Qatar Digital Library: a new resource for the study of the Gulf Region history

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|October 23, 2014|Archival collections, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

The Qatar Digital Library (QDL) is making a vast archive featuring the cultural and  historical heritage of the Gulf and wider region freely available online for the first time. It includes archives, maps, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs and much more, complete with contextualised explanatory notes and links, in both English and Arabic.

This archive is bound to transform the study of Gulf history, improving understanding of the Islamic world, Arabic cultural heritage and the modern history of the Gulf.

The QDL has been developed as part of a 10-year Memorandum of Understanding on Partnerships between the Qatar Foundation, the Qatar National Library and The British Library.
A wide range of content from the British Library’s collections have been digitized since 2012, reaching a total of 500,000 images and will be available to browse and search by the end of 2014.

Find more info on the Qatar Digital Library at http://www.qdl.qa/en/about, but most of all, give it a go and dive into the Qatar Digital Library portal !

 

Share this Post:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>
*
*