Persian Scholarly Collection Becomes a DFG Project

In September 2018 the University and State Library Saxony-Anhalt (ULB) received the extensive private library of the Iranian-born scholar Ali-Reza Rahbar from Bonn. We had reported about it in our newsletter and  here on our web portal.

The ULB has now succeeded in applying for a new DFG project for the ”Cataloguing and Digitisation” of the Persian scholarly collection. The Iranian Studies of our academic community should particularly benefit from this funding.

Temporary storage: private library of the scholar Ali-Reza Rahbar

Temporary storage: private library of the scholar Ali-Reza Rahbar

The donation is a valuable source for research into the cultural and religious history of modern Iran. About 4,500 Persian monographs and about 80 Persian journals from the period 1950-2000 can now be catalogued and made available for scholarly use until the end of 2022.

In the course of the project, the copyright-free parts will be digitised, fully text-recognised and made available worldwide in open access via MENAdoc.

Position in this Project Announced

Job Offer: Cataloguing of Persian Media in Halle

Job Advertisement The University and State Library Saxony-Anhalt (ULB) in Halle is looking for a librarian starting October 2020 within the project "Indexing and digitisation of the Ali-Reza Rahbar collection" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). ...
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