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LIBER Workshop "Achieving Digital Language Equality 2030: Implications for Libraries, Collections, and Library Users"

German Rigau; Maria Eskevich; ean-François Nominé

This  LIBER workshop (18/11/21) aimed to: (1) to familiarise participants with the work of the European Language Equality Project (ELE) and map out what digital language equality could look like in the library sector; and (2) collect audience input on how digital language equality may affect libraries, their users, and their collections.

The session was chaired by Dr Maria Eskevich, Central Office Coordinator of CLARIN. She participates in the ELE project, and has a background in language and speech technologies, information retrieval and evaluation, and digital humanities. She was joined by two speakers: Dr German Rigau and Jean-François Nominé.  

German Rigau is member of the Ixa research group and deputy director of HiTZ, the Basque Center for Language Technology, based in San Sebastian, Basque Country. He co-leads an established research center that focuses on the development and advancement of language technology. In addition, he is a is core partners of the ELE project.  Jean-François Nominé is a translator at the Institute for scientific and technological information (Inist). Inist is a research support unit of the French National Scientific Research Centre. In 2020, he contributed to a working group and report on translation and scholarly communication. This report partly foreshadowed the experimentation with translation services presented in the French Second National Plan for Open Science 2021-2024.

This file contains the presentations from the workshop:

  • Slides 1-18: Introduction by Maria Eskevich
  • Slides 19-38: Presentation 1 by German Rigau
  • Slides 39-48: Presentation 2 by Jean-François Nominé
  • Slides 49-50 Summary by Maria Eskevich
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