SharePoint brought in to rescue Aboriginal language

I recently saw a short documentary on Discovery Channel on how a very large
number of native languages are disappearing and in some cases only a few older
(or very old) people still speak those languages in certain cultures. Its good
to see that people are turning to technology to help preserve these languages
and related cultural aspects …

… With some Australian Aboriginal languages facing extinction, the
Arwarbukarl Cultural Resource Association (ACRA) has adopted Microsoft
SharePoint and Access to help its work to preserve one indigenous dialect. Based
on Access, ACRA has created its own program–Miromaa, which means "saved" in
Awabakal–to store data and research on the Awabakal language. ACRA also is
using SharePoint Server
to share its work with other Aboriginal groups to help the
spread and restoration of the language…

Source: SharePoint
brought in to rescue Aboriginal language

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published: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 12:37:00 GMT

Peter de Haas
Peter de Haas
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