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Release Date: 01/11/2013

The Seattle Public Library catalog now supports searching in more languages

The Seattle Public Library

Patrons of The Seattle Public Library can now search for items in the Library's catalog in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and other languages with non-Roman alphabets.


"The ability to provide Library catalog access in more languages helps us reach out to even more members of the community," said Marcellus Turner, city librarian.


Approximately 20,000 bibliographic records in the catalog are now searchable in their native language. Non-Roman alphabet keyboard options have been enabled on Library computers so patrons can now choose alternative character sets for catalog searching.


BiblioCommons, the vendor that provides the Library's online catalog, completed the project with support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.


For more information, contact the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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