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Posted by on Jun 11, 2009

Webinar: Digitizing Islamic manuscripts from Timbuktu

This video outlines Aluka’s efforts in 2006-2008 to digitize the Islamic manuscripts being held in Timbuktu, Mali in private libraries. The narrator is Harlan Wallach, Director of NUAMPS. The presentation goes into the technical aspects of setting up a digital lab in Timbuktu, the partnership we formed with SAVAMA (L’Organisation Non Gouvernementale pour la Sauvegarde et la Valorisation des Manuscrits pour la Défense de la Culture Islamique (ONG SAVAMA-DCI)), and the subsequent results on Aluka.

Once again, it was recorded with Camtasia and broadcast with GoToWebinar. Harlan was speaking from Chicago, I was recording in Princeton, and we had moderators working from New York. I produced the audio with Audacity.

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