Bilingual Qatar Digital Library: Benefits and Challenges

  • Mahmoud Sayed A. Mahmoud
  • Maha M. Al-SarrajEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11279)


Large digital libraries often require designing a multilingual digital platform for their users. The multilingual access to materials still presents substantial challenges to the digital library designers. Taking the example of the Qatar Digital Library (QDL), we explore some of the tools for bilingual access and reflect on further ways of creating bilingual metadata records for QDL.


Digitization Case studies Arabic Digital libraries National libraries Cataloging Indexing Archives management Bilingual collections 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahmoud Sayed A. Mahmoud
    • 1
  • Maha M. Al-Sarraj
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.UCL-Qatar, Qatar National LibraryDohaQatar

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