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MENALIB: The Middle East Virtual Library

Since the beginning of 2016 the University and state Library Saxon-Anhalt is running the DFG Specialized Information Service (SIS) Middle East-, North Africa- and Islamic Studies. The SIS succeeds the Special Subject Collection Middle east incl. North Africa which had been in Halle from 1998 until 2015.

MENALIB, the Virtual Library of the SIS will be enhanced during the next three years into a modern recording, communication and research tool for Middle East and Islamic studies.

MENALIB continuously leads to and informs about:

  • Information about ongoing projects, conferences, digital humanities projects in relation to the Middle East and Islamic studies
  • Access to catalogues with rich collections in the fields of Oriental studies
  • Specialised tutorials and assistance for using our rich collections
  • New Acquisitions in the fields of Islamic and Area Studies as well as MENA Linguistics
  • Through its repository MENAdoc access to Open Access Publications
  • MENAdoc Open Access Self-Publishing

MENALIB furthermore aims at becoming a place for a exchange of
scholarly information about Islamic and Middle East studies and pursues a
policy of close cooperation with academic institutes and scientific
societies in Germany and abroad.