Thursday, 21 June 2012

Language Industry survey

LIND-Web, the Language Industry Web platform of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Translation is continuing its search for data on developments in the European language industry.

Therefore it organised a survey. This is for language service providers operating wholly or partially within the EU, which includes companies, freelancers, associations and other bodies in the field of the language industry.

It should not take more than 5 minutes to complete the questionnaire (once started the window of completing the survey is half an hour).

Should you be in need of preliminary findings, please go to Nino Platteel's Statistical Criteria for Establishing an Identity for the Language Industry.

LIND-Web was the outcome of a Study on the Size of the Language Industry, a study conducted on behalf of the DGT by LTC's Adriane Rinsche and Nadia Portera-Zanotti.

Dr. Jorge Diaz-Cintas and Christophe Declercq, two members of Imperial College London's Translation Group, are members of the LIND-Web Board. Other members include people from the DGT itself, representatives from LionBridge, FIT, EUNIC, the EUATC and GALA.

You can follow LIND-Web on Twitter. The entire first LIND-Web Platform Forum, 'Share, Cooperate, Grow' is available online still. Perhaps one of the most important outcomes of the Forum was the recommendation to offer free software to universities (around 8:12).

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing such a useful piece of information . Really helpful and informative.