E U S K A LT Z A I N D I A
THE ORGANIZATION’S SERVICES
VI. PRESS AND COMMUNICATION SERVICE This service has the following objectives: strengthening links between Euskaltzaindia and the media, making the Academy’s activities public and giving information about the Academy’s collaborations with other institutions and associations. This service is also responsable for the academicians’ curriculae and updating them, as well as updating news on the website. The institution’s monthly internal bulletin, Albiste Orria and Euskaltzaindia’s Memory are written in conjunction with the Secretariat. This service is also in charge of managing the Plazaberri blog. The following work carried out in 2011 may be underlined: Euskaltzaindia’s new website; academician Jean-Baptiste Coyos’ naming ceremony conference; the Koldo Mitxelena Prizes; the opening of Luis Villasante Basque Research Centre in Donostia; the 16th Jagon Sessions, “From Araba to Araba in Basque”; public meetings and activities; the deaths of academicians (Vahan Sarkisian, Fernando Mendizabal, Xabier Gereño, Jose Antonio Arana Martija); the publication of the third tome of the Basque Popular Speech Atlas and other publications. 42 2011 Memory
VII. JAGONET In 2011 Euskaltzaindia’s JAGONET consultation and advisory service celebrated its 10th anniversary. Since it was opened in March 2001, 835,517 visitors have consulted JAGONET’s question and answer data base. And 10,513 people have received individual answers to their questions by email over this period. It is JAGONET’s responsability to help promote the correct and appropriate use of Basque, making clear how Basque should be used and helping people who care about the language. Euskaltzandia’s rules and decisions can be accessed on the Internet: Rules, the Unified Basque Dictionary, the Names List (both people’s and place names), the General Basque Dictionary, the Euskera publication,
etc. After that, JAGONET’s questions and answers data base can also be consulted. Finally, if those interested in Basque cannot find what they are looking for there, they can send their questions to Euskaltzaindia’s JAGONET questions area. Euskaltzaindia’s questions area is reached by e-mail and is individual, with the privacy of each question being respected. Information about 2011: 542 questions and answers were added to JAGONET’s database and the questions and answers were visited 86,415 times. 991 questions were sent to the question area and 986 of these were answered.
Euskaltzaindiaren 2011ko Oroitidazkia, ingelesez