The USDA National Agricultural Library (NAL) has published Spanish versions of its NAL Agricultural Thesaurus (NALT) and Glossary of Agricultural Terms.
This first Spanish edition of the NALT comprises more than 15,700 translated concepts. Included are definitions for more than 2,400 of the concepts, in both English and Spanish, which are published in a separate interface as the Glossary of Agricultural Terms.
The NALT is used at NAL and at other organizations as a key component for organizing and describing agricultural information. Publishing a Spanish language edition of the NALT makes it a valuable bilingual reference tool that benefits both Spanish and English speakers. Organizations using the NALT terms can easily add a Spanish language capability to their agricultural information applications.
Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the United States, and is the most rapidly growing language used in U.S. agriculture. Future Spanish-language editions of the NALT will change in response to recommendations from the Spanish-speaking agricultural community and NAL cooperators.