OLAC Report for 2004 OLAC - Open Language Archives Community - www.language-archives.org Steven Bird and Gary Simons OLAC, the Open Language Archives Community, is an international partnership of institutions and individuals who are creating a worldwide virtual library of language resources by: (i) developing consensus on best current practice for the digital archiving of language resources, and (ii) developing a network of interoperating repositories and services for housing and accessing such resources. OLAC was launched in 2000, and now has some 30 participating repositories with about 30,000 documented language resources (articles, corpora, tools, etc). These can be searched using the new interface hosted at the Linguistic Data Consortium. Features include result summaries by archive, result ranking, approximate language name matching, and country-based searches: http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/olac/search.php OLAC now invites language resource providers of all kinds to participate by contributing resource descriptions in a standard XML format. For more information, please visit www.language-archives.org and join the OLAC-General mailing list.