Archibald to chair ISO committee on terminology and language coding
Ottawa, March 3, 2020
The Standards Council of Canada, the Canadian arm of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), has appointed James Archibald as Chair of the ISO/TC 37/SC 2 mirror committee on Terminology workflow and language coding. Dr. Archibald is also the vice chair of ISO/TC 37 whose work focuses on language and terminology.
Archibald currently teaches translation at McGill University. In addition to his teaching and research, he is a member of the Conseil supérieur de la langue française and the Office des professions du Québec.
The ISO committee’s work focuses on the standardization of resources, technologies and services related to terminology, translation, interpreting and other language-based activities in today’s multilingual information society.
ISO/TC 37 has published internationally recognized standards on a variety of translation-related issues including terminology workflow and language coding, management of terminology resources and language resource management as well as translation related technologies.
Dr. Archibald joins other members from thirty-four different countries in North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Committee members are currently working on the development of 24 new standards in translation and terminology management. The effect will be to improve multilingual communication in today’s highly interdependent and interconnected world.
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