Multilingual metadata

The ICDL has added metadata to dozens of books in all new languages!

At a minimum, the ICDL strives to collect metadata — the information about the books, like their titles and summaries — in the language(s) of the book, as well as English.

Thanks to our volunteer translators, we are delighted to introduce additional metadata languages for 28 books! New languages include Afrikaans, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Romanian, Spanish, and Turkish.

Sample the new metadata languages with these books:

  • Multilingual book Where's the bear now has metadata available in a record-breaking thirteen languages, including:
  • American Caldecott Honor Book When Sophie gets angry — really, really angry now has metadata available in eight languages, including:
  • Iranian book The red ball now has metadata available in five languages, including:

Browse the library to check out the new metadata and tell us what you think!

Help us add even more metadata languages by volunteering to translate!