Saudi Arabia's Libraries Authority signs deal to digitize manuscripts

The authority seeks to preserve the rich heritage of Saudi Arabia

  
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RIYADH: The Saudi Culture Ministry’s Libraries Authority on Monday signed an agreement with the King Abdul Aziz Public Library to make original manuscripts available online through a unified digital platform.

It is part of the authority’s efforts to promote and develop libraries in the Kingdom.

The agreement was signed at the King Abdul Aziz Public Library in Riyadh. Dr. Abdulrahman bin Nasser Al-Asim, CEO of the authority, and Dr. Bandar Al-Mubarak, the director general of the library, signed the agreement.

The authority seeks to preserve the rich heritage of the Kingdom.

Earlier, the Libraries Authority signed a deal with the King Fahd National Library to preserve Arab and Islamic manuscripts in local libraries and make them available online for students of history and culture worldwide.

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