This is a collection of specialized research papers addressing diverse aspects of the preservation, management and utilization of the funds of manuscripts of Uzbekistan. These funds of manuscripts are the products of scientific, philosophical and literary activities that have taken place in Uzbekistan and its region over the past centuries. They are sources of information for researchers who are working on various aspects of the history of culture of the region. Their conservation, cataloguing and valorization engage a wide range of specializations. The workshop which was organized by IRCICA and Imam Bukhari International Scientific-Research Center (IBISRC) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan in June 2019 aimed at encouraging research work and fostering exchanges of information between relevant expert circles on diverse aspects of the management of the manuscript heritage. The participants were an inter-disciplinary group of scholars and specialists involved with theoretical and practical, scientific and technical aspects of the preservation and treatment of funds of manuscripts. Their papers collected in this book focus on current issues and challenges involved in this field, communicate experiences, recommend best practices, evaluate availability of training facilities, and explore avenues of sectoral and inter-country cooperation.
1. Manuscripts ? Uzbekistan ? Workshop.