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Project ID: 1107358453
Entity: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
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Activity: Digitization of Rare Books (Kazakhstan)
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Activity description: The project covers the digitization of parts of the rare books collections of the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NLRK) - some of them are included in UNESCO’ Memory of the World Register. The project is being sponsored by IBM and the "Kus Zholy" Foundation of Kazkommertzbank which provide hard- and software and support a series of training for NLRK staff.. NLRK’s rare book and manuscript collections include more than 25,000 titles in Kazakh, Russian, and other Eastern and European languages from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Among them are 400 manuscripts in Persian, Arabic, Chagatai, Old Slavic, and Korean languages.
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: National
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Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
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Activity type: Project
Time scale: Ongoing: 2004 -
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