Scottish Minister launches Gaelic translation of Library catalogue
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The Minister for Scotland's Languages today officially launched the Gaelic translation of the National Library's main catalogue.
On behalf of the Scottish Government, Dr Alasdair Allan welcomed the development, which provides access to the entire catalogue — almost five million records — in Scots Gaelic.
Translating the catalogue proved to be challenging, particularly because of technical and specialist library terminology. The work was carried out by four members of Library staff and a former teacher of Gaelic.
The translation is evidence of the Library's commitment to promoting the Gaelic language, a commitment spelled out in the NLS Gaelic Language Plan, also launched today.
- Overview of rare books in Gaelic / Leabhraichean tearca Gàidhlig
- Early Gaelic books online
- Overview of Gaelic manuscripts in NLS collections
19 September 2013