The oldest Arabic manuscripts in the libraries of the world


Manuscripts are considered one of the most important humanitarian and a wealth of intellectual production sources of all the peoples of the earth, and  by the invention of writing, began the era of miracles from drilling in rock and inscription on the walls and if the writing is the foundation stone in humanity.

The print was the next stop and the third leg is the information technology.
 
Over time, the manuscripts become more vulnerable to extinction or annihilation or damage, especially in light of the difficulty saved in appropriate places and the poverty of the accuracy of the optimum way to deal with them.

From that grew the idea of ​​establishing a network of Arabic manuscripts to preserve the wealth of knowledge of Arabic manuscripts and make them available to the largest number of beneficiaries and students has been coordinated between the Center for Information and Decision Support the Council of Ministers (Egypt) and many of those who acquired this wealth of manuscripts for many years to work documented the use of information technology.

Where joint action is designed information system provider capabilities and extensive search and retrieval of data as it is building a variety of databases, utilizing the expertise specializing in the areas of information and manuscripts to be the beneficiary and those interested in these manuscripts are able to identify those manuscripts and value derived from the author, subject, date copies.

In this context, we explain data from several manuscripts dealing with the Egyptian libraries of manuscripts through the definition of beneficiary data essential to the library and manuscripts, which include: The name of the manuscript, the author's name, year of death, the name of the copyist, years back, measurement, number of leaves, .. Etc.,



to be continued ...

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