Sunday, December 10, 2006

Project to digitize materials of Middle Eastern libraries

"Since the 1960s and ‘70s, libraries in the West have been digitizing their catalogues and even the contents of their shelves, but a lack of resources has kept all but the most well funded Middle Eastern libraries from doing the same. The Yale University Library hopes to correct this situation, bringing the fruits of Middle Eastern scholars’ labors into the digital age." The Library is also looking at working with the Egyptian National Library and Archives (ENLA) to bring its materials into the first phase of the project, the Online Access for Consolidated Information about Serials (OACIS) - a searchable list of catalogue information compiled from the 20 participating libraries around the world, including the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) and that of the American University in Cairo.
See the above page for the full story.

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