Friday, July 30, 2010

Open Access Middle East Mongraphs at MENADOC

Since 1998, the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt (ULB Halle) holds responsibility for the national  Middle East and North Africa Collection (Sondersammelgebiet Vorderer Orient einschliesslich Nordafrika). 
Since 2000, digital services of this collection and other information providers in Middle East and Islamic studies are coordinated in the Middle East Virtual Library MENALIB. MENALIB offers access to a number of bibliographic databases and also to electronic fulltext materials. Fulltext materials are stored in the document repository MENAdoc which is part of ULB Halle's digital libary. MENAdoc provides access to digital copies of the Periodicals of the German Oriental Society (Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft) and various titles from the Turkish studies collection of  Prof. Jacob M. Landau as well as to a growing number of other electronic fulltext materials related to Middle East and Islamic studies. 
While it is not strictly speaking an archive of material relating to the Ancient World, many readers of AWOL will find much useful material at MENAdoc.  Subscribing to the news feed is well worth the effort.

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