A Guide to My Language


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A demonstration of how the My Language website can be used by library staff to support multicultural communities. The updated website was launched in November 2011.

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A Guide to My Language

  1. 1. My Language and your multicultural communities Information, language and culture
  2. 2. mylanguage.gov.au
  3. 3. What is My Language? <ul><li>A partnership between the State and Territory libraries of the ACT, NSW, NT, Public Library Services SA, QLD, VIC and WA </li></ul><ul><li>Using digital technology to enable access to language, information and culture for Australia’s multicultural communities. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How does it work?
  5. 5. Access over 65 community languages <ul><li>Provide direct access to information for new internet users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Download multilingual internet training manuals </li></ul>
  6. 6. Explore multicultural programs
  7. 7. Case studies <ul><li>Explore successful multicultural programs in libraries and other community organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Be inspired to create new services </li></ul><ul><li>Share your own online </li></ul>
  8. 8. Discover tools for developing services
  9. 9. Tools <ul><li>All you need to develop services and programs with multicultural communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Keep up with the latest ideas
  11. 11. News and ideas <ul><li>Keep up with the latest developments in the areas of multicultural services and digital inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Join us on Twitter and Facebook </li></ul>
  12. 12. Find translated information
  13. 13. Translations <ul><li>Australian government & community information in many languages </li></ul><ul><li>Suggest translations for addition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Settlement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Libraries </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Discover language collections around Australia
  15. 15. Languages in libraries
  16. 16. Find out what’s on
  17. 17. Events, conferences, festivals … <ul><li>Find out what is happening around Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Add your own event online </li></ul>
  18. 18. Celebrate the Year of Reading 2012 <ul><li>Resources for celebrating with culturally and linguistically diverse communities </li></ul><ul><li>Special events </li></ul>
  19. 19. Come to the My Language Conference <ul><li>6 th – 9 th August 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Brisbane </li></ul><ul><li>State Library of Queensland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library tours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit the site regularly for updates ! </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. What next? <ul><li>My Language is committed to supporting access to language resources for new and emerging communities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical assistance to enable languages to work effectively online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools for communities to create their own resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving access to hard to find translated information available online </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. www.mylanguage.gov.au <ul><li>Tools and resources </li></ul><ul><li>for you and your communities </li></ul><ul><li>Add your programs and events </li></ul><ul><li>Share your ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Follow us on Twitter and Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Offer comments and suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Visit regularly for updates and the latest news </li></ul>
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