Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Update from Dr. Lutz Wiederhold on MENALIB / MENADOC activities:
"Dear Colleagues,
In 2010, the German National Middle East and North Africa Collection at the University and State Library (ULB) in Halle has added an open access electronic version of vols. 1 (1847) to 155 (2005) of the Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenlaendischen Gesellschaft (ZDMG) to the fulltext repository MENAdoc ( which is a module of the MENALIB ( portal. Following an agreement with the Deutsche Morgenlaendische Gesellschaft and the Harrassowitz Verlag, further volumes of ZDMG will published in MENAdoc with a delay of 5 years in the future. Today, volume 156 (2006) has been made accessible to interested users - cf.

Currently, MENAdoc provides open access to ca. 5.000 monogaphic titles and reports, and ca. 9.000 articles from the periodicals of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft. Lists of digitized /digtial monographic titles and volumes of periodicals can be viewed after clicking on the various projects mentioned on the MENAdoc homepage (
or by going to the homepages of these various projects directly:
- National Middle East and North Africa Collection digital -
- Periodicals of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft -
- Turkisch studies Library Prof. Jakob M. Landau -
- MENAdoc Single Documents -
- Islamkundliche Untersuchungen Digital -

ULB Halle works on adding records for these open access titles also to its OPAC and and other electronic catalogs.

Information on digitzation efforts and other activities of the National Middle East and North Africa Collection is published in a MENALIB newsletter. Subscription to this newsletter is possible on the MENALIB website (

With apologies for crossposting and best wishes,
Lutz Wiederhold
--  Dr. Lutz Wiederhold Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg Zweigbibliothek der ULB Vorderer Orient/Ethnologie Muehlweg 15 06114 Halle Germany " 

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