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From the Admin Desk: Buzzing about Interoperability

March 27th, 2011 | by mm | No Comments

We hear, read and debate a lot in these days about Walled Gardens and Ecosystems and their opponents Interoperability and Language Standards. A refreshing perspective on the subtle difference of Interoperability vs. Language Standards can be found in this blog titled Interoperaliability.

JAT: Call for Interpreters/Translators: Rescue Team Language support

March 13th, 2011 | by mm | No Comments

The Japan Association of Translators (JAT) is compiling a list of interpreters willing to volunteer their services to help rescue crews and other people providing help to victims of the earthquake and tsunamis. JAT is starting by compiling the list, publishing it on their website and trying to contact organizations that are responding. If you know of any organizations in need of these services, please let them know the list is available at http://jat.org. If you are willing to volunteer, either travel or perhaps (if the location allows) electronically, please send your information to webmaster(AT)jat.org.

Please include the following information.

1. Full name
2. Address
3. Language pairs
4. Phone number
5. Mobile phone number
6. Skype name (if you have one)
7. Other means of communication, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
8. Extent to which you can help. (travel, tele-interpreting, etc.)
9. Any other information you feel would be useful.