Digitization ushers new era in scholarship

January 28th, 2011 at 06:01

Lynne Raughley has written about about the University of Michigan scanning 1,100 Islamic manuscripts, so that scholars around the world gain access to collection through the HathiTrust Digital Library.

The manuscripts in the collection date from the 8th to 20th century AD, with volumes mainly in Arabic, Persian and Turkish, many of them illuminated, elaborately decorated, or heavily annotated by a long series of owners.

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