Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Nasser Collection

Gamal Abdel Nasser Digital Archive

  • Gamal Abdel Nasser Digital Archive

  • A rich repository documenting the life of the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser, using a collection of different media pertaining to his presidency period. The collection of documents, photos, movies, speeches, etc, were donated to the Library of Alexandria by Nasser Foundation to be scanned, cataloged, indexed and subjected to optical character recognition (OCR), and availed to the users in a searchable easy to browse interface. The collection is continuously being updated with new items. One of the recent updates is the “This day in history” feature, which allows users to view events, news, speeches, or documentary movies that happened in a certain year on the same day. The collection has also been expanded with new material including 43 speeches in video and audio, 29 greeting cards, 13 pamphlets released by the Free Officers Movement, and 22 documents containing meeting minutes of the Egyptian Cabinet in 1,176 pages.

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