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Title:

Lessons Learned from Internationalizing a Global Resource

Author:

Hysell, D. & G. Perlman

Abstract:

In February 1998, OCLC launched a proj4ect to internationalize the FirstSearch interface to meet the needs of an expanding global audience. Our goal was to provide a multilingual interface and help system (initially French and Spanish) for library staff and patrons who are not native speakers of English. The internationalization effort focused on the user interface (system screens and help) to eliminate language as a barrier to effective navigation and retrieval of needed information.

Original publication:

Prabhu, G.V. & E.M. del Galdo. Designing for Global Markets, 183-192. 1st International Workshop on Internationalization of Products and Systems. Rochester, N.Y. USA. May 20-22, 1999.

Copyright:

© 1999 Product & Systems Internationalisation, Inc. ISBN: 0-9722184-2-4

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