Multilingual Readers’ Guide: An Impetus to the 'Barrier-free' Language Service

  

  readers' guide;  readers' guide;   readers' guide;   readers' guide;   readers' guide;
 English  Chinese  French  German  Spanish
  readers' guide;   readers' guide;   readers' guide;   readers' guide;   readers' guide;
 Russian  Arabic  Dutch  Italian  Hungarian
readers' guide; readers' guide; readers' guide; 读者指南 读者指南
Greek Japanese Korean Portuguese Serbian

 From 2008, the Shanghai Library has issued multilingual foldouts of Readers’ Guide as its multilingual service. 15 versions have so far come out, including Chinese, English, Japanese, German, French, Russian, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, Italian, Hungarian, Greek, Serbian, Portuguese, while some of the versions are being updated. The foldouts have been dispatched to libraries within Shanghai Central Library System and consulates in Shanghai for potential use.

In accordance with the requirement of 'barrier-free' language service, the Shanghai Library devotes further efforts in terms of staff training, indicator improvement and website construction.