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Virtual Kitab Talk: “Building the Digital Library of the Middle East” with Jacob Hill (Stanford Libraries)
September 29, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for a Kitab Talk on the newly released Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME), which aims to become one of the world’s largest public, online archives of Middle Eastern and North African artifacts. In response to the tragic displacement of people and losses of life in conflict zones and to ongoing threats to the cultural heritage of the Middle East through destruction, looting, and illegal trade, the DLME federates Middle Eastern collections from around the world, creating a publicly accessible, seamlessly interoperable digital library of cultural material. In this talk, Jacob Hill, Project & Data Manager for the DLME at Stanford University, will give an introduction to the DLME, paying particular attention to how digital records are added to the library and how researchers can benefit from the application. The talk will conclude with a discussion of new features under discussion for future development.
Sponsored by the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies and the University Libraries.