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Special Libraries Association Event

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center hosted more than 40 members of the Washington, DC chapter of the Special Libraries Association for an evening discussion on cultural heritage sites at risk in the Middle East.

SQCC librarian Jesse Lambertson introduced the Center’s collection which includes a wide range of publications about cultural heritage in both English and Arabic. Michael Albin, Independent Researcher, and John Van Oudenaren, Director for International Programs at World Digital Library, each spoke about their work digitizing collections to ensure cultural heritage materials are protected and increase access to these unique works, highlighting Oman.

Finally, Peter Herdrich, Co-Founder of The Antiquities Coalition spoke via Skype about his organization’s mission to create a digital library of the Middle East to collect resources from around the region into a single resource.

View some pictures from the event here.

Posted By: jmahmood - Friday, 27 May, 2016 at 12:00 AM