Hello and welcome to our new blog here at the Localisation Research Centre (LRC) at the University of Limerick in Ireland. The purpose of this entry is to give you a brief introduction to the LRC, and an overview of the aims of this blog as well as a call for contributors.

About the LRC

The LRC was established in 1995 as the Localisation Resources Centre at University College Dublin (UCD) and moved to the University of Limerick (UL) in 1999 where it was re-constituted as the Localisation Research Centre (LRC) as the information, research and educational centre for the localisation industry.

The LRC has over the years run and/or contributed to several third-level programmes in the areas of localisation, software internationalisation and translation technology. Currently the department of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Limerick offers the MSc Software Development: International Systems.

About this blog

The focus of our content will be on education, training and career in the localisation, translation and translation technology, software internationalisation and natural language processing field. Our aim is to provide you with information that we hope will aid you in finding the right fit for your education and training in the area (whether at the LRC or elsewhere), career development, and in particular learning about the technical side of the field. Of course we also value your input into what you might be interested in reading about.

Would you like to get involved?

We are planning on showcasing a number of experts in academia and industry, in different roles and stages of their career. If you are interested in being interviewed or otherwise contributing, we would like to hear from you at LRC@ul.ie.