Half of world’s languages are in danger!

OpenSpeaks is our lab for building open resources to help grow indigenous, endangered and other marginalized languages.

Open resources

Part of Wikiversity

OpenSpeaks was originally incubated inside Wikimedia Commons—Wikipedia’s sister project. The OpenSpeaks Multimedia Toolkit that is used by archivists to document languages is maintained by a volunteer community at Wikiversity—another sister project of Wikipedia. Wikiversity allows many subject experts to constantly improve the toolkit.

More toolkits

OpenSpeaks Multimedia Toolkit

includes

  • guidelines and tutorials for audio-visual documention of languages
  • downloadable consent form
  • templates for documenting metadata
  • directory of open source tools and tutorials to learn them

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