Beyond Books: Lost in Translation

I am afraid I am going to get all English Major on you guys today. I have to say that one of my favorite things about my current position as a Librarian are the research questions that I get to assist with every day. We often have a lot of trouble in the library when trying to find novels for bilingual patrons. Although there is a definite need in the library for novels that have been translated into different languages, due to budget constraints this rarely happens.This got me thinking about the value of literature, language and their working relationship. What resources are there for those who need things such as websites translated? As a research librarian, I clearly embarked on a journey to find answers to this question! I found many resources but was especially impressed by the translation software provided by Smartling. From what I can gather, based on the needs of the customer, Smartling uses human translation and the translation software platform so that the best quality and accuracy is provided. I am sure you all have experience using Google translate, and I am sure that you have found that sometimes their translation just doesn’t make sense. Smartling strives to preserve and carry over the original intent and purpose of the text, without losing anything in translation. Continue reading

The United States of YA

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Hello my friends!

I need some help…I am putting together a lovely United States of YA display at work (based off of this amazing map from EpicReads) and I need some titles!! We either don’t have the ones listed here or they are checked out and so on…

The states that I have NO titles available are…

Alabama

Alaska

Connecticut

Delaware

Hawaii

Idaho

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Louisiana

Minnesota

Missouri

Mississippi

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

N. Dakota

Oklahoma

S. Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Vermont

W. Virgina

 

Any help is SO appreciated, I need this to go up in the next few days so chat away! I need multiple titles for each state so duplicates are fine. THANK YOU!!