Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Time Session Name of Speaker Titles
08:30 - 10:00 Distribution of badges and promotional materials bag - -
10:00 - 11:30 Opening Ceremony Minister of Culture, Mohammad Wissam Mortadha
Minister of Information, Ziad Makari
President of Lebanese Library Association, Basma Chebani
IFLA / MENA representative of Lebanon, Fatme Charafeddine
Keynote speaker, Dr. Jamila Ghaddar
1. Speech of his excellency, Minister of Culture, Mohammad Wissam Mortadha
2. Speech of his excellency, Minister of Information, Ziad Makari
3. Speech of the president of Lebanese Library Association, Basma Chebani
4. Speech of IFLA / MENA representative of Lebanon, Fatme Charafeddine
5. Speech of Keynote speaker, Dr. Jamila Ghaddar
11:00 - 12:00 Coffee Break - -
12:00 - 14:00 Digitization for Cultural Heritage Protection Arif Shaon and Marcin Wela
Hassenin Najm Abd
Helena Arose, Peter Herdrich and Abir Chorfa
Samar Kiamé, Christine Dufour and Marie Martel
Dr. Akram Khate
• Digital Repatriation of Cultural Heritage Content: A Case Study of Qatar National Library / Arif Shaon and Marcin Wela. (English)
• Documenting and Publishing of the Cultural Heritage through the Iraqi Knowledge Portal / Hassenin Najm Abd. (Arabic)
• The “Himaya Project”: Addressing Looting Through Digitization / Helena Arose, Peter Herdrich and Abir Chorfa. (English)
• Seed libraries within Libraries: Their Role, Management, and Their Organization, Discovery, and Dissemination of their Metadata. / Samar Kiamé, Christine Dufour and Marie Martel. (English and Arabic)
• The Mission of the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies in Preserving and Sharing the History of Lebanese Immigrants to the US and the World / Dr. Akram Khater. (English)
14:00 - 14:30 Coffee Break -
14:30 - 15:30 Digitization of Manuscripts for Cultural Heritage Protection Mu’min Sayyed Nasharti
Rim Abidi
Fatimah al-Bazzal and Dr. Imad Bachir
Amal Hassan
• Arabic Manuscripts in Digital Humanities: A Study Applied on Ontology Building for Arabic Manuscripts Texts / Mu’min Sayyed Nasharti. (Arabic)
• Digitization of Arabic Manuscripts in Tunisian National Library (Dar al-Kutub): Towards Intelligent Digital Conversion of Cultural Heritage / Rim Abidi. (Arabic)
• Cooperation between the Research Institutions, Researchers and Academic Libraries in the Context of Preservation of Cultural Heritage: Bibliotheca Arabica as an Example / Fatimah al-Bazzal and Dr. Imad Bachir (Arabic)
• Project of Creation of a Database/ Platform for Arabic Manuscripts/ Amal Hassan. (Arabic)
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time Session Name of Speaker Titles
9:00 - 10:30 Digitization for Cultural Heritage Protection in Lebanon Samar Mikati, Elie Kahale and Laura Carderera
Elissar Naddaf
Essine El Gemayel
Tony Nasrallah.
• Guardians of Heritage: United in Preservation Collaborative Efforts for Protecting Endangered Heritage British Library EAP & AUB libraries / Samar Mikati, Elie Kahale and Laura Carderera. (English)
• Safeguarding, Digitization and Valorization of Lebanese Audiovisual Media Heritage / Elissar Naddaf. (English)
• USEK Library Initiatives in Preserving and Disseminating the Cultural Heritage / Essine El Gemayel. (English)
• How the Private Diaries of Charles Malik Postponed the Publishing of His Biography by the Historians / Tony Nasrallah. (Arabic)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break - -
11:00 - 12:30 Initiatives for Protection of Cultural Heritage and the Intellectual Property Brigadier Youssef Haydar and General Massoud Abi Chakra
Ibrahim Farah
Nada Itani
• Cultural property Protection and Emergency Response by the Independent Works Regiment (IWR) in Lebanese Army Forces / Brigadier Youssef Haydar and General Massoud Abi Chakra. (English)
• Copyright Issues in digitization: Building a Copyright Review Model and Adopting Standardized Rights Statements / Ibrahim Farah. (English)
• Improving the access to Knowledge: The impact of the Iraqi Portal in organizing and Publishing of Theses and Dissertations / Yas al-Ganimi and Seif al-Murshidi. (Arabic)
• Memory of the World Programme; A Pioneer Initiative in the Protection of World Documentary Heritage / Nada Itani. (English)
12:30 - 14:30 Coffee Break -
14:30 - 15:30 Modern History Observatory (MOHO) Panel Akram Rayess
Monica Borgmann
Joy Mourani
Karina El-Helou and Rowina Bou Harb
Georges Arbid
• Acquisition, Digitalisation and Dissemination of Arab Music Archives: The Case of the Foundation for Arab Music Archiving and Research (AMAR) / Akram Rayess (English)
• UMAM Biblio Digitization Project: Baalbeck Studios Collection / Monica Borgmann. (English)
• The Levant Heritage Brand : digitization of cultural heritage and libraries. French group the Memorist / Joy Mourani. (English)
• Gregory Buchakjian: Abandoned Dwellings, Display of Systems, Film Screening / Karina El-Helou and Rowina Bou Harb from Sursock Museum. (English)
• Journey into Architecture Archives: Beirut (17 minutes) / Georges Arbid. (Arabic with English subtitles)
14:30-17:00 In Parallel Workshop Walid al-Badi
The measurement, the Evaluation and the Influence of Library Services
Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time Session Name of Speaker Titles
9:00 - 10:30 IFLA and Cultural Heritage Preservation Claire Macguire
Dr. Imad Bachir
Dr. Marwa al-Sahn
Stephane Ipert
• Cultural Heritage Preservation Projects and Activities Regionally and Worldwide.
10:30 - 11:30 Technology and Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Heritage Protection Dr. David Joseph Wrisley
Habib Ibrahim
Hannah-Katharina Chabbani
Dr. Seif al-Jabiri and Walid al-Badi
Dr. Elie Dannaoui
• Using GPT4 to Describe and Analyze Multilingual Cultural Collections from the Arabian Gulf / Dr. David Joseph Wrisley. (English)
• Navigating the Digital Landscape of Christian Arabic Literature with AI-Powered Linguistic Analysis / Habib Ibrahim. (English)
• A blueprint to Synthesize Ideas on Governing the Digitization of Culture in a Rapidly Evolving Technological Landscape / Hannah-Katharina Chabbani (English)
• Technological Innovations and Their Role in Meeting the Goals of the National Records and Archives Authority in Oman Sultanate / Dr. Seif al-Jabiri and Walid al-Badi. (Arabic)
• Digitization for the Protection and Dissemination of Religious Cultural Heritage / Dr. Elie Dannaoui (English)
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break - -
12:00 - 13:30 Safeguarding of Palestinian Cultural Heritage Dr. Jamila Ghaddar and Ghada Dimashq
Mohammad Rasheed and Valeria CETORELLI
Yassir Qaddoura
Yumna Hamidi
Fadi Asleh
May Hammash
Balsam al-Sayegh
• Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage: Archiving the Genocide in Gaza and Palestine / Dr. Jamila Ghaddar and Ghada Dimashq (English)
• UNRWA Digital Archiving Project of Palestine Refugee Family Files / Mohammad Rasheed and Valeria CETORELLI. (English)
• History of Palestinian Families: Howiyya Project (www.howiyya.com) / Yassir Qaddoura (Arabic)
• Digitization Initiatives to Preserve the Cultural Heritage in Gaza / Yumna Hamidi. (Arabic)
• Khazaen: An Experience of Social Digital Archiving Project / Fadi Asleh (Arabic)
• The Palestinian Experience in Preserving Intangible Cultural Heritage: The Brodery as an Example / May Hammash. (Arabic)
• Encyclopedia of Palestinian Villages / Balsam al-Sayegh (Arabic)
13:30 - 14:30 IFLA MENA Advocacy and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Fatme Charafeddine
Dr. Loida Garcia-Febo and Stephan Wyber
Azhar Zayer Jassem and Hassanen Ahmad Hussein
• MENA RDC Committee to Raise Awareness About its Role in Library Advocacy, Networking, and Capacity Building / Fatme Charafeddine. (English)
• IFLA membership issues and concerns and Library Associations Challenges Worldwide and in MENA / Dr. Loida Garcia-Febo and Stephan Wyber.(English)
• The Pilot Role of the Information Centers in Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals: The Center of Cataloging and Information Systems in Iraq as an Example / Azhar Zayer Jassem and Hassanen Ahmad Hussein. (Arabic)
14:30 - 16:00 Closing session and Recommendations
Honoring Retired Professors in Library and Information

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