Friday, February 01, 2013

I hope someone tells Hollande that there are plenty of manuscripts in Djenne too, the 'twin city' of Timbuktu...and that here we have already digitized more manuscripts  for posterity than Timbuktu ever did,  thanks to the  British Library's Endangered Archives Programme!


Blogger Pascal et Monique said...

Thanks to the British Library project... and thanks to you! Are the digitalized manuscripts safe somewhere out of Djenne? Do you know that about 50000 of the ones of Timbuktu are safe thanks to the digitalization made here in Lyon ?
Stay safe! Monique and Pascal

10:35 PM  
Blogger David said...

Get your own m/s story out there! You have the platform...

9:06 AM  
Blogger Susan Scheid said...

I agree with David. The photograph alone tells the tale, but beyond that, I know of no more persuasive advocate than you for this.

3:19 AM  
Blogger toubab said...

Ah yes! I want to write something soon but have been rather rushed off my feet here on MaliMali business since we have some work to do on new orders! And, alas, we have to think of trying to earn some money to survive... but will attack the manuscript article soonest!
And yes, indeed Monique et Pascal! Hurrah for Lyon and their digitization programme in Timbuktu! The people of Timbuktu have been notoriously unwilling to digitize their manuscripts, and a very low number has been done when one considers the vast amnount of funding that Timbuktu have received. I think the importance of the digitization programmed has now been understood by everyone!

2:17 PM  

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