Localisation Research Centre (LRC)

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The LRC ([1]) 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 community.

Following a thorough review of its operation in 2005, the LRC continued to work with worldwide digital publishers and their partners who are interested in future technologies and processes for GILT; it now focuses its activities on the provision of relevant well-researched content rich information on future trends and technologies within a framework of a unique industry and academic collaboration which provides an unparalleled network of expertise. The LRC co-operates at national and international level with researchers and students, the media, consultancy firms, government agencies, and the European Commission. LRC Services

The Centre's key activities include research and development and the evaluation of localisation tools, the establishment of a Localisation Tools Library, consultancy services, education and training and the publication of a regular Journal.

The Localisation Research Centre has been involved in a number of EU projects, which include: ELECT , WebIT/EFCOT, CLP and Transrouter projects, and other projects proposed to the Commission of the European Communities under the E-Content, the 5th Framework and the Adapt Programmes.

The LRC comprises a director, faculty members, staff and research students. In addition, it has a number of associates who are linked with the centre through particular projects and activities.


LRC Industrial Advisory Board

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.

Following a thorough review of its operation in 2005, the LRC continued to work with worldwide digital publishers and their partners who are interested in future technologies and processes for GILT; it now focuses its activities on the provision of relevant well-researched content rich information on future trends and technologies within a framework of a unique industry and academic collaboration which provides an unparalleled network of expertise. The LRC co-operates at national and international level with researchers and students, the media, consultancy firms, government agencies, and the European Commission.

To ensure the relevance of its work for the localisation industry, the LRC has established the LRC Industrial Advisory Board of senior representatives from the localisation industry, academia and government agencies. The Board

Members of the LRC Industrial Advisory Board are senior executives from the localisation industry, relevant industry associations, academic institutions and government agencies. As members of the board they recognise the importance of the LRC’s activities for the localisation industry and support its aims and objectives.

Members of the Advisory Board are invited to join the board by the LRC’s director for a period of three years. There should be no more than one member from a particular organisation represented on the board. Board membership will not be remunerated.

Every year, the board elects a chairperson among its members. It is the duty of the chairperson to call and chair the board’s meetings and to represent the board on relevant occasions, assisted by the centre’s director.

Members of the 2009-2012 LRC Industrial Advisory Board

Alan Barrett (chairperson), Tony Jewtushenko (Product Innovator), Tommy McShane (Symantec), Martin Beuster (Con[text]), Stephen Roantree (AOL), Gráinne Maycock (Moravia), Paul McManus (SDL), James Grealis (Symantec), Pat O'Sullivan (IBM), Gerry Lynch (Merrill Brink International), Martin Ørsted (Microsoft), Paul Walsh (McAfee), Massimo Ghislandi (SDL), Eugene McGinty (Welocalize), Tony O'Dowd (Alchemy), Chris Pyne (SAP), Wendy Hamilton (Lionbridge), Paul Murray (Activision), Anna Browne (VistaTec Ltd), Sven C. Andrä (Andrä AG), Lawrence Moran (Novell Ireland), Paul Leahy (Oracle), Margarita Núñez-González (Simultrans).

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