Digitizing old manuscripts in Morocco: A history research issue

Boujdad Mkadem, Abdelhamid and Nieuwenhuysen, Paul Digitizing old manuscripts in Morocco: A history research issue., 2008 . In 17th annual BOBCATSSS symposium (Bobcatsss 2009), Porto (Portugal), 28-30 January 2009. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]


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The aim of this paper is to study the information needs of researchers via the analysis of their attitude towards an old manuscripts digitization project. This study is necessary in order to lay the foundations of a real digitisation project destined to safeguard and preserve invaluable collections of manuscripts all over Morocco. This study is based on a survey conducted using a questionnaire distributed to a sample of students and researchers in the field of history in the University of Abdelmalek Essaadi, Tetouan/Tangier. The study shows that at a first glance a digital library of manuscripts does not seem to be very interesting for them. Many factors affect their awareness of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), availability of physical access to real collections and the fact the many of the collection holders are themselves historians and represent a great help for them.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: information literacy, university education
Subjects: J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JG. Digitization.
Depositing user: 2009 Bobcatsss
Date deposited: 31 Mar 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/12937


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