Category: Multilingual Access

London Public Library Specialists’ Guest Talk at Western

Last week we were fortunate to hear from professionals in the field of Library and Information Science about their programming, reference services and collections for non-English speaking population of London, Ontario. Heather LaVallee, Sherwood Branch Supervisor, Jodi Lewis, Jalna Branch Supervisor, and David McCord, LPL Coordinator, Collections Management of the London Public Library gave a team Read More …

Crossing Language Barriers Poster Session at FIMS, Western

Quiz: What languages are the signs in? What do you think they say? Do they have anything in common? “Crossing Language Barriers for Information Provision and Access” Poster SessionTuesday, December 5, 2016  @9:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.FIMS Graduate Library (FIMS & Nursing Building 3020)Please join the Multilingual Information Access class students as they present their Read More …

Multilingual Info Access Poster Session was a Success!

Today, on 6 December 2016, 25 language and country combinations were discussed by Master’s students (listed below) at FIMS, Western University. What are the most innovative initiatives in metadata provision in Sweden and the Netherlands? How do governments support the revitalization of resource-scarce languages such as Maori in New Zealand, Gaelic in Scotland, Inuktitut and Read More …

Student Poster Session: Multilingual Access

On December 6th, 2016 (Tue) ⑨:00 – ⑪:50 a.m. we will be holding Student Poster Session on MULTILINGUAL INFORMATION ACCESS in various global contexts. Western FIMS & Linguistics and broader community welcome! See course description here.Location: Graduate Research Center, Faculty of Information Media Studies, 2nd floor, North Campus Building, Western University.See our posters around campus!Below Read More …

Easier Translation in ICTs

On 16 December the TNW News announced that “Google will soon let you translate messages in other languages without switching apps“. “At today’s Google for India event in New Delhi, Google’s vice president for product management Caesar Sengupta showed off a sexy upcoming feature in the company’s Translate service, which makes messaging in multiple languages Read More …

Multilingual Access to This Site

NO ENGLISH!? I mean, you can’t read English? Don’t let it be a barrier to accessing information on this website. It can now be automatically translated into 91 languages. Translated perfectly!? No, of course not. Rather imperfectly, unfortunately. Select TRANSLATE » button, and Google statistical machine translation (MT), known as Google Translate, will give you Read More …