• Upcoming Standards Events

    September 08, 2011

    In the past month the GALA Standards Initiative has shifted from start-up mode to working on some of its key projects. In particular, the following projects have started or will be starting soon:

    The Language Interoperability Portfolio Project (Linport). This project, a joint effort of GALA, the European Commission Directorate-General Translation, and the Brigham Young University Translation Research Group, is focusing on the creation of a standard method for sending and receiving translation jobs. See my previous post on this project and visit the project’s website at linport.org for more information. Two upcoming meetings will allow interested parties to learn more about these projects and participate in their development:

    • Linport Symposium, September 27 in Luxembourg. Hosted by the European Commission, this day-long program will feature presentations on Linport, discussion of Linport features and development, and time for feedback on the Linport project. Open to any interested individuals, participation is free of charge. Visit the Linport site to register. [Learn more and register…]
    • Pre-Conference Working session on Linport at Localization World, 10 October in Santa Clara, California. This half-day session will feature an overview of the Linport project and discussion with participants about development. Open to all interested parties, participation is $75. (All fees will be used to defray meeting costs and support the GALA Standards Initiative.) [Learn more and register…]

    Model Service Elements. The Model Service Elements project will focus on the current lack of authoritative definitions of basic services in the localization industry. It will define independent descriptions of services (ranging from “simple” tasks such as alignment up to complex tasks like “localization” or “internationalization”), along with associated business resources, such as model contracts for various services. To learn more about this project, read our overview of this project. We are also planning a face-to-face working meeting for this project and invite all interested parties to attend:

    • Pre-Conference Working session on Linport at Localization World, 10 October in Santa Clara, California. This half-day session will feature an overview of the Model Service Elements project and open discussion on issues and features to consider. Open to all interested parties, participation is $75. (All fees will be used to defray meeting costs and support the GALA Standards Initiative.) [Learn more and register…]

    In addition to the meetings mentioned above, the GALA Standards Initiative will have a presence at the following events and we invite you to arrange to participate or meet with Arle Lommel (alommel@gala-global.org) at any of these events:

    We of course invite your feedback and contribution to enable the Standards Initiative to move forward.

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