Sunday, February 26, 2006

Digitization of Description de l’Égypte
Thanks to Geoffrey Tassie for the following news item. The preservation of the valuable collection of Description de l’Égypte has been completed by the International School of Information Science (ISIS) at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The 11 plate volumes, owned by the BA, and nine text volumes, owned by l’Institut d’Égypte, have been fully digitized, integrated on a virtual browser and are available in DVD format to the public through this pioneering endeavor. Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, stated that the importance of this project stems from this collection being considered a rich reference for researchers and scholars. He added that digitizing such a collection is an achievement toward the preservation of heritage . . . .The Description de l’Égypte DVD is available at the BA Bookshop for EGP 120."
See the full item at the above URL, but after a hunt around the biblioteca's website I couldn't find the DVD for sale online.

The background story to the creation of the Description can be found on the Tour Egypt website at:

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