Thursday, January 26, 2012

15. OBTAINING THE DATABASES

15.1 IN LIBRARIES
A copy of the Bayala Databases was included in a pocket on the inside back cover of copies of the thesis ‘The Aboriginal Language of Sydney’ deposited with the following libraries:
—Macquarie University
—University of Sydney
—State Library of New South Wales
—Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
—Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
—The National Library of Australia
Those copies were of the databases as they were at the time, in 2006. There has been considerable development since.
15.2 PERSONAL COPIES
First, apologies are extended for the following rigmarole, which reflects the do-it-yourself non-professional nature of this operation. The databases represent about fifteen years’ of personal work and it seems reasonable not to offer them everywhere gratis at not-only-no-cost to the recipient, but a personal further cost to the originator each time in postal charges, time or perhaps in other unforeseen ways. 
Before asking for the databases, note that a user will need Filemaker Pro, and that they were developed on a Macintosh.
Personal copies of the databases may be obtained from <naabawinya@pobox.com> on the basis of fair payment, fair play and fair acknowledgement.
The databases will be provided in accordance with the following schedule:
15.21 PAYMENT
$100 each
ALLSYD
ANTSOC
CURR
INTERSTATE
KAMILAROI
MURUWARI
NORTH
NYUNGAR
SOUTH
WIRADHURI
$50 each
Carol VOCAB DETAILS
Dixon LANGUAGE LISTS
ELABORATION
TRANSCRIPTION KEY
VOCABS PIX
$50: provided the constituent files are obtained
COASTAL
INLAND
Alternatively, $1000 for the whole lot.

15.22 ‘NO COPYING’ UNDERTAKING
The databases will be supplied if the purchaser undertakes in writing not to make copies and give them to anyone else. He or she may, however, make copies for his or her own additional computers.
15.23
The databases will be supplied if the purchaser undertakes in writing to make fair acknowledgement of the ‘Bayala Databases’ by ‘Jeremy Macdonald Steele’ in any writings he or she may produce.
15.3 HOW TO GO ABOUT OBTAINING THE DATABASES
At present there is no mechanism for paying for, and hence obtaining, the databases on line. Accordingly the following procedure should work.
—send an email expressing interest in the particular databases desired to the ‘naabawinya’ email address given above.
—a reply will be sent giving a postal address to use.
—the purchaser (i.e. 'you') then reply to this postal address, including a letter together with:
● the appropriate funds as a cheque or Australia Post Money Order <http://auspost.com.au/personal/sending-money.html?cmpid=moneyorder-google&mkwid=s2JanyLla|what%20is%20money%20order|b|pcrid|6927437906> ;
● a signed undertaking relating to ‘no copying’ and ‘fair acknowledgement’;
● a memory stick for the supply of the databases.
The databases asked for will then be sent on the memory stick provided, to the address on the letter.
After that it can only be hoped that they work at the purchaser’s end for they work perfectly well at the originator’s.

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