. It is the dedicated archive for endangered language materials for staff and students at SOAS and for grantees of the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme. 

ELAR offers training, advice and assistance in the preparation of deposits, and accepts deposits from documenters (subject to charge) who are not SOAS staff or students or ELDP grantees.