23rd Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Special Libraries Association/Arabian Gulf Chapter

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By Vicky Pavlicic, Senior Marketing Manager at Gale International

Come and Visit the Gale Booth and Enter our Photo Competition – we are at stand B79/80!

We want to find out from you why you think digital resources specific to research and teaching are so important.

Come along to meet us, take a photo and answer the statement “I love Digital Resources because_______” and we will enter your name into a prize draw to win a compact Panasonic Lumix Digital Camera. The winner will be announced on Wednesday afternoon, just in time to take pictures at the gala dinner!

What else can you do at the Conference?

Get yourself a coffee on Wednesday 8th March, just before 11am, and come and listen to Seth Cayley, Vice President of Gale Primary Sources as he presents a talk on Researching Middle East History with Digital Archives. He’ll be hosting this session from 11–11.25am in the Hotel Boardroom.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Gale’s Middle East Digital Archives

Al-Jurjani, Mi’at amil, an elementary treatise on governing words in Arabic. 1802

Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library

Based on A.G. Ellis’ catalogue of the British Library’s collection, Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library represents the first and largest text-searchable archive of pre-20th century Arabic printed books available anywhere online.

The collection spans over 400 years of historical books written in Arabic script as well as translations into European and Asian languages from the period, and covers an extensive range of subjects which bring the wealth and breadth of Arabic culture to scholars worldwide and support interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, learning and research.

Subjects include: Religion and Law; Sciences, History, and Geography; Literature, Grammar, Language, Catalogues, and Periodicals

This is an essential resource for every major library in the Middle East seeking access to pre-eminent heritage collections to advance scholarly research into the region’s remarkable cultural, scientific and intellectual past for local students, researchers, and communities.

Middle East Studies Collection – Part of Archives Unbound

The Middle East Studies Collection offers scholars 26 collections and 1.2 million pages of rare primary documents related to Middle East history, politics and society through the 19th and 20th centuries. The majority of the collections have been sourced from the National Archives in the US and the UK, enabling scholars to see Middle East topics through the lens of US and British diplomacy.

With this collection you have instant access to material that has the potential to expand and uncover new research possibilities:

  • Special reports on political and military affairs
  • Studies and statistics on socioeconomic matters
  • Interviews and minutes of meetings with government officials