Workshop 5: Preservation and Digitization Planning for Library Collections

Please be informed that the Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa conference will not be held in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizers and their partners will share an update on the future of the event in due course.


The workshop will address the planning of physical and digital preservation activities and will focus on two main topics: (1) project planning, prioritization of activities and workflow, and how to find low-cost solutions for better preserving manuscript collections; (2) project planning for fundraising and providing some basic hints for outlining preservation and digitization project proposals.

Participants will be actively involved in an interactive session: through preparation of a case study, attendees will have the opportunity to exchange proposals and ideas on the above mentioned topic and get feedback from the workshop leader.

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