About the Journal :
The International Journal of Manuscripts & Libraries for Specialized Research, published quarterly on behalf of the Scientific Institute of Advanced Training and Studies is a referred scientific journal, which is supervised by a group of scholars who are specialized in heritage, museums, and library studies in the Arab and international universities.
The objectives of this journal are: – To spot light on our memorable history to inspire a brighter future; – To stimulate the minds of researchers and adorers of heritage; -To exert efforts for the purpose of mobilizing skills and capacities in gathering various cultural, thoughtful, and heritage backgrounds; -To interact with the important aspects of our bountiful heritage, by and with which we live and move forward to the achievement of innovation, invention & development; -To fight alienation of relations with heritage; – To interact with masterworks of heritage to dedicate them to researchers to serve as a platform for achieving development.
The journal seeks to promote technical and educational services in view of international standards through distinguished and specialized qualifications, use of modern technology, loyalty and devotion to work, and achieving excellence to provide researchers and students with the best services. This will create a professional encouraging environment for the excellent creative ideas and talents who are committed to team work values, spirit of respect, authenticity of vision, and excellence in objectives.
The journal concerns with public intellectuals, persons interested in heritage and manuscripts, text editors, graduate researchers, researchers of manuscripts, librarians and information centres, in support of being a pioneer journal that seeks to make heritage a deep rooted science, art, entertainment, and education within an attractive framework of knowledge, as a leading journal in the field of heritage, documentations, and manuscripts studies at the national and international levels. Furthermore, the journal publishes authentic and distinguished scientific, technical and applied researches in an attempt to become a significant and added value journal in the field of electronic media, which takes advantage of the valuable components of manuscripts to regain its original beauty and the identity of Arabs and Muslims since they represent national, historical, ideological identities. In addition to this, manuscripts are regarded as a source of pride of the heritage left by our parents and ancestors including sciences, cultures, knowledge, and arts.
This study aims at highlighting the suffering of a large sector in the Islamic world, namely in Africa which owns a huge stock of manuscripts, as this continent is full of unprocessed manuscripts that wait for search and compiling, saving them in a secure place, and investigating them and publishing. This triplex problem is the aim of this study.
The study tackles the problems that encounter serving of African manuscripts in general, and the Sudanese in particular, where Sudan represents a cultural and locational denominator for most of African states, due to its geographical location, ethnic multiplicity, historical extensions, and security, economic and developmental conditions.
Need to present the problems of serving African manuscripts to scholars and experts still exits, with the hope that these problems will find adequate attention as they had found adequate negligence.
The study, after its organizational introduction and preface, comprises three sections. The first section treats the compiling of manuscripts, whereas the second approaches the suitable saving of manuscripts, and the third tackles investigation of manuscripts. The conclusion involves the most important findings and recommendations.