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Did you find an interesting learning resource in Scientix teaching materials? If it is not in your preferred language, you can request a translation via the 'translation on demand service'. The service is free of charge and available only through the Scientix website.
How does it work?
If the teaching material is eligible for the service, a “Request translation” line appears at the bottom of the page of the specific teaching material. Whether or not a teaching resource is available for translation depends on the copyright conditions under which the material is distributed. For a teaching resource to be eligible for the translation on demand service, the licence must allow modifications and derived works. More details can be found at http://creativecommons.org/licenses.
A user requests a translation by selecting the language into which he/she wants the specific material to be translated. This is done by clicking the language code under the “Request translation” line on the descrition page of the material.
A pop-up-window will show whether other users have already requested the same material to be translated into the same language.
If no translation demand has been created for this specific material and language combination, an automatic message will confirm the request.
When a teaching material has reached three requests for a language, the Scientix team will check the requests, and if accepted, it will be translated. The resources accepted for translation will be published on the Scientix portal after one week to two months, depending on the length of the resource. The requesters will be notified by e-mail, once the translated resources have been published.
Translations are available into the 23 official languages of the European Union.
Only requests which fulfil the following criteria will be processed:
- User asking for translation must be registered on the Scientix website.
- User asking for translation must be a teacher and/or the material will be used only for educational purposes.
- The same translation is requested by several different users.
Priority is given to:
- topics which are not yet translated, as against topics which already have materials in several languages;
- languages in which fewer materials are available as against languages in which more materials are available.