Qatar National Library (QNL) recently teamed up with the World Digital Library (WDL) to host the 2014 WDL Arab Peninsula Regional Group Symposium which focused on heritage preservation and awareness.
The two-day symposium, entitled ‘Preserving Cultural Heritage Content Training – A legacy for the future’, took place at Qatar National Convention Centre and attracted more than 40 attendees.
Delegates included senior representatives, professors and librarians from a number of libraries and universities including QNL, Qatar University, Kuwait University, King Hamad Digital Library in Bahrain, the California State University in San Francisco and the Library of Congress.
Following the great success of the hands-on training workshop last year, QNL and WDL embarked on continuing activities within the region and dedicated the discussion to the value of preserving heritage and culture, the means to ensure preservation of cultural items, and the ‘themes approach’ to presenting them.
QNL was announced in 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation. Under the guidance of Qatar Foundation, the library provides free access for students, educators, researchers, and the wider community in Qatar.
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