Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Gives CLIR $1.12M Grant for DLME

CLIR Receives $1.12 Million to Implement Platform and Processes for Digital Library of the Middle East Washington, DC, April 3, 2018—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $1.12 million to implement a sustainable, extensible digital library platform and set of curatorial processes to federate records relating to the Read More

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Qatar’s Maritime History and Heritage – A DLME Online Exhibit

James Anthony Onley of DLME partner the Qatar National Library explores rare archival photos, maps, video, audio, and documents from the collections of the Qatar Digital Library to reveal the the Persian Gulf country’s maritime history and heritage. http://stories.dlme.clir.org/qatars-maritime-history-and-heritage/

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The Digital Library of the Middle East and Cultural Heritage Preservation – A DLME Online Exhibit

Peter Herdrich and Katie Paul of the Antiquities Coalition examine how by providing inventories, cataloguing and documenting objects, and digitizing records, the DLME directly supports the worldwide effort to combat looting and the illicit trade in cultural heritage objects and pushes back against the forces that would plunder our culture to finance terror and oppress Read More

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Announcing the Digital Library of the Middle East Prototype
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Digital Library of the Middle East Prototype Federates Cultural Heritage Materials Worldwide Washington, DC, January 31, 2018—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today released a prototype proof of concept for the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME). The prototype was developed in partnership with the Antiquities Coalition, Qatar National Library, and Stanford Read More

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The AC Digs Into: the Digital Library of the Middle East

This edition of the Antiquities Coalition’s series, “The AC Digs,” features an interview with Co-Principal Investigator Peter Herdrich about progress made in the first year and the unprecedented response to the DLME. The AC Digs Into: DLME  The Antiquities Coalition is a founding partner of the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME). Working with Read More

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Qatar National Library Joins International Network of Partners Contributing to Digital Library of the Middle East

  Contact: dlmepress@clir.org Washington, DC, August 22, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Qatar National Library (QNL) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation to develop, enhance, and make available digitized cultural heritage content through the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME). The DLME is a collaborative effort that aspires to create Read More

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CLIR Receives Whiting Foundation Grant to Prototype Digital Library of the Middle East

CLIR Receives Whiting Foundation Grant to Prototype Digital Library of the Middle East Washington, DC, May 22, 2017—The Whiting Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $170,000 to design, implement, and launch a prototype Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME). CLIR will work closely with its primary organizational partner on Read More

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Aga Khan University – Institute for the Study for Muslim Civilizations Webinar

Charles Henry and Peter Herdrich,  webinar at the Aga Khan University, moderated by Walid Ghali. May 26, 2017 The Aga Khan University’s Institute for Ismaili Studies-Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations Library sponsored a presentation by DLME co-PIs Charles Henry and Peter Herdrich at their campus on Euston Road, London. Head Librarian, Dr. Walid Read More

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