Syriac Digital Library Begins at CUA
- Announcement.Piscataway, NJ - Sunday March 7, 2003. Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute.The Syriac Institute began in earnest digitizing the Syriac collection at the libraries of The Catholic University of America (CUA). CUA's collection of Syriac material is considered one of the richest in North America. This digitization is a part of the Institute's largest project aiming to build the most comprehensive library of Syriac books, manuscripts, journal articles, images, and artifacts. The vast library will be accessible on the Internet for all users.Above: training session at CUA. The staff include Monica Blanchard, Librarian (front), Monk Spyridon Mensing of Mount Athos (on computer), Jonathan Loopstra (next to Monica), Karen Bradely (back), Richard Ghazal (volunteer from the R.I. Syriac Church, near window), Simon Khazmo (volunteer from the D.C. Syriac Church). Top Corner: George Kiraz training Monk Spyridon. Other staff members are not shown.Last Saturday, the team at CUA was trained to scan various types of items such as books, booklets, journal articles, etc. Beth Mardutho is supporting the purchase of equipment and the hiring of staff. Due to the overwhelming availability of material, The Syriac Institute plans to purchase a second scanning station and to support the staff to run it.Your support is crucial to make this possible. You can adopt one or more books, a collection, or any amount of your choice. Simply click on the following box.or go to http://www.bethmardutho.org and click on a similar box on the web site.George Kiraz--------------------------
George A. Kiraz, M.St. (Oxon), M.Phil., Ph.D. (Cantab)
Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute46 Orris Ave.
Piscataway, NJ 08854
http://www.GorgiasPress.comDirector, Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute
Fellow, Institute of Christian Oriental Research (The Catholic University of America)