Preserving Coptic Cultural Heritage for the Digital Future
Seventeenth St. Shenouda-UCLA Conference of Coptic Studies
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
July 17-18, 2015
Date of Presentation
Much of Coptic Cultural Heritage is preserved in museums and libraries and private collections, neither owned nor managed by Coptic Orthodox Christians. This is especially true for countless manuscripts bearing witness to Coptic literature. Some of these documents have been published, but they are often either out of print, prohibitively expensive, or in academic libraries. Digitization is one way to increase access to and awareness of Coptic Cultural Heritage, but it is not without challenges. This paper will propose ways Coptic Orthodox Christians and academics can work together to increase the availability of digitized Coptic literature; discuss potential obstacles that need to be overcome for effective partnerships; and describe data curation requirements for effective digital preservation.
Schroeder, C. T.
Preserving Coptic Cultural Heritage for the Digital Future.
Paper presented at Seventeenth St. Shenouda-UCLA Conference of Coptic Studies in Los Angeles, CA.