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Guide to the Intercontinental Dictionary Series project CD-ROMs MS.F.015
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary

  • Title: Intercontinental Dictionary Series project CD-ROMs
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.F.015
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1994-1999
    Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English and Indo-European, South American Indian, Uralic, Semetic, Pacific, and other languages.
    Abstract: This collection comprises three CD-ROMs and accompanying printed memoranda and advertising material prepared by Mary Ritchie Key, General Editor of the Intercontinental Dictionary Series, University of California, Irvine, Dept. of Linguistics. CD-ROMs are titled: 1. South American Indian Languages Computer Database 2. Uralic, Semitic, Pacific, and Misc. Languages CD-ROM 3. Indo-European Languages Computer Database
    Creator: Intercontinental Dictionary Series.
    Creator: Key, Mary Ritchie

    Access

    The collection is open for research. Access to archival originals is restricted.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Intercontinental Dictionary Series project CD-ROMs. MS-F015. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mary Ritchie Key, 2001.

    Processing History

    Processed by Zoe MacLeod, 2012.

    Historical Background

    The Intercontinental Dictionary Series (IDS) is a database of vocabulary lists in different world languages. The IDS allows users to make custom tables that compare different languages side-by-side. The idea for the IDS originated in 1957 when Mary Ritchie Key, the general editor of the IDS, was on a Fulbright in Chile. After she returned from Chile she initiated different pilot projects at the University of California, Irvine. In 1982, a computer science and math major created a program they called "SYNCOG," which later became the International Dictionary Series.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection comprises three CD-ROMs and accompanying printed memoranda and advertising material prepared by Mary Ritchie Key, General Editor of the Intercontinental Dictionary Series, University of California, Irvine, Dept. of Linguistics. CD-ROMs are titled:
    1. South American Indian Languages Computer Database 2. Uralic, Semitic, Pacific, and Misc. Languages CD-ROM 3. Indo-European Languages Computer Database

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Intercontinental Dictionary Series. -- Archives
    Indians of South America -- Languages
    Indo-European languages.
    Northwest, Pacific -- Languages.
    Oceanic languages.
    Semitic languages.
    Uralic languages.