Sponsorship : Funding is required to catalogue 562 translated books

We seek sponsorship and donations from Embassies, cultural groups and community members to support a unique project. Patronage and financial help is required to catalogue children’s books in other languages to make them accessible to everyone.

Approximately 4,700 books in the NCACL collection have been translated into 65 other languages.  Most of these books have been catalogued and are available on the Libraries Australia database however, a significant number are not. As cataloguing is the major source of information about books by Australian authors, assistance to catalogue these titles is paramount.

Funding is required to catalogue 562 translated books.  This is important because cataloguing of these books requires language skills and specialist cataloguing skills.  NCACL has obtained a quote from CAVAL who have agreed to undertake the work.  Please assist to raise the funds required.

Read about this process in Australian Stories Travel the World by Dr Patricia Milne.

The NCACL gratefully acknowledges patronage and financial support from:


Carlos Oliveira, Deputy Head of Mission Embassy of Portugal and the Portuguese Language Program and Education Affairs in Australia Camões Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consulate of Portugal.

The Board of the NCACL thanks Carlos Oliveira for his continued support of the translation project. His involvement will enable the many, many Portuguese titles that the National Centre holds to be catalogued and available.

Belle Alderman and Carlos Oliveira

KPMG Australia

His Excellency Mr Milad Raad Ambassador and Plenipotentiary of Lebanon
Her Excellency Ms E Xagorari Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Greece
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Her Excellency Hon Dame Annette King High Commissioner for New Zealand
His Excellency Mr Michal Kolodziejski Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland