Prototyping a Digital Library of the Middle East

The DLME is an ambitious project to connect the digital repositories of Middle Eastern cultural heritage currently siloed around the globe by creating a central portal empowering anyone with an internet connection to easily search and discover these collections.

An initial technical proof-of-concept launched publicly on January 31, 2018. The guiding principle of the project is service to people in the region: to help reveal, share, and protect cultural materials and the living and historical cultures they represent. An initial technical proof-of-concept linking digital objects from multiple US-based collections launched publicly on January 31, 2018.

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Location: Worldwide Organiser(s): Council on Library and Information Resources Project partner(s): Digital Library of the Middle East, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Stanford University Libraries, Antiquities Coalition, Qatar National Library Funder(s): Whiting Foundation Funding received: $170,000 Commencement Date: 04/2013 Project Status: Completed
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