Scottish Minister launches Gaelic translation of Library catalogue

Text and illustration from a Gaelic book
A page from 'The Book of Deer', an
early Gaelic book in NLS collections. Find
it in the catalogue using shelfmark
Oss.264.

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.

Read more in our Gaelic translation press release, or read the press release in Gaelic.

 

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19 September 2013



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