The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the US Library of Congress started a joint project to digitize the records of Arab and Muslim scientific heritage with the aim of documenting them in the World Digital Library, according to a KAUST statement quoted by the Saudi Press Agency.
An international consultative committee comprising leading librarians and scientists will be set up as a first step. The committee will take necessary measures to locate and choose the books, manuscripts and other rare sources related to the scientific achievements of the Arabs and Muslims over the centuries, and classify them.
The project will also support research works on these topics, the statement said. The project would be completed before the launch of the digital library under the auspices of UNESCO early next year. (MORE)