GBA and Ulatus partnership ensures more books are available in more languages

New partnership between Global Book Alliance and Ulatus ensures more books are available in more languages ​​for young children around the world

The GBA is delighted to work with Ulatus. Now we can make even more online titles accessible to children and increase the variety of languages ​​in which books are offered. »

— Scott Walter, Vice President of the Alliance

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, June 9, 2022 / — A new partnership between the Global Book Alliance and Ulatus, a global translation agency, will ensure books from the Global Digital Library are available in ten other languages ​​to meet children’s early learning needs. Together, this will ensure greater access to quality books that children can use to learn to read, read to learn and develop a love of reading.

Building on the fundamental belief that literacy is a human right and on mutual aspirations to ensure that children have access to books in their own language, this cross-sector partnership will help achieve global and national literacy goals. and support a culture of reading for young children with their families, teachers and communities. With a target of up to ten books translated each month, books will be available in new languages ​​with an initial focus on French, and additionally including Hindi, Bengali, Nepali, Vietnamese, Thai, Bahasa Indonesian, Spanish and Arabic. The translation work will also support language translations in mathematics textbooks, which will provide greater opportunity for engagement in this subject.

“The Global Book Alliance is thrilled to work with Ulatus to extend the reach and relevance of the Alliance through the power of language and localization,” said Scott Walter, Vice President of the Alliance. “With Ulatus’ translation services, the Global Digital Library can now make even more online titles accessible to children and young people and increase the diversity of languages ​​in which books are offered.” We look forward to a long and productive partnership serving readers around the world.

This is the first strategic partnership for the Global Book Alliance that builds on the need for greater access and diversity in the languages ​​of books available through the global digital library. Currently over 6000 books are available in over 90 languages ​​with more being added and translated every day.

“Ulatus is pleased to provide free translations of children’s books in developing countries through this collaboration. While bringing education and fun stories to these children is essential, we also believe that giving back to the global community should be an integral part of running any successful business,” said Ulatus CEO Shilpa Mittal. “GBA and Ulatus will be translating several books over the next few months and we look forward to building this collaboration for a long time to come. »

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