Qatar National Library

The Third Forum on Heritage Management: Digital Access and Artificial Intelligence Applications

2024.9.15 09:00


Registration for attendance is open. Register today! 

Globally, traditional archives contain vast and ever-increasing amounts of historical data and information, posing significant challenges for their preservation and sustainable accessibility. Digital technology provides crucial opportunities to enhance archive management and facilitate access.

This forum seeks to achieve the following objectives:

  • Introduce the reality of digital documentary heritage within the broader international context and in Arab countries.
  • Familiarize participants with models of digital repositories for documentary heritage in governmental and private institutions within the cultural sector in Arab countries.
  • Explore future projects aimed at enhancing the reality of digital heritage in Arab countries.
  • Build a collaborative community to support the digitization of documentary heritage and facilitate its accessibility for researchers.

The forum will deal with the following topics:

  • Exploring the paths of digital transformation and their potential implications for the future of traditional archives.
  • Examining models of digital repositories housing heritage resources within libraries, cultural institutions, and heritage organizations.
  • Addressing the challenges posed by the digital era to heritage: identifying risks, devising overcoming mechanisms, and proposing solutions.
  • Discussing the requirements to enhance the digitization of heritage in Arab countries and outlining future perspectives.
  • Enhancing digital information management for improved usability and searchability of archives.
  • Delving into the concept and reality of digital heritage, considering both theoretical and practical aspects in the context of the artificial intelligence.

The deadline for submission of papers or presentations has passed, but participants can still register to attend the forum.

Forum's attendance fees:

  • From inside Qatar: a fee of 500 QAR charged by ARADO is payable through this link.
  • From outside Qatar: attendees can register though this link.

Target Audience:

  • Officials overseeing the heritage and historical resources sector in both public and private domains.
  • Directors of archives, documents, and rare resources departments across ministries, governmental institutions, and private organizations.
  • Professionals spearheading the digitization of documentary heritage in libraries and cultural institutions.
  • Individuals engaged in the archiving and digitization of heritage materials and rare resources.

For inquiries, pleae contact: 

  • QNL's Heritage Library at: 
  • Arab Organization for Administrative Development: Dr. Dalia Nassar, Head of the Scientific Committee:

Date: 15 & 16 September 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Language: Arabic, with English interpretation provided


Seats are limited. Click here to register.

Event date and time

Starts:   2024.9.15 09:00
Ends:   2024.9.16 14:30

Event location


Qatar National Library, Education City, Al Luqta St

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