January 24, 2022

Library Congress to Expand Ties With Qatar Foundation

From The Peninsula:

The Library of Congress is looking for possibilities to expand its collaboration with the Qatar Foundation and Central Library, following the successful partnership for the World Digital Library.

“We will be expanding the collaboration between the Qatar Foundation Central Library and the Congress Library, which is very useful,” Dr James H Billington, Librarian of Congress, told The Peninsula, during a visit to Doha.


The Qatar Foundation and the Library of Congress has signed a memorandum of understanding outlining joint efforts and expanded cooperation in four main areas.

It includes  adding Arabic-language books, manuscripts, and other works to the WDL, including works of Arab science and technology in the WDL, increasing the number of institutions from the Arab world that are partners in the project; and increasing the use of the WDL by students and educators in the Arab world.

“Qatar Foundation and the Central Library are playing a leading role in bringing other libraries together, so that is Qatar is becoming not only a central gathering point for people doing business but also in the education,” said Dr  Billington.

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