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The three papers collected here are based on a seminar on Islamic Studies Librarianship held on 31 January 2019 at the Aga Khan Library (AKL), in conjunction with the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC). Curators, area studies directors, and collection librarians, who are currently involved in this field, gathered to discuss common challenges and to identify strategic areas for collaboration.
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- Introduction : Islamic Studies Librarianship: A Field in Decline / Walid Ghali
- Fifty Years of MELCOM UK and Forty Years as a Librarian: Some Reflections (Or, the Subject Librarian, the Baby and the Bathwater) / Paul Auchterlonie
- Middle East Studies Librarianship in the UK: The Case of Three Universities / Waseem Farooq
- On the ‘Excellence and Dignity’ of Middle East Librarianship in The Netherlands: A Personal Survey / Arnoud Vrolijk
Aga Khan University-ISMC, London, 2020
Abdou Filali-Ansary Occasional Paper Series
ISSN 2633 - 8890
Islamic Studies, Area Studies, Librarianship, Academic libraries, Librarians, Higher Education, Middle East collections, African collections, Asian collections
Ghali, W., Farooq, W., Auchterlonie, P., & Vrolijk, A. (2020). Islamic and Middle East Area Studies Librarianship (Abdou Filali-Ansary Occasional Papers Series No. 3). London: Aga Khan University - Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations.
African Languages and Societies Commons, Arabic Language and Literature Commons, Arabic Studies Commons, Collection Development and Management Commons, East Asian Languages and Societies Commons, Higher Education Commons, Islamic Studies Commons, Near Eastern Languages and Societies Commons