A ground breaking new programme of Arabic primary sources for teaching and research from Gale

2015 marks the beginning of a ground-breaking new initiative from Gale, part of Cengage Learning: a multi-year programme of online Arabic primary sources for research and teaching. Guided by an international Advisory Board, the programme will develop to include the most important collections of Arabic-language materials for research and teaching – from historic newspapers and periodicals to early printed books and manuscripts with fine calligraphy – dating from different time periods and provenance.

The Advisory Board comprises scholars who are either specialists in the fields of Arabic, Middle East, and Islamic Studies or librarians with extensive knowledge of Arabic collections and cataloguing.

The noted scholars and librarians on the Advisory Board are:

•   Dr. Musaid Altayyar, Former Head of the Saudi Digital Library, Saudi Arabia
•   Professor Marilyn Booth, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, UK
•   Yasmin Faghihi, Head of Near and Middle Eastern Department, Cambridge University Library, UK
•   David Hirsch, Middle Eastern Studies Librarian, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
•   Mona Nsouli, Director, Institute for Palestine Studies, Beirut, Lebanon
•   Sean Swanick, Librarian for Middle East & Islamic Studies, Duke University, USA
•   Professor Richard Jacquemond, Professor of Modern Arabic Language and Literature, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France


To find out more information about the first collection in the programme Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library download the factsheet