MENAFN: National Archives, NYU Abu Dhabi create online library of historic Arabic-language materials

MENAFN: National Archives, NYU Abu Dhabi create online library of historic Arabic-language materials. The National Archives in this case are for the United Arab Emirates; that is not immediately clear upon reading the story. “The National Archives has joined NYU Abu Dhabi, NYUAD, and six other major universities, to digitise its holdings of historic Arabic-language materials to be included in a digital library available to the public. Arabic Collections Online, ACO, is an open-access initiative sponsored by NYUAD, and has set a goal of reaching 20,000 digitised Arabic books provided free of cost to a global audience. ACO is sponsored by NYUAD in partnership with Columbia, Cornell, Princeton, American University in Beirut, American University in Cairo, and, now, the National Archives, who will support with the digitisation of materials.”