New Collection of Classical Arabic Literature Available on UNESCO Digital Library Majaliss
The Arabic word ‘Majaliss’ means ‘a place of sitting’, used to describe various types of formal legislative assemblies in Islamic countries. It is also a common term used for a meeting, dialogue or exchange. UNESCO Digital Library Majaliss offers a modern platform for sharing classical works of Arabic literature.
The project Majaliss aims at ensuring the availability of classical works of Arabic literature to a large public in an easily accessible digital format and addresses the short-term needs for reading, editing and printing Arabic texts. In long term Majaliss seeks to contribute to enhance the capacities of national and regional organizations in the area of preservation of documentary heritage.
The offline version of Majaliss is available through a series of five CD-ROMs. Each CD-ROM corresponds to a collection of digitised books and contains an ICT-application for enhancing reading and writing. The fifth Volume of Majaliss comprises 40 digitised Arabic classical books on the role of Arab women and their participation in societies throughout the history. It also contains an audio library comprising 15 downloadable audio books red by professional actors.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.