May 5, 2021

American University in Cairo Launches Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library

via Bikya Masr: To preserve and provide access to centuries of Egyptian and Middle East history, The American University in Cairo recently launched the Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library (RBSCDL). [Clip] The digital library is open and globally accessible, and will feature ancient and medieval cultural-heritage materials, in addition to contemporary contributions from […]

Egypt's National Library Seeks to Improve Access to Information

From Ahram Online: The National Library and Archives (NLA) recently announced plans to modernise the administration of the Egyptian National Library and improve access to information countrywide. [Clip] Firstly, the NLA aims to bring all of Egypt’s libraries under the National Library’s umbrella within a four-year period, along with standardising regulations governing all library operations. […]

Rare Books Staff From American U. of Cairo Help Restore Burned Institut d'Égypte Documents

From the News@AUC Post: The Rare Books and Special Collections Library and Archives (RBSCL) sent nine of its staff members last week to assist Dar El Kutub [Egyptian National Library] in the salvaging of books and documents damaged during the recent fire at the Institut d’Egypte. These volunteers, who are experienced in handling rare and […]

National Library and Archives of Egypt are Documenting Revolution

From Ahram Online (English):  “This should be the best documented pivotal event in the history of Egypt,” Khaled Fahmy explained as he went on to describe the ambitious project sponsored by the National Library and Archives of Egypt Organisation whose large number of volunteer experts have one aim: documenting Egypt’s January 25 Revolution. Fahmy, the […]