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Qatar Digital Library

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The Challenge

Making historic Gulf documents available in the Middle East for the first time

Robust infrastructure powering simple workflow, delivering bilingual content from multiple sources

Multi-year, multi-library partnership

The Results

The British Library / Qatar Foundation Partnership is an ambitious, multi-year project to digitise, catalogue, conserve, and interpret records relating to the Gulf region held at the British Library. The Qatar Digital Library (QDL) is the public-facing online archive that delivers the Partnership’s mission to the public. 

Cogapp designed and developed QDL on behalf of the Partnership and launched it in October 2014 after more than three years' work. QDL provides access to a growing digital archive, currently over 1.8million records, in Arabic and English, for academics and casual users alike. 

We have worked continuously with both libraries since the launch of the archive, enhancing and developing the site. In addition to multiple new features, we have added the ability for more data sources to contribute to the archive, making it a truly unique collection of archival material.

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