The AUB University Libraries’ Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services publishes first Arabic book about digitization and digital preservation

March 7, 2018

Basma Chebani, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the AUB Libraries published a first-of-its-kind book in Arabic, entitled “Digitization and Digital Preservation: a guide to digital and digitized files in libraries and information centers” / “الرقمنة و الحفظ الرقمي: دليل ارشادي لحفظ الملفات الرقمية و المرقمنة في المكتبات و مراكز المعلومات”.

Through her vast expertise in the field, Chebani focuses on best practices for digitization and digital preservation, including the relevant standards and strategies applied by most of the digital preservation institutions at the international level.

The Arabic book, published by OxLit, Oxford Studies and Publication, contains all the technical terms in English.

In her book, the author investigates and probes the need for digital preservation, a digitization process, digital preservation strategies, as well as metadata and digital file formats. She also examines issues such as secured digital storage and control, Optical Characters Recognition (OCR), the Semantic web for digitization projects both, in Arabic and in other languages at international level.

Chebani also describes the experience of digitization and digital preservation at the AUB Libraries and at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina through her extensive hands-on experience.

To know more about the author or the book, contact Ms. Basma Chebani via email:; or via phone: 01-350 000 ext. 2614.

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