2020 and 2021

42nd Conference – 2020 (Marburg, Germany) – President’s Speech


Due to the current concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic, this
year’s MELCom International conference is cancelled.

We will be in touch when we are able to start planning for the next


En raison des préoccupations actuelles concernant la pandémie de
Coronavirus, le colloque du MELCom International est annulé cette

Nous vous contacterons dès qu’il sera possible d’organiser un nouveau


42nd Conference – 18th to 19th May 2021


  • Date: 18th to 19th May 2021
  • Venue : Online
  • Organiser(s): The MI Board
  • Program
  • Abstracts


  • RDM and the cultural heritage in the digital age
    Volker Adam, Daniel Brenn
  • National scientific heritage and national digital memory
    Jamila Akhundzade
  • Collecting for the Library at the Heart of the University: Carlo Landberg and th Yemeni Manuscripts of Yale
    Roberta Dougherty
  • Middle Eastern manuscripts at SOAS Library and their provenance: case study of the Tbilisi Manuscripts
    Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb
  • “Orient-Digital” – organisational and technical challenges in dealing with thousands of oriental manuscripts
    Michael Becker
  • The Persian Manuscript Collection of the National and University Library “St. Clement of Ohrid” -Skopje: Overview and Cataloguing Issues
    Marijana Kavčić
  • Finding Istanbul in the Archives of Suna Kıraç Library
    Mustafa Ergül, Naz Özkan
  • A 19th-century provincial mufti’s outstanding manuscripts collection in Koç University Suna Kıraç Library Manuscripts Catalog
    Senem Acar, Sami Arslan
  • Thinking about Middle East Librarianship in the Digital Age
    Yasmin Faghihi, Lydia Wright
  • Google for Ottoman Turkish!
    Harun Tuncer
  • Introducing E-Resources in Turkish and Digital Tools for the Ottoman Print Materials
    Harun Karakuş
  • Development of an Arabic Open Access Multilanguage Thesaurus Based on the Linked-Data Approach
    Magda el-Sherbini
  • ARCHNET 3.0. Redeveloping a platform for greater accessibility and compatibility
    Michael Toler