The Catalan (National) Library is one of the worst and most surprising offenders. Here’s part of its exhibition loan policy:
Application form has to be done at least 4 months before the inauguration of the exhibition when the number of items required would be less than 20, and 6 months before if the number of items requested would be bigger than 20.
There are no links to English-language materials on the site from the library’s front page, and it provides even less for Spanish speakers, despite Spanish being one of the region’s two official languages. The library is well funded and the guys who work there are meant to be smart and worldly. It’s shameful.
- From this computer you can acces to almost all the resources availables on the web as:
The Catalan National Library, literacy’s home in the region, strikes again: H/t: a passing nun.
- Tribuna Barcelona, muttering to itself?
Tribuna Barcelona is the city gerontocracy‘s Ritz-Palace Hotel-based lunch club, whose invisibility to most belies its belief that it is “the
- Taking the peace? Catalan village writes Shalom backwards
A few months back I posted about Barcelona Council’s totemistic approach to foreign languages. Here, from CataloniaWatch, is another brilliant example:
- All our pupils go out from Sil School with really high linguistics skills
If Colegio Sil in Barcelona wants to sell its foreign language provision to any but the stupid it might want to
- The exonymy wars: Generalidad de Cataluña and Comunitat de Madrid on Wikipedia
I was amused to note that there are massive flames on the Spanish Wikipedia re the (political) rectitude of using the