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British Library and Qatar to Digitize East India Company and India Office Archives

July 20th, 2012 by Adam Siegel

The British Library announced yesterday that in collaboration with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) that it will begin a three-year £8.7 million project to digitize more than 500,000 pages of documents from the East India Company and India Office, along with 25,000 pages of Arabic manuscripts from its collections. The project will also lead to the inauguration of the Qatar National Library in 2014.  The emphasis of both collections will be on the Gulf region.