CLARINO is a Norwegian infrastructure project jointly funded by the Research Council of Norway (under contract 208375) and by a consortium of Norwegian universities and research institutions. Its goal is to implement the Norwegian part of CLARIN. The ultimate aim is to make existing and future language resources easily accessible for researchers and to bring eScience to humanities disciplines.
The CLARIN vision is that any researcher will gain access through his local username to a vast body of language resources including e.g. speech recordings, literary and historic archives, linguistic corpora, etc. One will not only access a catalog of all language resources in Europe, but one will be able to search based on metadata, e.g. “Give me all recordings where female teenagers talk in a non-native language.”
Read also the summary of the CLARIN mission by Steven Krauwer.