British Library Qatar Foundation Partnership

Plan of the Port of Bushire https://www.qdl.qa/en/india-office-records-map-collection-vast-and-powerful-resourceSummary: The project focus is primarily on digitization of the India Office Records in the archives of the British Library that relate to Gulf History with extended metadata and contextual articles on these topics. Additional elements include Manuscripts, Maps and Music related to the region.  

Type of Project: Giving access to records held in another country.

Countries Involved: 2

Websitewww.qdl.qa

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Description

The project focus is primarily on digitization of the India Office Records in the archives of the British Library that relate to Gulf History with extended metadata and contextual articles on these topics. Additional elements include Manuscripts, Maps and Music related to the region.

Through such partnership projects Qatar National Library (QNL) aims to develop itself as the Centre of a global network for the history of Qatar and the Gulf and act as a steward of Qatar’s national heritage by collecting, preserving and making available the country’s recorded history. 

Partners

  • Qatar National Library, Qatar
  • British Library, United Kingdom

Duration

  • Ongoing (started 2012)

Access to Data and Documents

Materials are available for free through IIIF, for free non-commercial use, and on www.qdl.qa.

Metadata is available on Open linked data (OLD), for free non-commercial use, and on the Qatar Digital Library.

Volumetry

>2 000 000 by the end of the project

PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Digital preservation, digital unification

Dernière mise à jour: 25 juillet 2019