Monthly Archives: November 2008

Digitisation rocks while Europeana crashes

While news of a major redirection of Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy towards stewardship rather than overproduction rightly takes the limelight, the opening of an equally epoch-making European resource Europeana went live on 20 November with less of a fanfare.  Nonetheless … Continue reading

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Solander 24 (November 2008)

The latest copy of Solander popped through the cat flap a couple of mornings ago (anything that is too big for the postbox comes in with the cat). It’s a good issue with several excellent articles.  One that stood out … Continue reading

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At long last Amazon backs translation

After years of ignoring translation and frequently failing to mention translators’ names, Amazon has risen to the challenge of promoting translated fiction.  Given the dominance of this online bookseller, the move may even boost sales of foreign authors from the … Continue reading

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Juvenes Translatores and a poor Scottish showing

This year marks the second edition of Juvenes Translatores (young translators) contest, which was launched by the European Commission in 2007 to promote language learning and translation at schools throughout the European Union.

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