2023-2024: In-Person Language Technology Program Training

This page may be updated as LTP-2324 training commences and new resources are created based on needs and interests.

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Introduction


After a three year hiatus, FPCC has been able to offer in-person Language Technology Program training for its FirstVoices and Digitization components.

This page houses the training syllabi, handouts, and links for pre-reading and additional review on training topics.

Training sessions are divided in general FirstVoices, specialized FirstVoices, Digitization, and shared topics.

Learn more about the differences between cohorts/workshop focuses below:


Session Key


Session Type/Topic

Description

Best For

Session Type/Topic

Description

Best For

General FirstVoices

FV-Topics will include how to use FirstVoices site features, navigate the updated platform, and talks on workflows and planning for documentation and recording with speakers. 

  • Returning FirstVoices teams

  • People recording with Elders

FirstVoices Specialized Breakout

FV-Specialized Breakout is a smaller group setting for discussions and more intimate support to set up sites and have FV DEVs take a closer look at your work in a comfortable space. 

  • New FirstVoices teams

  • New FPCC Grant Holders

  • People recording with Elders

Digitization

DiGI-Topics will include conversion processes for analogue materials, archiving principles, storage methods, and how to manage resources long-term. 

  • Digitization teams

  • Planners

  • Resource developers

Shared

All Groups/Shared Topics sessions will be for everyone to attend to discuss shared topics like roles in language projects, how to engage with technology and language, and other data maintenance issues. 

  • All participants

Resources on this page are divided by which day their topics are covered by FPCC staff and by which session/topics they best align in.

Some resources & pages might appear repeated times on this page.


In-Person Training Syllabi


Prince George

Vancouver


Day One Resources


All Group/Shared Resources

Introduction

Digitization 101: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/318701569  

About FirstVoices: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/1704813  

 

Roles in FirstVoices & DiGI Projects (Language Revitalization)

Roles in Your Digitization Project: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/1278014  

Team Roles on FirstVoices: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/17662030  

Onboarding Checklist: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/17662049  

Helpful Presentation

 

Consulting with Community

Archival Acquisition: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/1278195  

Access Protocols: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/1278243  

Consult Your Community: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/17662579  

Language Gathering & Collection Guide: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/1705701  

Helpful Presentation

 

FirstVoices Resources

FirstVoices Site Set-Up

Add information to your language site: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/1705613  

Prepare for the migration: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/17662502

Helpful Presentation

 

FirstVoices Site Updates

Working with widgets: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/23756840

Helpful Presentation

 

Introduction to the Homepage

Add information into your Home Page: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/1705613  

Add a logo and banner: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/1705525  

Helpful Presentation

 

Joining Sites & Collaborating with Teams (Permissions)

Updates to permissions, workspaces and public views: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/1705431  

Who can see language entries?: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/17663620  

Add new members to your Language Site: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/17662158  

Helpful Presentation

 

FirstVoices Specialized Breakout Resources

New Site Set-Up Essentials

Onboarding Checklist: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/17662049  

Set up your alphabet chart: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/17662209  

Helpful Presentation

 

Digitization Resources

DiGI Inventory Assessment Discussion

What is an Inventory?: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/1278081  

Create a Spreadsheet: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/1278072  

Completing your Inventory: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/1278065  

Helpful Presentation

 

File-Naming & Arrangement

Controlled Vocabularies & File Naming: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/337739777  

Helpful Presentation

 

Introduction to Cataloguing

Multi-Media Collections: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/318898179  

Helpful Presentation

 

Archival Acquisition & Agreements

Archival Acquisition: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/1278195

Helpful Presentation


Day Two Resources


All Group/ Shared Resources

Diving into Data! Metadata Discussion & Wrap-Up - Review of Metadata

What is Metadata?: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/1278037  

Uploading to FirstVoices: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/17663608  

Helpful Presentation

 

Audio-Editing / Preservation Masters, Access Masters, and Access Copies

Edit audio on Audacity: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/1704440  

File-types in Language Documentation & Archiving: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/353992714

Helpful Presentation

 

FirstVoices Resources

Introduction to Recording Equipment/Software

Prepare your files in Audacity: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/1704744  

Recording Equipment: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/1705085  

Audacity Use: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/1704440  

Helpful Presentation

 

Recording Spaces & Set-Up

Set up a recording space: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/1704170  

Helpful Presentation

 

Recording Practices: Methods & Styles

Language Gathering & Collection: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/1705701  

Helpful Presentation

 

FirstVoices Specialized Breakout Resources

Recording Practices: Alphabet Chart on FirstVoices

Recording your alphabet: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/17662209  

Managing your alphabet: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/319127584  

Helpful Presentation

 

Digitization Resources

Documenting Metadata (Condition Assessments)

Condition Assessments: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/1278138  

 

The Digitization Process (Audio-cassette tape & VHS)

Interface & Cassette Deck: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/1278127  

Let’s Digitize: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/1278117/Module+10+Let+s+Digitize  

VHS Digitization: VHS Digitization


Day Three Resources


All Group/ Shared Resources

Engagement Strategies

Making access protocols: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/1278243  

Helpful Presentation

 

FirstVoices Resources

Categories, Oh My!

Add and edit custom categories: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/17662401

Helpful Presentation

 

Audio Recording & Editing Review & Practices

Recording audio (landing page): https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/1706250  

Helpful Presentation

 

Uploading Media & Single Entries 

Add or edit words & phrases: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/17663712  

Helpful Presentation

 

FirstVoices Specialized Breakout Resources

Site Essentials Checklist Walkthrough 

Site creation & activation checklist: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FIR1/pages/294060033  

Helpful Presentation

 

Digitization Resources

Storage & Backups

Storage: https://firstvoices.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DIGI/pages/1278104

Helpful Presentation

 

Archival Mobilization

Helpful Presentation