Comparing Digital Materials from McGill

A hands-on comparison of the digital materials from the collections of the Islamic Studies Library at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Preface Digitization projects have been taken up by manuscript libraries around the world. The two pillars of such libraries -catalogues and the actual

Comparing Digital Materials from McGill

A hands-on comparison of the digital materials from the collections of the Islamic Studies Library at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Preface Digitization projects have been taken up by manuscript libraries around the world. The two pillars of such libraries -catalogues and the actual

Creating a digital catalogue for a small collection

I am creating a digital catalogue for Rudolf Geyer’s heritage. On this, I have a long read (and long look) for a lazy summer day over at Medium. About it, too, I have here a short description of the technical aspects

Creating a digital catalogue for a small collection

I am creating a digital catalogue for Rudolf Geyer’s heritage. On this, I have a long read (and long look) for a lazy summer day over at Medium. About it, too, I have here a short description of the technical aspects

Deconstructing the Kashf al-ẓunūn with Python, part 1

I am using the programming language called Python to make sense of Ḥajjī Khalīfa’s famous bibliographical work Kashf al-ẓunūn. I had been looking at Python as a suitable tool for Digital Humanities projects for a while, and with the article “Find

Deconstructing the Kashf al-ẓunūn with Python, part 1

I am using the programming language called Python to make sense of Ḥajjī Khalīfa’s famous bibliographical work Kashf al-ẓunūn. I had been looking at Python as a suitable tool for Digital Humanities projects for a while, and with the article “Find

The Digital Orientalist: A Manifesto

A first essay on what The Digital Orientalist is about just came out in MELA Notes. Read it it here, full issue can be accessed here. This article is written for librarians, but can equally inform interested scholars and students.

The Digital Orientalist: A Manifesto

A first essay on what The Digital Orientalist is about just came out in MELA Notes. Read it it here, full issue can be accessed here. This article is written for librarians, but can equally inform interested scholars and students.

Digital Orientalism at AOS Conference

I am organizing a panel at the upcoming conference of the American Oriental Society. This cross-discipline round table gives an impression of how we can take advantage of digital tools and resources in our day-to-day workflow, and it will further discuss the future role

Digital Orientalism at AOS Conference

I am organizing a panel at the upcoming conference of the American Oriental Society. This cross-discipline round table gives an impression of how we can take advantage of digital tools and resources in our day-to-day workflow, and it will further discuss the future role

Comparing Digital Materials from Beinecke

  A hands-on comparison of the digital materials from the manuscript collections of Beinecke Library at Yale University, New Haven, USA. Preface Digitization projects have been taken up by manuscript libraries around the world. The two pillars of such libraries -catalogues and

Comparing Digital Materials from Beinecke

  A hands-on comparison of the digital materials from the manuscript collections of Beinecke Library at Yale University, New Haven, USA. Preface Digitization projects have been taken up by manuscript libraries around the world. The two pillars of such libraries -catalogues and

AlKindi online catalog: the future of Islamic studies cataloging

Recently, the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies in Cairo published a new version of their catalog. The technology and thinking behind this catalog is very exciting. Their technology is probably the best out there. They have full support for the

AlKindi online catalog: the future of Islamic studies cataloging

Recently, the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies in Cairo published a new version of their catalog. The technology and thinking behind this catalog is very exciting. Their technology is probably the best out there. They have full support for the