Anybody can deposit with ELAR, however, priority is given to ELDP grantees and SOAS members. At the same time, ELAR is committed to assist in finding the right archive for your materials and/or discuss a possible collaboration and funding structure for archving with ELAR. Do get in touch with us to discuss the safekeeping of your materials.
Most of our depositors are linguists, academics, and students, and many hold ELDP grants. We also welcome deposits from language community members, researchers and fieldworkers from all disciplines, and retired people who may have materials collected in the past. We require that depositors have suitable rights in the materials they deposit, and that the materials qualify as ‘documentation of endangered languages’, which covers a wide range of media and text materials (see What Can Be Deposited for more information).