AbstractThe eBetharké Syriac Digital Library Portal is a collaborative effort between the libraries at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and the Beth Mardutho Syriac Institute, a traditional library of texts; to create a specialized digital library collection online. This digital library features content in and relating to Syriac, an Aramaic dialect spoken in the 1st century A.D. and for which a great deal of historically significant documents were written during the period. This task required effort and research on multiple fronts, including software development; collaboration on technical, interpersonal, and policy-based levels; and in overcoming challenges related to the predominant computing platforms installed and in use by potential users of this digital library. This collaboration provided significant new challenges and learning experiences among the staff who worked on this project and provides a base upon which our digital library platforms can diversify and be more culturally aware.
SubjectsDigital library, Trusted platform, Preservation, Syriac, Unicode, RUcore, Instutitonal repository, Beth Mardutho--The Syriac Institute, Rutgers University
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