Guide to the Intercontinental Dictionary Series project CD-ROMs MS.F.015

Finding aid prepared by Zoe MacLeod
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
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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.