International Translations Centre (ITC)

Centre international des traductions

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2 Oct 1961, Delft, as European Translations Centre -- Centre européen des traductions, following initiative taken by the then Organization for European Economic Co-operation (OEEC), currently Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in Oct 1960. Present name adopted 1976. Registered as an independent foundation under Dutch law. Dissolved as of 1st Jan 1998.


Encourage, improve and facilitate the use of and access to scientific literature published in less accessible languages and of interest to science and industry, and promote international cooperation in this field; act as referral centre in relation to national centres and organizations holding translations; maintain and develop an information network for announcement of translations; serve as the main coordinating centre of an international network for improved utilization of translations.

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Compiles, processes and disseminates information on existing scientific and technical translations from any language source into Western languages; maintains a catalogue from the records of such translations. Over one million translations are now accessible. World Translations Index jointly produced with INIST-CNRS in France. Supplies copies of translations for teaching, scholarship, research, news reporting, comment and criticism.


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Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 8 countries
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Subjects *

  • Information
    • Interpretation, Translation
  • Language
    • Languages

UN Sustainable Development Goals **



Last News Received

14. Nov 1997
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