Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Open Access Digitised Manuscript: British Library’s Shāhnāmah manuscript (Add.5600)

British Library’s Shāhnāmah manuscript (Add.5600)

Date: late 15th century
Title: Shāhnāmah, by Firdawsī
Content : Firdawsī’s epic the Shāhnāmah ‘Book of kings’ with the older preface. Refurbished ca 1616 (f..274r) in the studio of ʻAbd al-Raḥīm Khān Khānān. Contains 90 overpainted mniatures by attributed Mughal artists.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Middle East Librarians Association

Middle East Librarians Association
MELA: Connecting Middle East Librarians globally.
It is the purpose of the Middle East Librarians’ Association to facilitate communication among members through meetings and publications; to improve the quality of area librarianship through the development of standards for the profession and education of Middle East library specialists; to compile and disseminate information concerning Middle East libraries and collections and to represent the judgment of the members in matters affecting them; to encourage cooperation among members and Middle East libraries, especially in the acquisition of materials and the development of bibliographic control; to cooperate with other library and area organizations in projects of mutual concern and benefit; to promote research in and development of indexing and automated techniques as applied to Middle East materials.

Anyone who is employed by an institution to service Middle East library materials in a professional capacity (selection, acquisition, cataloging, indexing, reference work, administration, and/or preparation of research tools), as well as any other person who has an interest in these aspects of Middle East library materials, is eligible for membership in our Association.