Arabic Collections Online (ACO) is a partnership of several major research libraries in the United States and the Middle East to digitize the Arabic monographs in their collections and make them freely accessible to the world. ACO consists of more than 17,000 volumes from most Arabic-speaking countries, Turkey and Iran. Our presentation will offer an overview of the project and the collection. We will also discuss some of the challenges we have faced over the years.
-Guy Barak, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Librarian, NYU
-David Millman, Assistant Dean for Digital Library Technology Services, NYU
The Kitab Talk series is a program of the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies and the University Libraries at UNC-Chapel Hill.