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Centre news vol. 43 - May 2019

Virtual Language Observatory 4.7 beta

A testing version of the upcoming VLO 4.7 is now available at You are invited to have a look and let us know if you have any comments or  find anything that doesn't seem to be working as it should. You can send your feedback to or use the feedback form that can be activated by clicking the “Your testing feedback” button in the bottom right corner of any page of the beta instance of the VLO.

Main new features to look out for:

  • Visual indication of (possible) inaccessible or unavailable resources in search results and record pages by means of an icon. More information about this new feature is available via the VLO’s help page.

  • A new facet 'Multilingual’. Only records with more than one value in the ‘Language’ facet receive the value ‘yes’. Combining a ‘no’ value with a selected language allows the user to limit the results to descriptions of resources that cover only a single languages. Currently this facet can be enabled only by expanding the facet lists on the left.

  • A page listing all actual contributors to the VLO, i.e. all metadata providers registered in the centre registry (accessible via the main menu on the top of the page)

VLO poll

To optimize the interface of the Virtual Language Observatory we invite you to express your preference on the text for some user interface elements. Takes less than a minute!

Job opening at CLARIN ERIC: System and Software Engineer

To further the construction and integration of its technology components, CLARIN is looking for a System and Software Engineer (0.6 - 1 FTE). Application deadline: 29 May.

Maintenance announcements


Start date and time (CEST)

End (CEST)


ACDH - Physical Migration of Servers

2019-05-18 00:00

2019-05-19 23:59

Curation Module will be inaccessible.

CLARIN ERIC - Server restart

2019-05-17 10:00

2019-05-17 10:15

Collection Registry will be unavailable

More information: see