FDLP

Not Just in English Anymore: Locating and Using Government Resources in Other Languages

Title: Not Just in English Anymore: Locating and Using Government Resources in Other Languages

Speaker:

  • Jane Canfield, Coordinator of Federal Documents, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Description:

    The U.S. Census Bureau indicates that 350 different languages are spoken in the United States. Approximately 140 languages are spoken in each major metropolitan area. Some of those speakers of other languages may be users of information in your area. If you want to provide better service to these users, then this webinar is for you. The webinar covers methods for discovering Government information in other languages and will focus on sources such as USA.gov, Medline, and the CDC. It presents tips on discovering what topics your users who speak other languages need and search techniques for finding those topics. The webinar also covers what kind of information the U.S. Government does not publish in other languages. Finally, the webinar adds some procedures for finding state and local government information in other languages.

Duration: 63 minutes

Date Recorded: 5/14/2020

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