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Qatar Digital Library as a Platform for Digital Repatriation of Qatar’s Cultural Heritage

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posted on 2022-11-15, 04:50 authored by Marcin WerlaMarcin Werla

Abstract:  

Digital repatriation is a process in which cultural heritage objects, physically located outside of countries or communities of their origin, are “returned” where they belong in a digital form. The aim of this paper is to present challenges related to digital repatriation, basing on the experiences of Qatar National Library. Qatar’s complex history caused that its tangible heritage is distributed in over a dozen countries on at least three continents. The library undertakes a number of efforts to locate and digitize such heritage materials, in order to present them online in a digital form and preserve for the future. The main online platform for that is Qatar Digital Library, which is described in this paper from organizational, technical and end-user perspectives.

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This poster was presented at the 23rd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2019: Digital Libraries for Open Knowledge in Oslo, Norway. The conference took place on September 9-12, 2019.

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Language

  • English

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Qatar National Library

Publication Year

  • 2019

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  • Qatar National Library

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Qatar

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