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Article 38

This Article Volume 3 Issue 2

First published December 2013, doi : 10.7187/GJAT382013.03.02
Publisher Kolej Universiti Islam Sultan Azlan Shah, Perak, Malaysia.
 
Information and Communication Technologies in Preserving Arabic
and Islamic Manuscripts
Mahmud Adesina Ayuba
 
Abstract
 
That Arabic and Islamic manuscripts contain a wealth of intellectual and educational sources of knowledge has been proven beyond any doubt. Inspite of tremendous benefit of these manuscripts in learning and research, their present condition in Nigeria is highly worrisome. We found out that these manuscripts have remained at the mercy of natural disasters as most of them are subject to total destruction by weather and insects. It is also discovered that Arabic and Islamic manuscripts deal with interesting themes that are of utmost relevance to our society, such as environmental and governmental issues. Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine the benefits of Information and Communication Technologies in the preservation of Arabic and Islamic manuscripts in Nigeria. Our study revealed that Information and Communication Technologies possess some devices that can be used in the preservation of these manuscripts.Historical and sociological approaches were used as methodologies.
 
Keywords: Arabic and Islamic manuscripts; Preservation; Information and CommunicationTechnologies; Nigerian society
 
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