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Call for Participation

Posted by Barbara Inge Karsch on November 21, 2010

What is happening or not happening on the North American market? And what do people in the content supply chain identify as the biggest communication problem? With a focus on terminology, of course. These are the goals, among others, of a survey commissioned by the International Network of Terminology (TermNet).

The survey targets communication professionals, such as translators, terminologists, content publishers, branding and marketing experts on the one hand side and project managers as well as decision makers on the other. They can be located anywhere along the content supply chain—in a company, at a language service provider or on the freelance market. But they should be working in or for the North American market. The survey is focused on several different industries, but not limited to the ones called out specifically.

For those who are not familiar with TermNet, it “is an international co-operation forum for companies, universities, institutions and associations who engage in the further development of the global terminology market. TermNet was founded on the initiative of UNESCO, with the aim to establish a network for co-operation in the field of terminology. In 1988, TermNet was registered as a non-profit organization being allowed commercial activities for the benefit of its members.”

Please participate in the survey and invite all your colleagues and managers! It should take no more than 15 min. You can opt in at the end to receive results and participate in a prize drawing. Click on the TermNet logo to begin.

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Thank you very much!

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2 Responses to “Call for Participation”

  1. One of the biggest challenge my customers are facing is to have translators create and use terminology. Translators are mostly working under pressure and don’t have the time to create terminology. Moreover, they often don’t even verify if terminology exists for a specific term, they do “bilingual concordance search” instead. Giving easier access to terminology creation and searching in an “emergency” environment is, to my opinion, the goal to achieve. JF Richard, Terminotix

  2. This is a great idea for a survey/research. Thanks for sharing, Barbara!

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